Steel Poles and Hardware

Steel Poles and Hardware

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Access Fixtures poles and hardware are protected from rust and corrosion with a baked-on, polyester powder-coat finish, which helps guarantee ideal hardness and weather resistance. The consistent durability of each component means years of hassle-free lighting. Whether you’re using Access Fixtures products for competition-level tennis court that needs to withstand hurricane winds or a backyard half basketball court, we are equipped to provide a comprehensive pole-and-mount solution. Do you have unique lighting or mounting requirements? Access Fixtures lighting specialists will explore the product options and layouts that will work best for you. Poles can be cut to custom lengths, allowing your lighting to align with grade variations or retaining walls. We often find custom solutions for our customers’ specific needs.

4-Inch Poles – Two Standard Styles

Sports packages from Access Fixtures most often utilize one of two kinds of 4″ square poles. The below two are almost always stocked and ready to ship. If your project requires a special pole (e.g., a 3-gauge pole or one cut to a custom height), we can also provide you an affordable, reliable solution. The two most popular pole options are:

  • 4 x 4-inch / 20 ft. / Steel / 11-gauge / 146 lbs.
  • 4 x 4-inch / 25 ft. / Steel / 7-gauge / 256 lbs.learn about steel poles
  • Pre-drilled for side mount; polycarbonate plugs included.
  • Reinforced cast-iron hand-hole cover with ground screw.
  • Easily secured base cover.Single vertical tenon included. Polycarbonate spring-loaded top cover included for use in place of tenon.
  • Set of four (4) anchor bolts (J-bolts) included.
  • Conforms to ASTM-A 500 Grade B: Minimum yield strength of 46,000 PSI.
  • Bronze polyester powder coat finish to ensure maximum paint adhesion. Baked to ensure maximum hardness and durability.
  • Wall thickness available in 11 gauge (.120″), 7 gauge (.180″), and others.
  • Base plate size: 10.5″ x 10.5″ x .75″
  • Bolt Circle: 8″ to 11″
  • Anchor Bolt Length: 27.5″ (20-foot pole) or 33″ (25-foot pole)

5-Inch Poles – One Standard Style

If your lighting poles need to support significant weight, or if your project is being done in a high-wind zone with steep EPA requirements, we may suggest using 7-gauge, 5-inch poles. While other gauges, heights, and styles are available, the most commonly used 5-inch pole is:

  • 5 x 5-inch / 30 ft. / Steel / 7-gauge / 406 lbs.
  • Pre-drilled for side mount; polycarbonate plugs included.
  • Reinforced cast-iron hand-hole cover with ground screw.
  • Easily secured base cover.
  • Single vertical tenon included. Polycarbonate spring-loaded top cover included for use in place of tenon.
  • Set of four (4) anchor bolts (J-bolts) included.
  • Conforms to ASTM-A 500 Grade B: Minimum yield strength of 46,000 PSI.
  • Bronze polyester powder coat finish to ensure maximum paint adhesion. Baked to ensure maximum hardness and durability.
  • Wall thickness available in 7 gauge (.180″) and others.
  • Base plate size: 11″ x 11″ x 1″
  • Bolt circle: 12.75″
  • Anchor bolt size: 1″ x 36″

Effective Projected Area (EPA) Calculations4 Light LED Volleyball Court 4

EPA is an important measurement that helps determine how well a fixture will hold up against wind. When installing poles, mounts, and fixtures, EPA ratings will allow you to select the appropriate setup for your location. EPAs are approximate and EPA regulations are specific to location and local codes. Consult an engineer for your specific application. The EPA of a fixture is equal to the area impacted by the wind at a particular angle.

  • All pole-mounted fixtures and mounting hardware have EPA values/ratings.
  • All poles have maximum weight and EPA capacities.
  • To calculate the EPA of any particular fixture configuration, simply add the EPA values of the fixture(s) and mounting bracket(s) to be mounted.
  • The total EPA and weight mounted on any pole must not exceed the pole’s maximum rating for the wind zone in which it is located.
  • Contact Access Fixtures for assistance in identifying EPA ratings for existing poles.

Speak to an Access Fixtures Lighting Specialist about Choosing the Right Fixture

Access Fixtures offers a full line of steel poles and mounts to suit every application. If you have a lighting question, we will be glad to help you out to make sure you get exactly what you need. Our team is passionate about lighting and loves to find solutions for our customers—we’ll get you an answer. To speak with an Access Fixtures lighting specialist, call (800) 468-9925.