Kingsmill lighting columns offer a wide variety of customisation options and innovative applications. Due to their non-conductive properties, they are safe for the addition of many electrical devices without risk to the public. We are happy to work with you to assess the suitability of your devices to be built into the column.

Aesthetic features include:

  • Bespoke graphics blend to surroundings
  • Any RAL colour finish
  • Internal illumination for ambience

Practical features include:

  • Wi-fi loudspeaker
  • Built-in LED lighting
  • Power outlets
  • Autonomous power and lighting

Potential applications include:

  • Point of interest/public information audio broadcasts
  • Pedestrian road/rail crossings

BASICPOLE with black and yellow stripes to improve visibility.


DESIGNPOLE with birch tree bark design, consistent with the aesthetics in the park.


Dark green BASICPOLE, blending with the surroundings. Located in a family amusement park with high footfall, composite poles are the safest choice as they do not conduct electricity.


DESIGNPOLE with incorporated candy design. Perfect for a children’s playground due to both the attractive appearance and non-conductive properties of the column.


DESIGNPOLE incorporating internal lighting as an addition to the main luminaire, showcasing the birch tree design.


DESIGNPOLE with graphics showing hop leaves, befitting the local hop industry. Additionally, the luminaire is controlled by an astronomical clock, with internal lighting in place to minimise power consumption overnight.


DESIGNPOLE incorporating city emblem and street names into the graphic layer to protect them from corrosion.


SMARTPOLE crossing installed to improve pedestrian safety.

The column incorporates a warning signal, loudspeaker, illuminted sign and warning lights which activate when a pedestrian crosses the road.


SMARTPOLE crossing installed including traffic lights, speaker and illuminated sign built into the column, designed to improve road safety for children near the local school.


DESIGNPOLE located on a beach, chosen for its corrosion resistance, fitted with an audio system. Transmitting and receiving equipment is protected from damage by sea spray within the pole – made possible due to electromagnetic permeability. Includes a PV solar cell to make the system self contained.



Our composite lighting columns have been fully tested to comply with the BS:EN 12767 passive safety standard. This standard comes in three parts: SPEED, ENERGY ABSORPTION and OCCUPANT SAFETY.

The safety rating of Kingsmill columns is 70 NE 2 in accordance with BS:EN 12767 passive safety standards. Tested at speeds of 35km/h and 70km/h, Kingsmill columns are non-energy absorbing, with an occupant safety level of 2. We are also working on certification following testing at speeds of 50km/h and 100km/h. For more information, contact us for an update.


All support structures are required to be crash tested at speeds of 35km/h, as well as one of 50, 70 or 100km/h.

A performance class of 70 is recommended for use on roads in built-up areas, where the speed limit is 40mph or below.


The extent to which the crash vehicle is slowed by impact with a passive structure:

High Energy absorbing (HE)
– will considerably slow down, and generally stop the impact vehicle over a short distance. Risk of secondary collisions is reduced. Vehicle occupants impact severity is usually high.
Low Energy absorbing (LE)
– designed to bend in front of the impact vehicle before detaching. Reduces the speed of the impact vehicle less than an HE structure, carrying less risk to vehicle occupants.
Non-Energy absorbing (NE)
– structures are intended to shear from their foundation upon impact, lifting over the crash vehicle and allowing it to continue with minimal speed reduction. Vastly reduces the severity of the impact for vehicle occupants, and therefore primary injury risk and vehicle damage. The structure will generally fall within the vicinity of the foundation, making NE structures the recommended class for all-purpose roads and motorways in non-built up areas.
Kingsmill columns are all Non-Energy absorbing (NE) structures


Occupant safety levels are determined by two risk requirements, from 1 to 4 in increasing safety levels:
  • Acceleration Severity Index (ASI) – expresses the accident severity for occupants of the impact vehicle.
  • Theoretical Head Impact Value (THIV) – a calculation of the hypothetical velocity (in km/h) at which a vehicle occupant would hit the occupant compartment of the vehicle (eg hitting the dashboard or steering wheel).

These two values combine to give an overall safety level of 1 to 4. Higher numbers show greater occupant safety.

Occupant safety levels from 1 to 3 are recommended for lighting structures in rural and urban areas.


Safety First
Kingsmill composite Lighting Columns are feature-packed to make roads and walkways safer places for both motorists and pedestrians alike.
For Drivers
Combine lighting and signage with intelligent systems such as speed measurement and CCTV cameras to provide dynamic monitoring and control of road users.
For Pedestrians
Pedestrian areas – including pavements, retail centres, theme parks and domestic driveways – can all benefit from the features the Kingsmill Lighting Column offers.

Not just for street lighting . . .

The Composite Pole can be combined with an LED lighting system and signage, to warn drivers of a pedestrian crossing. It is also possible to incorporate curtain motion sensors within the crossing and audible warning for pedestrians – such options being customer specific.

The composite pedestrian crossing pole could also offer intelligence (subject to feasibility and customer specification):

  • GSM module, informing emergency and other services about the occurrence of a vehicle collision with the column
  • Vehicle speed measurement
  • Wireless lighting control
  • Mounting of traffic monitoring cameras


The non-conductive Kingsmill Lighting Column reduces the speed of a vehicle and will break away and move over the top of the vehicle – combining low injury risk and excellent passenger safety.

EN 12767 (195mm base, 7m – 9m height)

70 NE 3 (no energy absorbing)


The addition of coated glass microbeads on the surfaces of lighting columns outside schools, hospitals, park entrances and retirement homes or leading up to pedestrian crossings, will reflect the lights of oncoming vehicles, thus warning drivers of their approach to areas where children or the elderly may be crossing.


The column can be manufactured incorporating luminophore.

During the day, the luminophore contained in the column stores light energy from the sun. Then, at night, it releases that energy as light, over its surface. This produces a “delicate light mist” – another attractive landscaping feature.

From a safety aspect, luminophore is also stimulated by the lights from passing vehicles, thus in the case of power outages, the lighting columns and street edges are still visible to drivers.

If luminophore is also lit from a UV light source within the column, the material is stimulated to emit light and thus add to visibility of carriageway edges.

Crossing Sign Smartpole