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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
abacus lighting
carbon reduction technology
cu phosco
dw windsor

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

indal wrtl
jw (uk) ltd

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
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
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
A huge gallery of Andrew's collection of lanterns and lamps. He also has a section devoted to various installations.

matthew eagles: sox lamps
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
Martyn's site features lots of photos of streetlights from around Bristol.

tim luckett: street lighting gb
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
Andrew's lively site features pictures of his ever growing collection showing complete lanterns, disassemblies and restorations.

claire pendrous: midland counties street lighting
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
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
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
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
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
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.
This site documents Philip's collection of discharge bulbs. And you should also check out, which is a gallery of bulbs and lanterns.

scot bearford: scot's 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
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
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
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
Gallery of photographs from the north west including Warrington, Liverpool, Bolton and other towns/cities.

james percival: my streetlighting photos
A gallery of various street lights.

nick smith: northamptonshire streetlighting
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
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
This small, but growing site, documents the existing lighting which can be found in Lowestoft.

overseas collectors
sander sloots: street lighting in holland
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
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)
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
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
The site of the Association of Street Lighting Contractors.

harvey fuse gear
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.

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
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