By Canadian Rental AssociationProducts
‘Tis the season for ‘round-the-clock construction. Light your way to profits with these job-site lighting solutions.
‘Tis the season for ‘round-the-clock construction. Light your way to profits with these job-site lighting solutions.
Atlas Copco’s latest generation of QLTS Solar LED light towers not only are versatile and portable but are also environmentally friendly as they run on solar-powered batteries. These units significantly reduce environmental impact and operate silently, making them ideal for special events, residential construction, nature reserves or any application requiring light in a remote area. The solar operation of the QLTS light towers means low life cycle costs since they do not require fuel and have no engine or alternator to maintain. The QLTS does not emit any engine emissions or noise pollution, key for organizations looking to embrace a more environmentally friendly solution to meet their lighting needs. The QLTS series comes standard with both manual and automatic photocell-operated lights. The automatic photocell turns the unit on or off depending on light conditions. Operators also have the ability to use individual lights, from one to eight, tailoring the amount of light generated to the needs of the application. These features save energy and reduce light pollution. A motion-detector option can add to equipment security in remote areas. The lights activate automatically and silently, surprising would-be thieves. The highly efficient AGM batteries provide long-lasting, reliable power to the durable LED lights. With sufficient sunlight during the day, these towers can provide light for many night shifts without requiring a charge. If needed, an onboard charging system allows the QLTS to be plugged into a standard wall receptacle. The QLTS light towers are also easy to operate, stable and extensively field tested, making them an efficient addition to any municipal, rental or construction fleet.
Portable, 360-degree illumination
Lind Equipment has introduced the newest addition to its Beacon Light line of portable LED floodlights, the Beacon360. The Beacon360 is a 120W LED area light that has a 360-degree beam for illuminating an entire room or outdoor work area at once. The Beacon360 can light up over 50 feet in each direction and is weatherproof for outdoor use. The innovative, patent-pending design of the Beacon360 generates very little heat, never requires a bulb change and uses 70 per cent less energy than traditional lighting options. The Beacon360 is made from durable cast aluminum and uses polycarbonate lenses. With no moving parts, no bulbs and a robust housing, the Beacon360 can take a significant amount of abuse while continuing to perform every time. The super-bright LEDs will last for 50,000 hours and start/re-start instantly, removing costly downtime associated with metal halide lights. Suitable for construction, rental, military, emergency services and industrial facilities, the Beacon360 can run at 120V or 240V right out of the box. The Beacon360 is designed for flexibility. At only 14 inches in length, 6 inches in diameter, and 10 pounds in weight, the Beacon360 can be carried, hung and mounted in a wide variety of ways. The Beacon360 is offered as a light head only (LE360LED), with an aluminum floor stand (LE360LED-FS), four- to eight-foot tripod (LE360LED-TR), magnetic mount (LE360LED-MAG), or a scaffold clamp (LE360LED-CLAMP). Each Beacon360 also comes with a ceiling mount included to hang it upside-down as a temporary high-bay type light.
Inflated and semi-rigid models
Airstar, a world leader in advanced lighting solutions, has announced the availability of its new generation of lighting balloons for the construction, rescue and safety industries: the Airstar Sirocco 2 and Airstar Flex ranges. Available in a variety of sizes and integrating the best lighting technologies, the Sirocco 2 (air inflated) and Flex (semi-rigid frame) are excellent solutions to the many lighting challenges faced in the construction business. The Sirocco range is proving to be an invaluable tool for rescue and safety operations. The Sirocco 2-M 6X100W LED was designed for quick set up and powerful lighting coverage. It features universal voltage and its six LED lights illuminate an area of over 32,000 square feet. Its green credentials are second-to-none, with an average life of more than 50,000 hours and a 66 per cent reduction in energy consumption. Ideal for local activities and search and rescue missions, the new Sirocco 2-S 60W LED is a self-contained rechargeable workhorse packaged in a heavy-duty transport case, with an average lifespan of 30,000 hours. It can light areas up to over 4,800 square feet with a typical operating time of eight hours on single charge. Airstar has also completed its Flex range with the new Flex M 1000W HI-T (a pop-up envelope without the need for a fan) and the Flex L 4000W HI-T, a retrofitting kit for lighting towers. Designed for long-term building sites and road works, the Flex range is weather-resistant to wind, rain, and extreme temperature changes, while providing 360-degree, glare-free lighting for up to five acres.
Light and power together
Doosan Portable Power offers a combination light tower and mobile generator with the Doosan L20. This model anchors the Doosan Portable Power lighting systems portfolio and provides a single solution for two important jobsite needs: power and light. The L20 is ideal for mining, oil and gas exploration and a multitude of other environments where there is no reliable power source present. Traditional light towers only provide enough power for the light source. However, the L20’s 32-horsepower Mitsubishi diesel engine and 20-kilowatt generator make it the most flexible and powerful light tower in the Doosan line, with enough power to light a wide area while simultaneously providing up to 16 kilowatts of energy to power jobsite trailers, power tools, heaters and more. The L20’s lighting system consists of four 1,000-watt metal halide lamps mounted to a telescoping mast, featuring 360-degree rotation and extension from 12 to 30 feet. The standard metal-halide floodlights feature robust cast-aluminum housings, an inside separate reflector, and side-mounted/horizontally positioned bulbs with a NEMA six-by-seven beam-spread rating providing broader and more consistent light distribution. The 20-kilowatt generator powers the lighting system and provides power to a generous array of receptacles, delivering up to 63 amps at 240 volts and 126 amps at 120 volts. When the lighting system is not in use, the generator can output up to 80 amps at 240 volts and 160 amps at 120 volts.
With over 40 years as a leader in the industrial and commercial lighting industry, Larson Electronics continues its commitment to providing high-grade lighting equipment to specialty markets with the release of a 150-watt LED explosion-proof pole-top slip-fitter light. The EPL-PT-150LED-RT provides operators with a powerful and energy-efficient alternative to traditional hazardous location luminaries. The EPL-PT-150LED-RT provides 12,000 lumens of high-quality light while drawing only 150 watts. The copper-free aluminum alloy body is powder-coated for added durability and an attractive aesthetic appearance. A special heat dissipating design in conjunction with LED technology helps this fixture to achieve an excellent 60,000-hour rated lifespan with 80 per cent lumen retention. Light weight and a low profile make this unit an attractive alternative to larger and heavier older fixtures and require less hardware to install. The pole-top slip-fit mount light features an adjustable swivel bracket constructed of 3/8-inch aluminum that allows over 180 degrees of adjustment and is attached to a slip-fit yoke for easy installation. The slip-fit yoke is built to customers’ specifications, enabling operators to mount this explosion-proof LED light to their specific pole size. The wiring is terminated in flying leads, held in place with a cord grip. The flying leads allow the user to tap this Class 1 Division 1 light to the desired voltage during installation. The LED floodlight is multi-voltage capable and configured to operate on 120-277 volts 50/60 Hertz without any need for a special ballast. The aluminum body and LED lamp give this light excellent durability and resistance to vibration and impacts. The housing is designed to dissipate heat, which increases the efficiency and lifespan of the LED luminaires.
Stadium lighting for any location
Canada Towers mobile telescoping towers have many features including triple-redundant aircraft-strength cabling on a patented self-guyed tower-to-trailer platform, allowing for a smaller deployment footprint. CTI provides CSA-approved, single-source lighting for entire work areas, reducing both fuel costs and expensive multi-light source-support management. The Phoenix 24000 stadium light tower features 16-by-1500W metal halides, a fully winterized 45 kilowatt/amp genset, and 1,000-litre tank that will yield approximately 165 hours of run time (full 24,000-watt light load), standing at 70 feet tall. These stadium light towers are compact, convenient and easy to move. Simply tow the tower unit to your desired location and you can be up and running in 30 minutes. All CTI products are available for rent, lease and financing.
Wacker Neuson is expanding its light tower line with the addition of two models designed for faster set-up time and easier operation. The LTN 6KV and LTN 8KV are trailer-mounted vertical mast light towers. The vertical mast is made of nine robust sections that can be easily raised and lowered in about 20 seconds by the push of a button. The hydraulically activated telescoping mast collapses while remaining in the vertical position, eliminating the tower overhang off the back of the trailer. This design decreases the total length of the unit, maximizing the number of machines that can fit on a standard shipping truck and in a rental storage space. The new LTN 6KV and LTN 8KV are narrow body light towers that are ideally suited whenever nighttime needs to be converted to daylight. The mast extends 28 feet and retracts to just seven feet, lowering the center of gravity, allowing for more balanced towing, and making the light fixtures more easily accessible to rotate. The mast is designed with pulleys on alternating sides, creating a very straight and sturdy tower during operation. The light bar rotates 360-degrees and holds four elliptical light fixtures with 1,000W metal halide lamps that can be easily directed to offer excellent job site illumination. The new light bar design also gives the user additional range of motion on all four light fixtures, allowing usage in reduced glare applications such as highway construction.
There’s a greener, more efficient way to illuminate construction jobsites, thanks to a solar-powered and propane-fueled light tower from Magnum Power Products. The Magnum MLT4000S Solar Hybrid Light Tower’s LP-fueled back-up generator keeps its batteries charged in all conditions, ensuring a safe, well-lit jobsite. Because the light tower does not consume diesel fuel, it’s less expensive to operate and produces significantly fewer greenhouse gas emissions. Unlike diesel, propane does not degrade over time, reducing fuel-related performance problems. Propane also emits fewer carbon dioxide emissions and toxic pollutants than diesel, improving air quality and worker safety on the jobsite. Finally, propane fuel costs less than diesel, improving contractor profit margins. During the day, a solar-panel array charges the light tower’s batteries for nighttime operation. If cloudy or inclement weather prevents the batteries from fully charging, a propane-fueled, air-cooled Generac generator turns on automatically and recharges the batteries until the solar panels can take over. The MLT4000S is durable, reliable, easy to use, and requires only minimal maintenance — making it ideal for both the construction business and the rental market. Adding to its reliability, the MLT4000S’s rugged LED light fixtures boast a lifespan five times that of traditional metal halide bulbs, providing more than 50,000 hours of illumination. The bulbs are serviceable with readily available components and an industry-standard LED-chip platform.
Lighting placement app
Responding to a growing need for assistance in determining the number and placement of portable light towers on a given worksite, Allmand is pleased to announce that they have created an iPad/iPhone application to aid in worksite light tower setup. It is available free through the Apple App Store.
Although the app is developed and offered by Allmand, it can be used as the basis for setting up 1000-watt or 1250-watt metal halide light towers from almost any manufacturer. The mobile application is designed for those who need to illuminate large areas for construction, special events, mining, energy production or any number of situations where portable lighting is required for safety, convenience or productivity.
To use this app, simply locate the area to be lit on the satellite image using either the general postal code, the name of a city, or the specific street address of the site. Touch the screen to define the boundaries of the actual area to be illuminated and virtually set up and aim the portable light towers to determine the placement and quantity of the towers as well as the light configuration that most efficiently lights the worksite to the desired level of illumination, which is measured in foot-candles. A number of typical lamp configurations may be selected (i.e. four 1,000-watt lamps aimed straight ahead, six 1,250-watt lamps aimed 45 degrees apart, etc.) to best determine the most efficient lighting setup.
After determining the number of towers needed, sales, rental or other specific information may be requested through the app if desired. Additionally, the Allmand website with full specs, sales literature and parts/operators manuals may be accessed directly from the app as well. The iPhone version of the app even includes a “hidden” flashlight mode on the initial screen to help light your way in the dark.
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