Aluminum Light Pole Frequently Asked Questions
You have questions about aluminum light poles. We have aluminum light pole answers. Below are several frequently asked questions (FAQs). If you don’t find you FAQ and answer, use the like at the end to email us your aluminum light pole question.
Are light poles made of aluminum?
Light poles can be made of aluminum, steel, galvanized steel, wood, or fiberglass/composite.
How much does an aluminum street light pole weight?
The weight of an aluminum light pole varies on based on the diameter of the
pole, the thickness of the metal and the height of the pole. An 8’ round
aluminum light pole with a 4” diameter weighs 19 pounds, while a 20’ round
aluminum light pole with a 5” diameter weighs 72 pounds.
Click here for a pdf with round aluminum light pole dimensions and weights.
Click here for a pdf with square aluminum light pole dimensions and weights.
Which type of pole is used for lighting?
Light poles can be made of wood, steel, galvanized steel, fiberglass/composite, or aluminum. Each material has a place in the field, depending on the requirements. To determine the best choice for your project, speak with an Access Fixtures lighting specialist, or fill out the contact form and a lighting
specialist will get back to you as soon as possible.
How deep should an aluminum light pole be in the ground?
The general rule for direct burial aluminum light poles is to bury 2 feet plus 10% of the above ground height. If there is 20’ above ground, 4’ below ground will be sufficient.
Is an aluminum pole strong?
Aluminum light poles are very strong. For example, aluminum light poles can be designed and built to hold multiple luminaires and withstand Class 5 hurricane winds. Also, as aluminum poles do not corrode like steel, they maintain their structural integrity for a longer period of time as compared with
steel light poles.
What are most light poles made from?
Common materials used to manufacture light poles are steel, galvanized steel, aluminum, fiberglass/composite, and wood. Cost of the light poles from lowest to highest is as follows:
- Wood light poles
- Steel light poles
- Galvanized steel light poles
- Aluminum light poles
- Fiberglass light poles
Sometimes aluminum is more expensive than fiberglass, and sometimes the reverse is true. It based on supply cost and demand. Aluminum prices change based on the cost of aluminum. Fiberglass light poles change in price based on how sold-out fiberglass pole production is.
How much does a 30 ft aluminum street light pole weight?
A 30’ aluminum light pole is 6” square and weighs 216 pounds.
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How thick are aluminum street light poles?
How tall is an average streetlight?
The typical decorative street light pole is 16’ tall.
The typical round or square street light pole is 20’ tall
How much does it cost to install a light pole?
There are too many variables to answer this question. The answer depends on the local cost of labor, the distance the wire needs to be trenched for power, the height of the pole being installed, access to the site of the installation, and ground conditions. You best bet is to get 3 quotes from local electrical contractors.
How much concrete do I need for a light pole base?
The amount of concrete required for a base depends on the height of the pole, the weight of the fixtures on the pole, local soil conditions, and the wind speed the pole must be able to handle. This question would typically be answered by local code enforcement or a structural engineer.
How do you size an aluminum light pole base?
The size of the pole base depends on the height of the pole, the weight of the fixtures on the pole, local soil conditions, and the wind speed the pole must be able to handle. As the pole requirements increase, the base and the bolt pattern dimensions increase. Of course, that doesn’t answer the question, which needs to be answered by a structural engineer.
Are there different types of aluminum light poles?
Yes. Aluminum light poles are available in different shapes and colors to meet the requirements of almost every location, design, and function.
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