The lamp post is the "folk" name for such an important component of street lighting as a support. It allows you to place the light source at the desired height, which provides the required level of illumination, light coverage of a certain area. Because it is an object that carries an increased risk of injury, including electrical, its parameters, material, technology of manufacture or surface treatment, installation methods are strictly regulated by state standards.

How did the lamp post appear?

The first mention of mandatory street lighting appeared in the XV century. Then in London, citizens were required to hang lamps on the street. A century later, this example was followed by Paris. But the very idea of ​​street lighting has its roots in ancient Greece. Even then, bowls on tripods, in which tar or oil burned in the dark, were displayed on the streets of the polis. With the development of technology and art, the design of the stands and combustible materials simply changed. With the active construction of cities with stone buildings, the construction of forts, the role of supports was performed by the walls on which the torches were attached, and then the lamps.

The system of urban lighting as an organized structure appeared only in the second half of the XVII century in Amsterdam. At the same time, the first lamp post was constructed, the design of which did not change until almost the twentieth century. The main components have not changed to this day.

Lamps on a lamp post

At first they were oil, later - gas. Whale oil was also used extensively, but was later replaced by petroleum products. But it also did not last long. After the discovery of the properties of electricity and the creation of the first AC generators, the city began to be quickly illuminated by incandescent lamps. And now electricity is a resource for street lighting around the world.

The production of lighting fixtures is a huge industry that is constantly evolving. Since the overall composition of the landscape depends on the design of the fixtures, designers work actively together with engineers and electricians.

Lamp post for street lighting

This part is just as important as the lamp itself. It is the lamp posts for street lighting that allow rational use of electricity and lamp life:

  • The radius of illumination, its brightness depends on height of a support;
  • The thickness of the column allows you to resist wind and other mechanical loads, keeping the light source in place;
  • The material determines how long this element of street lighting will last you, how safe the construction will be.

Therefore, the design of supports is a more responsible process than the development of luminaires from the standpoint of safety and durability.

What are lamp posts made of?

Throughout the history of this design, the following materials have been used:

  • Metal. Since the art of forging has a deep history, metal was used to make not just utilitarian pillars, but real works of art. Today, the most popular and reliable are aluminum and steel structures, although for steel have to take measures to protect against corrosion: galvanizing, painting;
  • Tree. This material has not become widespread. Wooden supports played the role of temporary, because for a long time they were the cheapest element;
  • Reinforced concrete. It is reliable pillars that can be found today. They are quite strong, but their weight significantly limits the height of the support, complicates installation and transportation;
  • Composite materials. It is the best, but also the most expensive solution on the modern market. They are safe, have low weight, allow making designs of various architecture, as much as possible durable.

To know exactly what kind of lantern supports you will need, you need to pre-design a lighting project. Only then can you place an order.

What are the design differences?

Depending on the installation site, type of climate, nature of use, different designs with complex classification are developed. So by a method of installation distinguish the following lamp posts:

  • Flanged. This means that the entire support consists of two parts - the actual column and the mortgage part, which is filled with concrete in the ground. To this basis by means of powerful flanges reliably fasten a design with a headband and the lamp;
  • Those that dig. For them, dig a well of sufficient depth and install a structure in it.

There are also supports and the nature of the autopsy:

  • round;
  • hexagonal;
  • octagonal;
  • with a different number of faces;
  • square (typical for reinforced concrete columns, now practically not used).

The height of the classification is not in the usual sense. Just depending on the features of the project, the developers specify the required height in meters.

What is taken into account before purchasing?

Before you buy a lamp post, you need to carefully study the design documentation. It usually contains the following information:

  • Number of units, sometimes the article;
  • Type of support on the material;
  • Its cross section (size and shape) and wall thickness;
  • Height;
  • Method of fastening;
  • Electrical equipment.

The last point is especially important. In modern lamp posts controllers, safety locks, control units of the lamp are established. This allows you to streamline and automate street lighting.

Not the last role is played also by a choice of the manufacturer. Our experience in design, cooperation with foreign manufacturers has allowed us to create a strong base for launching our own production. We continue to work with industry leaders to provide our customers with the widest possible range.

Our attentive attitude to the level of service, the ability to develop and implement complex projects of any complexity provides a comfortable and effective cooperation, solving all customer problems related to lighting.

What lamp posts can be purchased from us?

We have made several groups in our range to simplify the search and selection of the necessary equipment:

  • Lighting masts - powerful designs that allow you to illuminate a larger area quite brightly. As a rule, they are used in stadiums, large squares and boulevards, industrial facilities;
  • Supports for street lighting. These are products made of steel, aluminum or composite material, which are used for street lighting, highways. They are characterized by restrained design, reliability and durability.

In any category, we offer the best value for money, reliability and aesthetics.

A separate category - design solutions

Decorative lamp posts are already a part of landscape design. They are presented in different artistic styles and colors. Such constructions complement the landscape during the day and become the main decoration with the onset of night.

Such structures can be used not only in city parks. They can also be installed on the following objects:

  • Garden plots. There are many compact solutions that can effectively emphasize the design of your garden or alley;
  • Recreation centers. Effective lighting will raise the popularity of the place, make it more picturesque at night and during the day;
  • Residential complexes, where the comfort of the territory, its design is just as important as good apartment planning.

Thanks to the wide range, we will be able to offer you what best suits your project and artistic idea.

Smart supports

Our world is a desire not only for comfort but also rational decisions. Therefore, a street lamp post is more than just a light source and a design element. Today, smart technologies are actively used around the world.

We have developed our own line of smart lighting systems. They allow increasing efficiency of space and functionality of a support at the expense of charging modules or the wireless Internet. In addition, they aim to reduce costs when using lighting due to dimming modules and motion sensors. When there is no need for bright light, the lamp operates at 50% power. If a pedestrian appears nearby or it is time for maximum activity, there is an automatic increase in brightness.

We do not stop there. Every day we work to ensure that you have quality equipment for street lighting, so that you have access to the latest developments in this field. For us, success is an opportunity to always be the first to master technologies, to offer complexes ahead of our time to solve the problems of our clients.