© Blackpool Borough Council 1959 Albert Road
"This installation consists of 50 Carpenter fluorescent lanterns in Adelaide Street, Albert Road (shown left), Palatine Road, and Regent Road.
The lanterns take their name from H. Carpenter, M.I.E.E., F.I.E.S., the town's
Illuminations and Public Lighting Officer who is past president of the Association of Public Lighting Engineers.
Mr. Carpenter has taken a particular interest in the development of the lantern as did the managing director of
Siemens Edison Swan Ltd., Dr. J. N. Aldington, a Lancashire man.
Carpenter lanterns are unusual in the size of lamp which is 3 ft. in length. In the present case there are four such lamps each of 30 watt rating,
giving a total consumption including gear losses of 160 watts.
A trial installation of six lanterns in Palatine Road, was of great assistance in determining the suitability of the lantern.
Various mounting heights were used and although a height of 16 ft 6 in. was originally envisaged, it was found that 20 ft. mounting
gave best results, the illumination diversity factor being 10 at a lantern spacing of 120 ft. Carpenter lanterns at Blackpool are thus
designed to meet a special need between Group A and Group B lighting.
The 50 lanterns supplied are erected in busy central residential areas having a large proportion of boarding houses.
Blackpool may soon have fluorescent lighting in all principal streets in the Town centre, such lighting being the most practical, aesthetic
and economical in the view of the Public Lighting Officer. The Carpenter lantern is included in Design Index of the Council of Industrial Design.
Public Lighting, No. 104 Vol 24, p40
They're mounted on Stanton 6 columns.
March Issue, 1959