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Distinction from street lamps

I'm a bit unclear on where to draw the line between this and highway=street_lamp. It would be really helpful if a few images of counterexamples could be included as well. I'm specifically thinking of large highway lighting masts and wondering how they should be tagged. Nate Wessel (talk) 23:57, 1 May 2019 (UTC)

Tennis court lights

So all lights dedicated to a sport pitch are to use this? What if they are just a little bigger than a street light? Jidanni (talk) 16:17, 28 September 2022 (UTC)

Lights attached to roofs

How about when the giant lights are attached to roofs? I suppose I would use a mast, with the height 1 m. Jidanni (talk) 14:09, 3 October 2022 (UTC)

Definition of public place and removal of contradicting or non-matching images

I removed the city hall and mobile flood light images.

The city hall light mast contradicts the introduction text "This does not include street lights, even if they are larger" (instead highway=street_light in combination with support=mast can be used alternatively) and the second image, of a mobile flood light, doesn't meet the mast definition --Tilia J (talk) 14:10, 23 May 2023 (UTC)

Moreover, in the preceding paragraph the term "public place" is mentioned. To be clear: English isn't my native language. I make the destinction between public SPACE and public PLACE.

  • A "public place" can be buildings, parks, offices, stadiums, restaurants, etc., pretty much anywhere that isn't private, like a home. Access can be limited and there could be fees, among other things.
  • A "public space" is a social and open area in a town or city, where anyone can access it, and there aren't any (or at least very few) access limitations. Examples include libraries, parks, roads, sidewalks, and plazas.

Consequently, the image depicting a mast in front of the city hall is not in a public place but in the public space and therefore should be tagged as highway=street_lamp with the additional support=mast --Tilia J (talk) 17:39, 23 May 2023 (UTC)