If your lighting estate includes a good number of older lanterns (typically more than 10 years old) and you want to retain the character of SON or the colour rendition of Metal Halide, then it makes sense to change the entire lantern for one that has all the energy and maintenance benefits of the HID Retrofit Kit but that comes pre-loaded and pre-wired. We believe that the cost of installation is often ignored in ROI calculations so if we can make it as fast and as simple as possible then more can be installed per hour and the traffic management has to be in place for a fraction of the time. It is for these reasons that our lanterns come pre-wired with enough cable for install on columns up to 12m in height
enLight® HID Lantern 150
The enLight® HID Lantern 150 is a powder coated, aluminium alloy shell that comes pre-loaded with the entelli-Ballast™ 150 for lamps from between 26W and 150W using either long lasting SON or Metal Halide lamps. The lantern comes pre-wired with all the cables needed for columns of up to 12m in height so it is no longer necessary to carry reels of cable in the truck and cut and strip wires in bad weather. The HID Lantern 150 includes a reflector and optics to provide optimum light spread for the column height and lamp wattage due to the entelli-Ballast™ supporting 1% increment linear dimming to provide just the right amount of light for the street scene regulations.
Installation of the HID Lantern 150 couldn’t be simpler as while one person is at the top of the column in the hoist, the second one can be on the ground, removing the inspection panel and isolating the post from the supply. The person at height can then unfasten the old lantern and pull it into the lift bucket, dragging the old wires with it and coiling them for disposal back at the depot. The new HID Lantern 150 can then have its leads fed down the column before being bolted to either the bracket or to the post top itself whilst the person on the ground connects the HID Lantern 150 to mains power. The hand-held configurator is then connected and used to set the configuration of the lantern (profile and security keys) whilst a visual inspection of the LEDs in the enLight® DOLFin® on top of the lantern confirms a fully installed unit.
HID Lantern 400 – Coming Soon
The enLight® HID Lantern 400 is the big brother of the HID Lantern 150 but comes pre-loaded with the entelli-Ballast™ 400 for lamps from between 150W and 400W using either long lasting SON or Metal Halide lamps. The lantern comes pre-wired with all the cables needed for columns of up to 15m in height so it is no longer necessary to carry reels of cable in the truck and cut and strip wires in bad weather. The HID Lantern 400 reflector and optics are designed to provide optimum light spread for the column height and lamp wattage, due to the 1% incremental linear dimming of the entelli-Ballast™ to provide just the right amount of light for the street scene regulations.
Installation of the HID Lantern 400 is the same as for the 150 version so minimising the length of time traffic management needs to be in place and accelerating the ROI as the new, more efficient lanterns are installed 2-3 times quicker than standard lanterns.