New from Industrial Lighting Systems (ILS), the safety conscious specialists in lighting columns, are its new V-Spring 3 metre lighting poles.

Designed primarily for walkway lighting in commercial and industrial settings, the V-Spring poles are telescopically adjustable between 1.5m and 3m, incorporating an internal vertical spring to assist in taking the load when the column is raised or lowered.

The new V-Spring lighting pole has been designed to improve safety and reduce cost in maintaining lighting at height.  With a single bolt fastening, a lighting maintenance worker can single-handedly lower the lighting pole for lamp changes or maintenance, and complete the job in less than half an hour at minimal cost.  This saves the costly expense of hiring scaffolding, cherry pickers, scissor lifts, fall arrest systems, podium steps or tower scaffolds to achieve the same maintenance task from ground level as with normal fixed lighting columns.  ILS calculates that even allowing for the costs of the new V-Spring poles, immediate savings of over 50% can be realised and thereafter future maintenance costs can be cut by over 90%.            

V-Spring lighting poles are ideal for applications such as oil refineries, gas plants, power stations and rail trackside.

Made to a high specification the V-Spring lighting poles come in three different models: hot dipped galvanised, aluminium and stainless steel as well as an option of a weather protected coating for any environment.  They are designed to withstand a wind rating of 320mph and can be mounted on any walkway, hand rail or wall.  Supplied fully assembled and pre-wired to save time and money, the V-Spring light poles offer 360° rotation of light fittings, are fully weatherproof and maintenance free.

With light fittings generally mounted in dangerous and difficult to reach locations, lighting maintenance at height is becoming a more complex and costly task, thus the new V-Spring lighting pole from ILS provides the ideal solution.

Based in Southampton, ILS UK Ltd is the UK arm of Industrial Lighting Systems in Texas, with its main focus in the manufacturing of easy maintenance lighting columns.  Its range includes aluminium columns up to 18 metres tall and specially designed hinged columns up to 6 metres high which eliminate the problems of working at height.  Its customers include the big names in oil, gas and the utilities markets with growing interest from the construction and rail markets.

Further information on the new V-Spring lighting poles is available from ILS UK on 023 8068 6611, email or by visiting the company’s website at