EN 40-2:2004

Lighting columns - Part 2: General requirements and dimensions

Publication date:   Sep 25, 2006

General information

60.60 Standard published   Oct 6, 2004


CEN/TC 50 Lighting columns and spigots

European Norm

93.080.40   Street lighting and related equipment



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This document specifies the requirements and dimensions for lighting columns, brackets, base compartments, cableways and earthing terminals. It applies to post top columns not exceeding 20 m height for post top lanterns and columns with brackets not exceeding 18 m height for side entry lanterns.
This Part does not attempt to restrict the actual appearance or shape of the column or bracket. The majority of lighting columns are normally of a stepped tubular, round, octagonal or polygonal cross-section. Lighting columns may be manufactured from materials other than those listed in the foreword (e.g. wood, plastic, cast iron) or in other forms (e.g. lattice and telescopic).
This document specifies performance related to the essential requirements of resistance to horizontal (wind) loads and performance under vehicle impact (passive safety) in support of the Essential Requirement No 4 Safety in use measured according to the corresponding test methods included in this document or available in separate documents.

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Regulation (eu) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 march 2011 laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products and repealing council directive 89/106/eec

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EN 40-2:1976


EN 40-2:2004
60.60 Standard published
Oct 6, 2004