Subway and Tunnel Lights in Collection
The luminaires I have are displayed below in the order in which I received them.
For easier viewing, I've linked their names to a description.
3x 8W MCF
This subway light is popular thanks to its compact size and relative vandal resistance although I am not sure if any are, or have ever been used in the Derby area in large numbers as subways themselves are not that common here.
This fitting is the opposite of the above size-wise; but is probably still a good vandal-resistant design. Being such a large fitting, I would think that it is probably intended to be used in wide road tunnels as opposed to pedestrian subways. I have not seen this type of fitting in use before - so I wonder why it was ordered in the first place!
2x 20W MCF
For many years, this robust 1970s fitting remained unused in a switch room in Derby City Centre until a length of flex and a plug were wired in to allow the fitting to be used as a 'lead light' in the switch room. The fittings were frequently used in public toilets around the city and so it is likely that this one was destined for this type of use as well, but was never required as things turned out.
Thanks to Mick Haruk of Derby's street lighting team for getting hold of this 'Real'-ly rare fitting! This and several other D3748s were located underneath the bridge supporting St Alkmunds Way in Derby City Centre - see here for photographs, including a photograph of where this particular fitting came from. The fittings probably date from the time that the bridge was constructed - the late 1960s. It appears that they were only used for a brief period - they had almost certainly been disconnected for around thirty years.
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