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  • What are the advantages & disadvantages of fiberglass Poles?

    Advantages: Lightweight, easy to install, colorfast throughout the pole, non-conductive, 15 to 20 year lifespan, low maintenance, corrosion and rust resistant, not susceptible to harmvonic vibration, percentage of strength increases in cold air, smooth or textured finish, anchor base or direct burial. Disadvantages: Susceptible to UV damage, easily damaged by mowing and trimming, "blossoming" or "delaminating" and chalking, poor color match, no recycle value - expensive to dispose, limited mounting heights.

  • What are the advantages & disadvantages of steel poles?

    Advantages: Lightweight, easy to install, colorfast throughout the pole, non-conductive, 15 to 20 year lifespan, low maintenance, corrosion and rust resistant, not susceptible to harmvonic vibration, percentage of strength increases in cold air, smooth or textured finish, anchor base or direct burial. Disadvantages: Susceptible to UV damage, easily damaged by mowing and trimming, "blossoming" or "delaminating" and chalking, poor color match, no recycle value - expensive to dispose, limited mounting heights.

  • What are the advantages & disadvantages of aluminum poles?

    Advantages: Lightweight, easy to install, colorfast throughout the pole, non-conductive, 15 to 20 year lifespan, low maintenance, corrosion and rust resistant, not susceptible to harmvonic vibration, percentage of strength increases in cold air, smooth or textured finish, anchor base or direct burial. Disadvantages: Susceptible to UV damage, easily damaged by mowing and trimming, "blossoming" or "delaminating" and chalking, poor color match, no recycle value - expensive to dispose, limited mounting heights.

  • What are the advantages & disadvantages of concrete poles?

    Advantages: Lightweight, easy to install, colorfast throughout the pole, non-conductive, 15 to 20 year lifespan, low maintenance, corrosion and rust resistant, not susceptible to harmvonic vibration, percentage of strength increases in cold air, smooth or textured finish, anchor base or direct burial. Disadvantages: Susceptible to UV damage, easily damaged by mowing and trimming, "blossoming" or "delaminating" and chalking, poor color match, no recycle value - expensive to dispose, limited mounting heights.

  • What are the advantages & disadvantages of wood poles?

    Advantages: Lightweight, easy to install, colorfast throughout the pole, non-conductive, 15 to 20 year lifespan, low maintenance, corrosion and rust resistant, not susceptible to harmvonic vibration, percentage of strength increases in cold air, smooth or textured finish, anchor base or direct burial. Disadvantages: Susceptible to UV damage, easily damaged by mowing and trimming, "blossoming" or "delaminating" and chalking, poor color match, no recycle value - expensive to dispose, limited mounting heights.

  • Why does AASHTO recommend “breakaway” bases?

    Advantages: Lightweight, easy to install, colorfast throughout the pole, non-conductive, 15 to 20 year lifespan, low maintenance, corrosion and rust resistant, not susceptible to harmvonic vibration, percentage of strength increases in cold air, smooth or textured finish, anchor base or direct burial. Disadvantages: Susceptible to UV damage, easily damaged by mowing and trimming, "blossoming" or "delaminating" and chalking, poor color match, no recycle value - expensive to dispose, limited mounting heights.

  • What are the different bases and their uses?

    Advantages: Lightweight, easy to install, colorfast throughout the pole, non-conductive, 15 to 20 year lifespan, low maintenance, corrosion and rust resistant, not susceptible to harmvonic vibration, percentage of strength increases in cold air, smooth or textured finish, anchor base or direct burial. Disadvantages: Susceptible to UV damage, easily damaged by mowing and trimming, "blossoming" or "delaminating" and chalking, poor color match, no recycle value - expensive to dispose, limited mounting heights.

  • What is the difference between embedded- and anchor-based poles?

    Advantages: Lightweight, easy to install, colorfast throughout the pole, non-conductive, 15 to 20 year lifespan, low maintenance, corrosion and rust resistant, not susceptible to harmvonic vibration, percentage of strength increases in cold air, smooth or textured finish, anchor base or direct burial. Disadvantages: Susceptible to UV damage, easily damaged by mowing and trimming, "blossoming" or "delaminating" and chalking, poor color match, no recycle value - expensive to dispose, limited mounting heights.

  • In what applications do you use embedded poles?

    Advantages: Lightweight, easy to install, colorfast throughout the pole, non-conductive, 15 to 20 year lifespan, low maintenance, corrosion and rust resistant, not susceptible to harmvonic vibration, percentage of strength increases in cold air, smooth or textured finish, anchor base or direct burial. Disadvantages: Susceptible to UV damage, easily damaged by mowing and trimming, "blossoming" or "delaminating" and chalking, poor color match, no recycle value - expensive to dispose, limited mounting heights.

  • Can Acuity Brands provide direct burial (embedded) poles when only anchor base poles are listed in catalog?

    Advantages: Lightweight, easy to install, colorfast throughout the pole, non-conductive, 15 to 20 year lifespan, low maintenance, corrosion and rust resistant, not susceptible to harmvonic vibration, percentage of strength increases in cold air, smooth or textured finish, anchor base or direct burial. Disadvantages: Susceptible to UV damage, easily damaged by mowing and trimming, "blossoming" or "delaminating" and chalking, poor color match, no recycle value - expensive to dispose, limited mounting heights.

  • Do we offer anchor base concrete poles?

    Advantages: Lightweight, easy to install, colorfast throughout the pole, non-conductive, 15 to 20 year lifespan, low maintenance, corrosion and rust resistant, not susceptible to harmvonic vibration, percentage of strength increases in cold air, smooth or textured finish, anchor base or direct burial. Disadvantages: Susceptible to UV damage, easily damaged by mowing and trimming, "blossoming" or "delaminating" and chalking, poor color match, no recycle value - expensive to dispose, limited mounting heights.

  • Can a concrete pole be drilled for arm-mount fixtures?

    Advantages: Lightweight, easy to install, colorfast throughout the pole, non-conductive, 15 to 20 year lifespan, low maintenance, corrosion and rust resistant, not susceptible to harmvonic vibration, percentage of strength increases in cold air, smooth or textured finish, anchor base or direct burial. Disadvantages: Susceptible to UV damage, easily damaged by mowing and trimming, "blossoming" or "delaminating" and chalking, poor color match, no recycle value - expensive to dispose, limited mounting heights.

  • Why do arm-mounted fixtures require a tenon slip fitter when using a concrete pole?

    Advantages: Lightweight, easy to install, colorfast throughout the pole, non-conductive, 15 to 20 year lifespan, low maintenance, corrosion and rust resistant, not susceptible to harmvonic vibration, percentage of strength increases in cold air, smooth or textured finish, anchor base or direct burial. Disadvantages: Susceptible to UV damage, easily damaged by mowing and trimming, "blossoming" or "delaminating" and chalking, poor color match, no recycle value - expensive to dispose, limited mounting heights.