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CommentPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:07 am 
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I thought you might have spotted that. The column later got cut down just above the base.... before it was removed fully a few days later.

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CommentPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:22 pm 
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Yes!  I walk past it a few days a week.  Did you manage to get the swan neck and/or is it a GEC or AC Ford lamp unit???

The concrete base is still in the ground (as of today), with some black insulation tape holding the gear access cover plate and the usual yellow electrical hazard warning tape wrapped over the cut top.  It's been like that since they cut the column and so they really are behind with work - just like you said in your other post with all the great info about Lendal :) I guess the new column is going to be a SON just like Flavian Grove round the corner, which got replaced a year or so before the work started on this one I think.  I don't know why they haven't put one of the Stella LED heads up like they have used in Fairway, I think they are fabulous.


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CommentPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:46 am 
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I think the Fairway Stela's were a trial to see how well they spread the light out - because otherwise it is South Bank that has Stela's and then Water End has some Vexica LED lanterns too. I think the main issue has been cost - as Galtress Grove was part of the bulk column replacements last year where well over 2,000 columns were changed... However I do think it should have ben a Jet, as the old lantern was mercury, and normally mercury lanterns are replaced with Jets - as a sort of like-for-like in terms of light output.

I didn't get any part of that particular one as it went when I wasn't around. I do have a swan neck from one of these Stanton 7 concrete columns - they're rather big and weigh a ton! The lantern there was a GEC Z5590 - and to be honest it has been on borrowed time since 2010 anyway, being a mercury lantern.

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