Oclyte® Floodlight Column

Security requirements, outdoor displays, sports fields and work areas require varying degrees of illumination which in turn need a versatile column on which to fix the appropriate lanterns or cameras. Oclyte® Floodlight Columns come in varying designs to maximise the illumination or coverage needed.

Oclyte® modular steel columns comprise a range of interchangeable octagonal tapered steel elements each of which friction fit together to provide the desired height between 4.2 and 18.1m. These steel galvanised octagonal sectional columns come in a number of mounting heights and installation options to take up to 6 floodlights per column.



The columns are manufactured from mild steel with a minimum yield of 250 MPa ranging in thickness from 2, 3 and 4mm, which, after folding, is seam welded and then hot dip galvanised to finish. Higher yield steels are also used where high loads and taper constraints dictate.



The Oclyte® columns are computer designed, based on the sail area for the particular wind speed at the installation, to the following Standards:

  • NZS 3404: 2009 - New Zealand Structural Steel Design Standard (includes fabrication)
  • AS/NZS 4680: 2006 - Hot Dip Galvanised (Zinc) Coatings on Fabricated Ferrous Articles
  • AS/NZS 4600: 2018 - Cold-formed Steel Structures Design Standard
  • AS/NZS 1170: 2011 - Structural Design Actions
  • AS/NZS 4677: 2010 - Steel Utility Services Poles
  • The octagonal sections are generally 3.6 metres in length with half-sections used where necessary to provide a full range of mounting heights. They are enumerated from section '0' at the top, to section '7' at the base. The poles have an approximate taper of 21mm per metre.