Street & Area Lighting

Cecil Composites light poles are manufactured within a facility and on equipment designed and engineered to address the growing demand for composite poles. We utilize both filament-winding and centrifugally cast processes to offer poles that are built to stand the test of time.

Our wound structures are constructed by infusing strands of fiberglass with pigmented resin then spirally winding the glass onto a rotating mandrel to achieve the ideal strength and performance for each pole’s application. Every inch of our filament-winding production process was designed with the end-users’ requirements in mind.

Our cast structures blend strength and aesthetics for a cost-effective solution to meeting your area-lighting needs. The poles are formed by inserting a specially formulated system of glass-fiber and polyester-veil matting, resin, catalyst and UV additives into a rotating mold. The mold is then heated to allow the resin matrix to polymerize to the intended shape and finish.

Both processes result in a high-performance structure with an aesthetically pleasing, uniform surface. UV-inhibitors are formulated into the resin and surface finishes as part of our thorough, systematic approach to UV protection. Post curing, the poles are fitted with tenons and other attachments. Depending on the customer specification, they may also undergo additional finishing steps such as polishing and final coating based on the customer specification.

Round Tapered Embedded Pole Designs and Specifications

Series 1 Poles

  • Mounting heights from 10-17 feet
  • Smooth, high-quality finish
  • Available in Black finish only
  • High-performance UV- and weather-resistant pigmented resin system integrated throughout the pole
  • Tenon top or drilled and capped
  • Poles individually identified with an embossed tag located 9″ from tip

 

Series 2 Poles

  • Mounting heights from 18-30 feet
  • Smooth, semi-smooth or natural finish
  • Standard colors available: Dark Bronze, Black, and Gray
  • High-performance UV- and weather-resistant pigmented resin system with an additional pigmented polyurethane coating and polyesther veil
  • Tenon top, drilled and capped, or cap only
  • Anti-rotation flare structurally integrated into the pole base during manufacture
  • Poles individually identified with an embossed tag located 9″ from tip
  • Poles are flame resistant per ASTM D635; specimens must cease to burn before the gauge mark of 100mm (3.9 inches) is reached
  • (If applicable) Tenons permanently bonded to the fiberglass shaft, either hot-dipped galvanized steel to ASTM A153 or 6061-T6 / A356-T6 aluminum
  • Hand hole opening sized 2.5″ x 5″
  • Snug-fitting ABS hand hole cover

 

Series 1 Construction

  • Round tapered pole constructed by a centrifugally cast process using a specially formulated system of glass fiber and polyester veil matting, resin, catalyst and UV additives
  • The pole is formed by inserting the material and resin matrix into a rotating mold, which is heatherd to allow the resin matrix to polymerize to the intended shape and finish

 

Series 2 Construction

  • Round tapered pole constructed using a filament winding process with a minimum of 65% “E” type fiberglass by weight and 35% UV-resistant and pigmented thermosetting polyester resin
  • Filament windings continuously applied with uniform tension and placed on the pole helically at low angles to provide axial strength
  • Additional windings placed on the pole in a circular manner to provide compressive strength
  • A highly weather-resistant, pigmented, polyurethane coating with a minimum thickness of 1.5 mils applied to the pole post curing
  • Lighting poles shall be fiberglass reinforced composite per Cecil Composites designs
  • Wind loading shall be calculated for the appropriate wind velocity with a 3 second gust factor per ASCE
  • Effective projected area (EPA) is the actual area adjusted with the appropriate drag coefficient (shape factor) to result in an equivalent area having a drag coefficient equal to one (1) using ANSI 136.20
  • Standard 2-1/2″ x 5″ handhole, located 18″ above grade
  • (2) Standard 2-1/2″ x 5″ wire access holes, located 24″ below grade
  • Each pole shall bear an identification tag which shall list the model, catalog number, month and year of manufacture
  • Groundline marked with tape for easy installation
  • Hand hole cover attached to pole for shipping
  • Each pole shall be individually packaged for protection during shipping
  • Wrapping should be removed at the time of receipt of product
  • Pole surface tested for a minimum of 5,000 hours of accelerated testing in accordance with ASTM G154 (UV-A Lamp 340 NM wavelength 130o F; cycle lamp 4 hours on, 4 hours off) with the following performance results:
    • Fiber exposure: None
    • Crazing: None
    • Chalking: None
    • Color: Slight dulling may occur
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Wind Loading Data

To see complete information about each pole below, including a cutsheet, please use the scroll bar at the bottom of the chart.

Part NumberOverall Length (ft.)Mounting Height (ft.)Burial Depth (ft.)Tip Diameter O.D. (in)Groundline Diameter O.D (in)Weight (lbs)Luminare Max Weight (lbs)Wind speed (mph) values calculated per ANSI C136.20 for a 3-sec.
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CRTF-1-EMB-131310335.0251005.54.13.22.41.91.61.3View
CRTF-1-EMB-141411335.2271005.94.53.42.62.11.81.5View
CRTF-1-EMB-151512335.4291006.04.53.42.62.11.81.5View
CRTF-1-EMB-161613335.6381006.14.53.42.62.11.71.4View
CRTF-1-EMB-181814435.8411006.34.73.52.72.21.81.5View
CRTF-1-EMB-191915436.6491006.14.53.32.62.11.71.4View
CRTF-1-EMB-202016436.7511006.34.63.42.72.21.81.5View
CRTF-1-EMB-212117436.7511005.94.23.12.52.01.61.3View
CRTF-2-EMB-22221844.67.28620018.014.311.79.78.16.95.9View
CRTF-2-EMB-24242044.67.49220016.913.510.99.07.66.45.5View
CRTF-2-EMB-26262244.77.710220013.310.58.57.05.84.94.1View
CRTF-2-EMB-30302554.78.212520010.98.66.95.64.63.83.1View
CRTF-2-EMB-35353054.78.91492007.96.14.83.83.12.51.9View

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Options and Accessories

To help you meet the variety of specifications your lighting applications demand, we can offer accessories such as alternate hand hole screws, hand hole cover tethers, bullhorns, banner arms, and various mounting brackets. Please consult the factory for the required options and accessories.
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