The surface of the pole shall be finished with an ultraviolet-resistant uniform coating providing exceptional weather-resistance performance. The interior surface should be free of stratification, blocking and white stain that is the result of the fiber not being thoroughly wetted by the resin.
According to AASHTO 2001, the pole shall not exceed a maximum deflection of 10% of the pole length above the ground line when subject to the maximum simulated wind loading and shall not have more than 1% permanent deflection.
Effective Projected Area (EPA) is calculated using the wind velocity (mph) shown in addition to a 30% gust factor. The range of EPAs are calculated assuming a minimum of 25 lbs. to a maximum of 100 lbs. per square foot. Maximum EPA is based on the luminaire weight given. Note that increasing the luminaire weight will decrease the maximum EPA.