Access Fixtures Introduces EPA Rated Poles for Lighting in High Wind Zones

Oct 08, 2013, 11:14 ET from Access Fixtures

WORCESTER, Mass., Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Access Fixtures is introducing specialized EPA rated poles for lighting used in high wind zone areas. The structural integrity of the EPA rated steel poles meets code and reduces or prevents damage caused by high winds in areas prone to hurricanes. Poles are typically used for outdoor sports lighting and parking lot lighting. Southern coastal states including North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, and Texas have codes that require EPA rated poles for lighting.

"EPA rated lighting poles enable property managers to meet or exceed code using poles that are designed for their individual lighting projects," said Access Fixtures CEO, Steven Rothschild. He continued, "The poles are ideal for areas such as the Florida Gulf coast where there are extremely strong winds, as they may reduce or eliminate damage caused by sustained winds."

EPA which is the effective projected area of a fixture is equal to the area "visible" by the wind at a particular angle. Each combination of a pole, fixture(s) and tenon will have an EPA. The total EPA and weight mounted on any pole must not exceed the pole's maximum rating for the wind zone in which it is located. High wind zones are areas that experience wind gusts between 110 to 130 mph. All poles and hardware are protected from rust and corrosion by a chromate conversion coating and a powder coat of paint. Poles can be custom cut to requested lengths or painted to any RAL color. Contact Access Fixtures for assistance in identifying EPA ratings and more information on steel lighting poles for your lighting project.

About Access Fixtures
Access Fixtures offers commercial and sports lighting for less, and features light fixtures with LED, induction, eHID, PS-MH and CFL light sources that are long lasting and energy saving. With custom manufacturing capabilities, Access Fixtures can competitively build and custom finish luminaires and poles to the performance specifications required. Access Fixtures extensive lineup of interior and exterior lighting fixtures includes products for sports, commercial, industrial, residential and hospitality applications. Luminaire types include wall packs, area lights, bollards, garage lighters, vandal resistant, exit and emergency, high bay, low bay, linear fluorescent, track lighting and grow light fixtures. For more information visit Access Fixtures at


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