Landscape Architect & Specifier News

AUG 2017

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84 Landscape Architect and Specifier News I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 5 2 8 PlayCore Acquires Superior Recre- ational Products On July 10, 2017, PlayCore Holdings, Inc. of Chattanooga, Tenn., a leading designer and manufacturer of play and recreation equipment, announced the acquisition of Superior Recreation Products (SRP). Superior Recreational Products manufactures and supplies play and recreation products, including shelters, shade structures, site furnishings, as well as indoor and outdoor play equipment. The company was founded in 1992 in Carrollton, Georgia. "We are excited about the opportunity and potential this acquisition brings to PlayCore," said Roger Posacki, PlayCore CEO and president. "With our expertise in commercial shade and play structures, I believe Superior fits perfectly within the PlayCore family of companies," added Tom Doherty of SRP. PlayCore has been quite active in acquisitions this year, adding Playcraft, Highland Products, Sport Surface Specialties, Alta, American Parks Company and Worlds of Wow to its considerable family of brands. Guide to Lighting Distribution Types (See p. 66) Type I light distribution is a two-way lateral width distribution of 15 degrees that is good for lighting walkways, paths and sidewalks. Type II light distribution is meant for wide walkways, on ramps and entrance roadways or other long, narrow lighting. It has a lateral width of 25 degrees. Luminaires are located near the side of narrow roadways where the width of the roadway does not exceed 1.75 times the designed mounting height. Type III lighting distribution is for roadway lighting or areas with larger lighting needs like parking areas. It has a preferred lateral width of 40 degrees. This distribution is intended for luminaires mounted at or near the side of medium width roadways or areas where the width of the roadway or area does not exceed 2.75 times the mounting height. Type IV distribution produces a semicircular pattern and is often mounted on the sides of buildings and walls. It has a lateral width of 60 degrees. It's used on wide roadways where the roadway width does not exceed 3.7 times the mounting height. Type V produces a circular distribution that has the same intensity at all angles. It is intended for luminaire mounting at or near center of roadways, center islands of parkways, intersections or large, commercial parking lots. SOURCE: EYE LIGHTING INTERNATIONAL

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