11-02-04, 03:01 AM
Ok so my freind says that a traffic signal light (the kind that hangs from the electrical wire across interesections with 4 differnt faces) weighs a total of 1000 pounds. I dont belive this, that means each intersection would be holding 2,000 pounds on that wire. Does anyone know how much a regular 4 sided traffic signal weighs??? I am assuming it weighs roughly a couple hundred pounds. anyone know? TIA.
He may be right, I know for sure they weigh a lot. It's like the lines painted on the road they are like 10ft you dont believe it till you stop the car and walk it off lol.
11-02-04, 07:58 AM
i doubt they wiegh that much. a set fell one day near my house, and i'm thinking if they weighed that much, it would have done a lot more damage.
11-02-04, 08:05 AM
i'm finding traffic lights weighing 33 pounds. don't know if that's right, but i've found some at that weight.
11-02-04, 08:37 AM
A four sided light should weigh in the vicinity of 150 pounds.
11-02-04, 10:12 AM
that would sound about online with what i found. the ones i found were just one-sided, so maybe the info i found was right.
Whatever it weighs I don't want it falling on my car. :hide:
11-02-04, 03:19 PM
lol...thanks for the responses guys. I just didnt belive they were half a ton each...thas a lot. I know they are huge though, i saw a raod crew pull one down once, they are a good like 4 feet tall!
11-02-04, 03:20 PM
Well, something that tall more than likely 500 pounds, with all the relays and circut breakers.
11-02-04, 06:42 PM
They just have lights inside them.
11-02-04, 06:43 PM
Oh, true, didn't think of that. Relays and breakers are in the huge boxes near the light posts.
I will try and findout my uncle may know.