atlas alpha one
For the lighting of main highways and motor-roads the Alpha One sodium lantern is particularly suitable. Street lighting
engineers everywhere will appreciate its unique features, such as the Opticell described below, its superb construction and its
clean, modern appearance. It was awarded a Gold Medal at The Eleventh Milan Trienalle of Architectural and Industrial Art and has
been accepted by the Council of Industrial Design for Design Index.
Special Features. The hermetically sealed lamp enclosure and light control system - the Opticell, is a unified
assembly of two plastic mouldings, a reflector with the lamp support and two support pins. The sodium lamp is inserted through an
aperature at one end which is then tightly closed by a combined lampholder and sealing cap held place by two quick-release
clips. By this method the interior is completely sealed and very considerable periods will elapse before attention
other than lamp replacement is necessary.
The support pins engage with slots in the end support. Releasing a special retaining toggle allows the Opticell to be easily
hinged down to give ready access to the sealing cap. The end support and sealing cap are corrosion resisting.
Optical System. Based on the principle that, to achieve maximum effeciency, light from the source should be
redirected as little as possible to achieve the desired distribution, the Atlas Light Control system ensures a highly
satisfactory optical performance. It is acheived by careful siting of the various elements of the Opticell. The use of
a high proportion of reflecting prisms ensures effective control with the lamp in this position.
Because the globe is hermetically sealed the prisms do not, of course, require additional protection and are therefore
moulded on the interior surface of the Opticell.
Materials. The Opticell is made from a special heat-and-weather-resisting grade of clear plastic which has
been developed specially for this application. The end support is corrosion-resisting aluminium alloy and other metal
components are of carefully selected grade of stainless steel or aluminium.
Finish. The plastic globe is treated with an antistatic compound. Aluminium parts are either anodised or
subjected to a "Bonderite" process before beign stoved to a matt aluminium.
Installation. The end support has an entry for a 4½" length of 1½" unthreaded barrel. A spirit level
platform is incorporated into the Opticell to obtain accurate levelling. This is achieved by the adjustment of the three
3/8" B.S.W. hardened socket set screws that grip the barrel.
Wiring is brought to a heavy-duty porcelain terminal block and from this a flexible P.V.C. cable, clamped at each end, passes to
the sealing cap.
PSD/E 1085 lantern for 60W SOX or 85W SOI lamps.
PSD/E 1140 lantern for 100W SOX or 140W SOI lamps.
Lamps. Atlas 60W or 100W SOX, 85W or 140W SOI.