5 reasons to choose FRP poles for street lighting

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Ecofibra’s FRP (Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic) poles are excellent options for lighting public roads and sidewalks. This is because its cost/benefit ratio is undoubtedly one of the best on the market. Durability, lightness and resistance are some of the main attributes of this product, which can be easily installed in any region and type of soil. Not to mention the safety brought to the place and people who pass around it, since its internal insulation is excellent and its resistance to corrosion of elements very present in cities, such as polluting agents and acid rain, is high.

And if you think its use is limited to public roads, you will be surprised when you realize that you can also use poles made of FRP on sidewalks, parking lots, football stadiums, squares, gated communities, sheds, etc. Here are some of the advantages of fiberglass poles:


Poles made of FRP (Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic) are totally resistant to any type of chemical corrosion, whether salt water, H2S, generic, galvanic, intergranular or graphitic corrosion, elements that mainly affect metal and concrete poles.


The external finishing surface is composed of a thermosetting resin-based layer with a UV-A and UV-B inhibitor and anti-flame protection. This means much more resistance to wear and tear caused by aging and a considerable increase in service life.


FRP poles are 10 times lighter than concrete poles. This substantially simplifies logistics and installation, both in terms of the use of heavy machinery and the number of workers required, making them ideal for coastal regions and areas that are difficult to access.


Fiberglass has low conductivity. Hence, even if it contains wires with insulation problems, a pole made with this material does not cause electric shock. Even if a car crashes into a FRP pole, the damage to the vehicle and passengers will be significantly lower. In addition, the fact that FRP poles are lighter reduces the chances of serious accidents in case of knocks and falls of poles.


FRP poles are 10 times lighter than concrete poles, are a quarter the weight of steel, and are 25% lighter than aluminum. In terms of life cycle, composites can last more than 50 years.

Contact our commercial department and learn about all the possibilities of Ecofibra’s FRP poles for your public and private lighting designs.