Hardie Street Lighting can reduce installation costs through our innovative use of aluminium and patented extrusion technology. Our unique design incorporates a custom made, anodized extrusion that’s incredibly strong and light. Comparable aluminium that is used in the North Sea is still showing no structural degradation after 35 years. Our street light columns are designed to last beyond a generation.
In the past, aluminium was thought to be prohibitively expensive; with our volume manufacturing this is not the case. We can demonstrate installation cost savings of up to 75%. Due to their lightweight characteristics, our columns can be installed by a team of two men and a light weight vehicle (average column weight 6 – 12 kilos; well under the weight directive for manual handling operations regulations 1992) allowing one man to lift a column.
Traditionally, teams of between 5 – 10 men with mobile cranes were required to lift and place the steel columns, and the organisation and disruption required to provide access (traffic road management) to either install or replace existing lights has been made a thing of the past.