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Offline LenV

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Street lights
« on: November 07, 2016, 03:22:05 pm »
I am modelling UK 1960-1970. Can anyone tell me the distance I should put my street lights apart. I cannot find any reference to this anywhere. Len

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Re: Street lights
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2016, 03:58:34 pm »
Hi Len,
I doubt that there is an official standard for distance between lampposts because it would vary with all sorts of things like they type of lamp, the type of road, the amount of money the council had to spend, etc, etc.
I think that your best bet will be to find a picture of a street similar to the one you want to model and make an estimate from the photo.

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Re: Street lights
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2016, 04:01:03 pm »
A restricted road (subject to a 30mph speed limit) has street lights spaced at not more than 200 yds apart.
http://persona.uk.c/orga46newark/HA_docs/disposit_docs/DD101-DD200/DD164.pdf
is a document that on pages 67-81 has some suggested lampost positioning for a variety of junction types and layouts, and some wonderful recommendations for calculation of lit area and lampost size which would keep the most ardent of rivet (or lumen) counters happy!

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Re: Street lights
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2016, 04:25:53 pm »
Thanks for the replies. Great. Len

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Re: Street lights
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2016, 07:18:20 am »
A restricted road (subject to a 30mph speed limit) has street lights spaced at not more than 200 yds apart.
http://persona.uk.c/orga46newark/HA_docs/disposit_docs/DD101-DD200/DD164.pdf
is a document that on pages 67-81 has some suggested lampost positioning for a variety of junction types and layouts, and some wonderful recommendations for calculation of lit area and lampost size which would keep the most ardent of rivet (or lumen) counters happy!


Correct link:
http://persona.uk.com/orga46newark/ha_docs/disposit_docs/dd101-dd200/dd164.pdf
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