When it comes to illuminating work areas after dark, lighting towers are one of the best pieces of equipment for your construction site. They are a perfect solution for providing visibility to your crew, keeping your work safe and reducing the risk of theft or vandalism after hours.
How many major systems are on a light tower?
There are a few essential factors that need to be taken into consideration when deciding on the right light tower for your application. The first is power requirements, deciding whether you need your tower to only provide light or also run other items such as tools and coffee machines (which will require three to six times the amount of current needed to start versus running). For this reason you may want to consider getting a larger generator.
Another factor is the type of illumination you want, do you prefer LED or quartz halogen lamps? LED lights are much brighter and consume less energy than traditional halogen bulbs. LEDs also have a longer life span and don’t need replacing as frequently as traditional bulbs.
Finally, it is important to consider transportability, will you need to move your light tower around the jobsite or do you need it to be easily transported for offsite events? Light towers offer different options to make this easier such as hydraulic masts that allow for easy elevation and retraction or a simple one touch deploy/stow feature. They also offer options such as a trailer chassis, hook eye lift points and fork pockets that make transportation safer and quicker.