Slip-base Light Poles

Slip-base poles are widely used on freeways and other high speed roads in many countries and they are becoming more widely used. The slip-base poles consist of a normal pole stem, catering for mounting heights up to approximately 15 m. The base involves two plates clamped together with three equally spaced bolts. These plates and bolts are released during an impact, allowing the pole stem to break away from its foundation with minimal impact on the vehicle (Refer Figures 2 and 3).

  • All poles are hot dip galvanized to AS/NZS 4680:2006

An innovation in industrial design, this type of special purpose Street Lighting Pole addresses the universal problem of high-speed road accidents (over 60km/h) involving roadside collisions with freeway poles. Due to the optimal safety applications in their use, these poles need to be designed, evaluated and certified by the relevant authorities to meet Australian Standards specifications (AS/NZS 1158.1.3).

Slip-base Light Pole Slip-base Pole

Tapered Octagonal Slip
Tapered Octagonal Slip