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Straight Round Aluminum Pole: 4.5", Tenon Base

Unique ref.: straight_round_alum_pole-45_tenon
Brand: Gardco
Product family: Poles and Brackets
Product group: Site and Area Poles
Date of publishing: 2017-01-16
Edition number: 1
Type: Object (single object)
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The Philips Gardco RA4.5 straight aluminum pole consists of a one-piece 4.5" round extruded aluminum lighting standard mounted to a structural quality carbon galvanized steel base tenon. This construction offers the corrosion resistance and flexibility of aluminum with the strength and integrity of steel. The poles are finished with either Architectural Class 1 anodizing or electrostatically applied TGIC polyester powdercoat. All poles include anchor bolts, full base cover, hand hole, ground lug and top cap.


The pole shaft is a one-piece, 4.5" diameter, seamless 6000 series extruded aluminum cylindrical tubing and is heat-treated to achieve a T6 temper with a guaranteed minimum yield strength of 31 KSI. Pole wall thickness is .150".
TThe tenon anchor base assembly consists of structural quality carbon steel tubing with a minimum 46 KSI yield strength welded to a structural steel base with a guaranteed minimum yield strength of 50 KSI. The base plate telescopes the pole shaft and is circumferentially welded on both top and bottom. The base is provided with slotted bolt holes to accommodate a ± .5" variation in the rotational flexibility. The entire assembly is hot-dipped galvanized. Four (4) mechanically galvanized fasteners secure the aluminum pole shaft to the base tenon assembly.
Anchor bolts are fabricated from a commercial quality hot rolled carbon steel bar that meets or exceeds a minimum guaranteed yield strength of 50,000 psi. Bolts have an “L” bend on one end and threaded on the opposite end. Anchor bolts are completely hot dipped galvanized. Four (4) properly sized bolts, each furnished with two (2) regular hex nuts and two (2) flat washers, are provided per pole, unless otherwise specified.
A one-piece, heavy wall spun aluminum cover completely conceals the entire base plate and anchorage. The base cover is secured to the base assembly with two (2) stainless steel fasteners. Hand hole: The hand hole has a nominal rectangular 2" X 4" inside opening in the pole shaft and tenon assembly. Included is an aluminum cover plate with attachment screws. The hand hole is located 8" above the base and 180° clockwise with respect to the luminaire arm when viewed from the top of the pole for one arm. For two arms the hand hole is located directly under one arm.
Each pole assembly is provided with a removable composite friction-fit pole top cap.
Poles are available with bronze, natural or black Aluminum Association Architectural Class 1 anodized finish. Electrostatically applied, thermally cured TGIC polyester powdercoat finish or liquid polyurethane is also available.


The poles as charted are designed to withstand dead loads and predicted dynamic loads developed by variable wind speeds with an additional 30% gust factor under the following conditions: The charted weights include luminaire(s) and/or mounting bracket(s). The wind velocities are based on 10 mph increments from 80 mph through 100 mph. Poles to be located in areas of known abnormal conditions may require special consideration. For example: coastal areas, airports and areas of special winds. Poles are designed for ground mounted applications. Poles mounted on structures (such as buildings and bridges) may also necessitate special consideration requiring Philips Gardco’s recommendation. Height correction factors and drag coefficients are applied to the entire structure. An appropriate safety factor is maintained based on the minimum yield strength of the material incorporated in the pole.
This design information is intended as a general guideline only. The customer is solely responsible for proper selection of pole, luminaire, accessory and foundation under the given site conditions and intended usage. The addition of any items to the pole, in addition to the luminaire, will dramatically impact the EPA load on that pole. It is strongly recommended that a qualified professional be consulted to analyze the loads given the user’s specific needs to ensure proper selection of the pole, luminaire, accessories, and foundation. Philips Gardco assumes no responsibility for such proper analysis or product selections. Failure to insure proper site analysis, pole selection, loads and installation can result in pole failure, leading to serious injury or property damage.
Mounting height is the vertical distance from the base of the lighting pole to the center of the luminaire arm at the point of luminaire attachment.Twin arms as charted are oriented at 180° with respect to each other. For applications of two (2) arms at 90° or other multiple arm applications, consult the factory.
Philips Gardco poles feature a 1 year limited warranty.

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Designed in: United States
Manufactured in: United States

BIMobject Category: Construction - Site Construction
IFC classification: Light Fixture
UNSPSC name: Lighting pole or post and hardware
UNSPSC code: 39111609
Uniclass 1.4 Code: L74
Uniclass 1.4 Description: Electric power and lighting services products
Uniclass 2.0 Code: SS-70-80
Uniclass 2.0 Description: Lighting Systems
Uniclass 2015 Code: Ss_70_80_25_70
Uniclass 2015 Description: Roadway lighting systems
NBS Reference Code: 70-80
NBS Reference Description: Lighting Systems
CSI MasterFormat 2014 Code: 26 56 13
CSI MasterFormat 2014 Title: Lighting Poles and Standards
OmniClass Number: 23-35 47 11 21 15
OmniClass Title: Lighting Posts
CSI UniFormat II Code: D5020
CSI UniFormat II Title: Lighting & Branch Wiring
This product is available in:
North America
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Aruba
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Canada
  • Caribbean Netherlands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Collectivity of Saint Martin
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Curaçao
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guatemala
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Jamaica
  • Martinique
  • Mexico
  • Montserrat
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama
  • Puerto Rico
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Saint-Barthélemy
  • Sint Maarten
  • The Bahamas
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • United States
South America
  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Ecuador
  • Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
  • French Guiana
  • Guyana
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Suriname
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela

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