Talk:Proposed features/Key:light source

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These tags would be really helpful to use for ways, or way relations, not only for individual nodes/lamps. So the text at [Proposed_features/Key:light_source#Description]] would read "device, or series of devices", where it currently says "device", or something similar. Abbafei (talk) 13:56, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

So you mean something like natural=tree_row? Sounds reasonable. MHohmann (talk) 19:59, 3 November 2014 (UTC)


How about a tag of light:mount=* with common values of pole, ground, wall? --Jaggedmind (talk) 14:38, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

There exists a key support=* for exactly this purpose, which is used already for other objects, such as amenity=clock. I suggest using this for lamps as well, for the sake of uniformity. MHohmann (talk) 19:59, 3 November 2014 (UTC)

Some comments

light:power=* and light:flux=* only make sense as a total value for the identified map object, and not per lantern or per light bulb.

I suggest support=wire should be support=catenary, which is the correct term where the support wire is stretched between two or more attachment points. You might consider also having support=pendant where the support wire has just a single attachment point vertically above the lantern (if you think there are enough use cases to justify).

light:count=* - need to be clearer if this is a count of light_source=* (such as lanterns, floodlights) or a count of light bulbs, flames, mantles, etc. I don't think it makes sense to count light bulbs, flames, mantles in a single lantern, and light:count=* should be a count of light_source=* (lanterns, floodlights, etc). Hence light:flames=* should be dropped as it doesn't make sense separately from light:count=*.

Zcapw15 (talk) 16:47, 16 August 2015 (UTC)

Primary tag values

No idea of what these are meant to describe at present. I would suggest that it simply describe the lights projected pattern - taking over the role of light:shape ... the values then become much clearer e.g. floodlight, spotlight, spherical (a point source), cylindrical (omnidirectional). The term 'lantern' is not a good chice for a description - has multiple interpretations. Warin61 (talk) 22:57, 18 September 2016 (UTC)