The Creative Composites Group manufactures direct burial light poles with added features including hand holes and adaptors for National Electrical Manufacturer Association (NEMA) standard electrical boxes. Unlike wood, steel, and concrete poles, the fiberglass reinforced polymer (FRP) light poles will not rust, rot, spall, or corrode. FRP light poles are ideal for coastal regions and areas that are susceptible to deicing salts.
The poles are environmentally safe and will not leach any chemicals into the environment. The poles have inherent fire-retardant attributes and are considered self-extinguishing per ASTM D635 with a flammability classification of (V0) per UL94. The 10” diameter by 3/8” wall (TU440) pultruded round pole weighs just 10.3 lbs/ft and is manufactured with a toughened polyester resin and reinforced with high strength electrical grade fiberglass.
The direct burial poles can be backfilled with concrete, pole set foam, soil, or gravel. Need a surface mounted pole? Surface-mounted National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) approved break away and standard bases are available upon request.
The exterior has been protected from UV degradation and fiber blooming with the inclusion of a 10 mil polyester veil that encapsulates the fiberglass fibers. The poles are available in multiple colors including, brown-gray, light gray, and brown. Custom colors are available upon request. Minimum quantities and color match charges apply to custom color orders.
The hollow light poles are available in multiple lengths and are strength rated based on ANSI O5.1 pole classification.
Based on a minimum burial depth of 10% of the pole length plus an additional 2ft. The direct burial poles will take a maximum tip load of:
| Pole Height
|Ultimate Tip Load Applied 12" From Top of Pole (lbf)|
Note: The burial depth should always be determined based on soil profile and the pole load requirements.
Additional data on the 10" direct burial light pole and other pultruded poles are available in the Composite Utility Pole Brochure.