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A light emitting object. Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: man made
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysshould not be used on areasshould not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Useful combination
Status: de factoPage for proposal

This tag is used to map a light emitting object. It is more generic than highway=street_lamp.


Typical values could be:

Value Comment Photo
lantern A lantern is a light source whose purpose is to illuminate broad areas. Typical examples are street lights, but the term lantern is more generic and also applies to light sources which illuminate other areas than highways. Newandoldstreetlights.jpg
floodlight A floodlight is a broad-beamed, high intensity artificial light typically used at sports events or music stages. Floodlights.jpg
aviation Used in aviation for, e.g., runway lighting. Plq-runway.jpg
warning Marks the position of hazardous spots, such as wind energy towers, high builings etc. AircraftWarningLightChangzhou.jpg
signal_lamp A signal lamp is used to convey information / communicate by encoded light signals, e.g., morse code. Not to be confused with a traffic signal, railway signal etc.! Seaman send Morse code signals.jpg

See also