This European Standard specifies the requirements and dimensions for lighting columns, brackets, base compartments, cableways and earthing terminals. It applies to post top columns not exceeding 20 m height for post top lanterns and columns with brackets not exceeding 18 m height for side entry lanterns. This Part does not attempt to restrict the actual appearance or shape of the column or bracket. The majority of lighting columns are normally of a stepped tubular, round, octagonal or polygonal crosssection. Lighting columns may be manufactured from materials other than those listed in the foreword (e.g. wood, plastic, cast iron) or in other forms (e.g. lattice and telescopic).