Bert I just happen to have a Hubbell Catalog near by. The lights shown have a hand hole at the bottom and they come with fusing and a PE cell if you spec it that way. I have had the utility provide a service with a meter to the customers wanting the lights and they billed them. You would install a 100 amp fused disconnect and meter with underground cable.
Re: Street lamps & poles#46397 12/23/0407:13 PM12/23/0407:13 PM
I just got invlolved in this recently, and there are several steps and considerations. In my area, it is important to contact the local municipality and/or their engineering firm and obtain their specifications. They will be responsible for the maintenance of the street lights afterwards and they want to minimize required inventory. The fixture head itself will have specific technical information pertaining to types of distribution and optics. If your township street lighting ties into a PoCo URD system, you will need to submit an application for electric service with them.
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Re: Street lamps & poles#46398 12/23/0407:37 PM12/23/0407:37 PM
Good points, we learned them the hard way, and the utility did not want to accept our lighting, both the utility and township had specs.,and the lighting would be a set rate no metering. the township engineer said they usually come to him after, the utility refuses to connect, and then they cut their losses and run.