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uk manufacturers

I've listed the UK manufacturers alphabetically. This is intended as simply a reference. Please contact me if you'd like extra information added for your company.


a c ford
www.acforddudley.co.uk
abacus lighting
www.abacuslighting.com
carbon reduction technology
www.carbonreductiontechnology.com
cu phosco
www.cuphosco.co.uk
dw windsor
www.dwwindsor.com

"Designer and manufacturer of exterior lighting, street lighting and urban furniture, providing real value to our customers."

holophane
www.holophane.com
indal wrtl
www.wrtl.co.uk
jw (uk) ltd
www.jw-uk-ltd.co.uk
kingfisher
www.kingfisherlighting.com
philips
www.lighting.philips.co.uk
selux
www.selux.com/de/en.html
siteco
www.siteco.co.uk/en/home.html
sugg
www.sugglighting.co.uk
thorn
www.thornlighting.co.uk/gb/en
urbis
www.urbislighting.co.uk
woodhouse
www.woodhouse.co.uk



reclaim
fenori
www.fenori.org
Fenori Cast Iron reclaim, restore and recycle traditional cast iron lamp posts and other products from the roads and highways. They specialise in cast iron columns, but can also supply swan neck brackets, pendant lanterns, cobble stones, railings, signs, traffic signals and other road furniture.




lantern collectors
mike barford: english street lights online
www.streetlightonline.co.uk
A combination of blog, pictures of installations and the genesis of his own collection, Mike Barford's site documents what happens when collecting lanterns moves from being an idea to an actual hobby.

bob cookson: eastbourne's street lighting
www.eastbournes-street-lighting.co.uk
Along with the history of street lighting in Eastbourne, Bob Cookson lists and pictures all the lanterns in his extensive collection.

andrew dorrian: andrew d's collection
mercuryvapour.co.uk/gallery/index.php?/category/69
A huge gallery of Andrew's collection of lanterns and lamps. He also has a section devoted to various installations.

matthew eagles: sox lamps
www.soxlamps.com
Everything you wanted to know about low pressure sodium lamps and more. Matthew's site covers the history of the light source, the SOX lamp, lanterns, items in his collection, the pros and cons of low pressure sodium and more. Extremely readable and packed with text, diagrams and graphics.

martyn hicks: martyn's mix - streetlamps
www.martynhicks.co.uk/personal/html/streetlamps/streetlamps.html
Martyn's site features lots of photos of streetlights from around Bristol.

tim luckett: street lighting gb
www.lightgb.myfreeola.com/lights
The longest running UK street lighting site, Tim Luckett lists lanterns made by various manufacturers and documents remaining lanterns and columns of interest installed throughout the UK.

andrew pate: plastic planet street lighting
www.plasticplanet.co.uk/StreetLight.htm
Andrew's lively site features pictures of his ever growing collection showing complete lanterns, disassemblies and restorations.

claire pendrous: midland counties street lighting
http://www.midlandcountiesstreetlighting.co.uk
Claire Pendrous’ excellent site includes details of her collection, rare installations, pictures of lanterns in-situ, and various manufacturer’s catalogues – the latter of which includes the definitive history of A C Ford. And she’s started updating her site again with new additions to her collection.

brian randall: bedfordshire street lighting
www.bedfordshirestreetlighting.webs.com
Brian's excellent website shows the various ancient installations which can still be found around Bedford (called REVO City on my site). There's also pictures of the various old lanterns still in use in Bedfordshire and the lanterns in his collection.

andrew stanley: collection street lighting
www.leedsstreetlight.co.uk
Andrew Stanley's website concentrates on installations and pictures of his own collection. He has aquired modern luminaires, so if you've seen a new lantern, and you don't know its maker, then check out here.

chris sugg: william sugg and co
www.williamsugghistory.co.uk/index.html
A superb page outlining the history and products of William Sugg and Co. Sugg were responsible for many of the major gas innovations of the last century, and designed some of the most iconic 'traditional' lanterns: the Windsor, Littleton and Rochester.

davy warren: plymouth and south devon streetlighting
www.freewebs.com/plymouthlighting
This excellent site documents the disappearing lighting in South Devon. Fortunately, most of it seems to be reappearing in Davy's collection. There are also extensive history sections which are well worth reading.




lamp collectors
lamptech
www.lamptech.co.uk
Don't know your SO from your SOI, or your MA from your MB? Well Jame Hooker's website documents all the differences, and features pictures of his own collection of historic discharge tubes.

metal-halide.net
www.metal-halide.net
This site documents Philip's collection of discharge bulbs. And you should also check out www.lighting-gallery.net, which is a gallery of bulbs and lanterns.




photographers
scot bearford: scot's streetlighting
www.scot.scotshome.com/streetlighting
Scot's site features fantasic pictures (most against deep blue skies) of older street lighting columns, brackets and lanterns found around the country; most from south-east London and Kent.

simon brown: wessex streetlighting
wessexstreetlighting.fotopic.net
Simon's site documents the existing installations in Hampshire, Berkshire, Sussex and Wiltshire before the dreaded PFIs sweep them all away.

phil macbean: lighting here and there
ecc83.hopto.org/site/index.php
There's loads to explore here from pictures of UK installations, a large section devoted to US street scenes, lamp videos, Phil's collection, US advertisements and lots more.

alex monk: street lighting
streetlights2.tripod.com
This small site features a number of pictures of street lighting around London. There's also a link to the sl-db, which was an attempt to catalogue lanterns by name and/or manufacturer.

russell oakes: north west streetlighting
picasaweb.google.com/northweststreetlighting
Gallery of photographs from the north west including Warrington, Liverpool, Bolton and other towns/cities.

james percival: my streetlighting photos
mercuryvapour.co.uk/gallery/index.php?/category/streetlights&pwg_id=3d65472fb45760b4077183da69f2d177
A gallery of various street lights.

nick smith: northamptonshire streetlighting
www.freewebs.com/nicksmith12
It does exactly what it says on the tin. Nick's site includes shots of installations around Northampton including Corby, Daventy, Wellingborough and others. Worth a look as it includes many archive shots.

sotonsteve: southampton city (unitary in hampshire) street lighting
sotonsteve.fotopic.net/c1310476.html
A huge photographic record of the existing street lighting in Southampton. All of the street lights pictured will be swept away by the city's PFI which is currently underway.

james wight: lighting in the lowestoft area
www.freewebs.com/lowestoftstreetlighting
This small, but growing site, documents the existing lighting which can be found in Lowestoft.




overseas collectors
sander sloots: street lighting in holland
www.geocities.com/santaarnpaal
This great site documents the street lighting scene in Holland and Sander's own collection of lanterns. Of particular interest are the various lanterns produced by various European manufacturers (especially Philips) which were never installed in the UK.

aubin ribeyron: french street lighting
eclairagepublic.free.fr
An excellent French site detailing French street lighting practise (history, configurations, light pollution), lanterns, collection and further links.

phozagora: road lighting (les luminaires de rue)
phozagora.free.fr
Another excellent French site with technical information (light, photometry), bulb types, lantern design, lantern identification, the author's own collection and more.




professional organisations
institution of lighting professionals
www.theilp.org.uk
I'm proud to be an Affilate Member and they've kindly given me permission to reproduce articles from Public Lighting, now known as Lighting Journal.

street lighting in the uk
members.aol.com/highlec/sluk.html
The site of the Association of Street Lighting Contractors.




manufacturers
harvey fuse gear
www.harveyfusegear.co.uk
Makers of cut-offs, gland plates, feeder pillars and other electrical components for street lights. Founded by Harry Harvey who also originally set-up SMK Limited.

indo
http://www.indolamp.com
Induction lighting is fully explained on Indo Lighting's website along with descriptions of the lamps and lanterns. Induction lighting is seen as one of the light sources of the future (along with LED and metal halide).

tofco limited
http://www.tofco.co.uk
Tofco are the UK market leader of street lighting cutout units and isolators, (over 4 million operating in the UK alone), distribution panels (carrying the supply to the lights) and passive safe termination connections