The traditional Westminster hexagonal lantern is hand crafted in copper and retains the Victorian Heritage styling of the original. This style of lantern has been in production since the 1880’s when these luminaires were some of the largest ever used in street lighting. The Westminster achieves an IP54 standard of ingress protection. The lanterns have balanced flues and, with their gas burners and electronic control, meet present day lighting standards across a wide range of applications and burner combinations. The design of the lantern provides a stylish lantern, which has a distinctive shape and scale. The small, medium and large Westminster, have individual glazing panels in glass as standard, with optional polycarbonate. They are secured to the lantern ribs with foam gaskets and glazing tags, giving the fitting an ingress protection rating of IP54. The hinged door provides easy access for burner maintenance and cleaning cycles. The specula reflector and internal chimney ensures a balanced flue, reducing the effects of strong winds on the burner’s performance. The lanterns are open frog mounted as standard, these being galvanised and powder coated.
The Sugg lantern differs from its competitors as the side ribs are reinforced with stainless steel rods thus spreading the weight and wind loading across the structures of the luminaire which offers enhanced durability in service. The permanent pilot and solenoid are mounted in the main body of the lantern. If mains power is not present the optional battery powered Sugg Opto/Clock offers timed control from a remote box fitted in the column base. Also available, a photocell operation from a remote location. Both control options are available within the Westminster range for both burner types, which accommodates both natural and LPG gases.