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Front view of both lamps running up.

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May 24, 2011 at 05:23 AM Author: Al_M
Hey Rich, thanks for the demo and explanations of the SLI/H. Over the years I'd only heard very brief comments about them as I don't think they were ever used in Australia or New Zealand as I think we only had SOX. It's a real shame we didn't have them! Now even SOX is hard to find now , so I'm scavenging anything SOX related I can find!

Traffic signals & street lighting engineer. Please bring SOX/LPS back Downunder!!

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May 25, 2011 at 02:59 AM Author: AngryHorse
We had the Linear all over Middlewich, until the late 80s, all these down BOOTH LANE, were all SLI, (all 211 columns)!!, with GECs Clearmain 9517 lanterns on, (now with 150watt HPS).
I know the lighting engineer that took these down, wish I`d have asked him for one now, as none of the collectors in the UK has one, as far as I know!!

Current: UK 230V, 50Hz
Power provider: e.on energy
Street lighting in our town: Philips UniStreet LED

"Beauty fades, dumb is forever".......Judge Judy Cheesy

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May 25, 2011 at 03:29 AM Author: Al_M
Wow, that would've been nice to have in the collection . Just on a side note, I've noticed how the houses are powered in the UK in the Streetview pics. One pole with many overhead cables coming off it at all angles looks interesting. Here if there is overhead cables running down the road each house will have it's own cable coming from one pole, in rare cases two houses will come off the same pole. If the cabling is underground we have a pillar called a 'green boy' like this . This contains fuses and busbars for the houses power supply.

Traffic signals & street lighting engineer. Please bring SOX/LPS back Downunder!!

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May 25, 2011 at 05:03 AM Author: AngryHorse
No, the single poles, with lots of wires, like the one on the right of this pic here, are for the telephones, the power poles are the ones on the left, but this system is getting replaced slowly now, the newer systems come underground via sub stations, like this.

Yes, thats the clearmain , happy memorys for me!

Current: UK 230V, 50Hz
Power provider: e.on energy
Street lighting in our town: Philips UniStreet LED

"Beauty fades, dumb is forever".......Judge Judy Cheesy

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May 25, 2011 at 05:16 AM Author: Al_M
Oh ok yes that makes more sense as the wires look too small to carry mains current. Here we have two major phone companies (in opposition). Telstra has all their cabling underground, they were the original phone company and used to be Telecom, and Optus which has most of their network above ground, suspended on the power poles below the streetlights like here .

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May 25, 2011 at 05:25 AM Author: AngryHorse
We have a few phone companies here too, but the poles are owned by the biggest, British Telecom, or `BT openreach`, as they are now called.

Current: UK 230V, 50Hz
Power provider: e.on energy
Street lighting in our town: Philips UniStreet LED

"Beauty fades, dumb is forever".......Judge Judy Cheesy

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