Lighting towers have been lighting up construction sites for over forty years across the globe. To this day, they are still being developed for versatility across a range of working environments and reduced emissions and noise for an eco-friendly lighting solution. More recently, lighting towers are more often used for events and TV/film sets, helping to illuminate large working areas and create a safer environment for all involved.
Lighting towers can be used in fields, on construction sites, for events and on TV and Film sets too. They are mobile and fuel-efficient - but what are the key features of lighting towers required for TV and film applications? It can be difficult to know what to look for, but here are some things to keep an eye out for when searching for the perfect lighting tower for your set.
During the winter, it gets cold and the X-Splash does need a little more TLC to ensure it is all running efficiently through this season. We’ve written five checks for you to do when the cold really hits!
A-Plant (alongside Balfour Beatty) tested the X-Hybrid lighting tower from Trime UK, a unit with batteries and a fuel-efficient back-up engine. This case study shows how the construction industry is benefiting from new, innovative, sustainable plant.
Over the years, diesel-powered lighting towers have been the go-to option without question for temporary lighting on construction sites, security, sports, and the list goes on. Today, there are many alternatives in the mix to choose from: solar, hybrid, battery and electric. But diesel units are still powering on as the leaders.
Glare is the difficultly of seeing in the presence of a bright, usually white, light. This can be generated from reflected sunlight, or artificial light (i.e.: from car headlights). With the latest technological developments, glare-free (or anti-glare) lighting towers are now available, helping to make a more comfortable working environment for builders, construction managers and others who may be working on a site that requires lighting support.
When working on construction, quarry, or event sites, contamination is more than likely. To reduce the spread of contaminates from site to site, getting the right equipment is important. Contamination doesn’t just include soils from one construction site to another, it also includes water, noise and CO2 pollution which are the biggest risks to the surrounding areas and people.
Like with anything, getting the size right is important. With the X-Splash, some points do need to be considered before purchasing this equipment. At Trime we have made a few suggestions to think about when considering the X-Splash Wash Bay.
As winter comes ever closer (3 weeks to go!), your lighting towers will be out and about being used more than they have been over the summer months. It is really important, for your safety and others, that the lighting towers are in good condition when they are going from hire to hire.
With the on-going, global environmental pressures, finding plant and machinery which reduce emissions and/or use less energy can be difficult for procurement managers. Saving money and reducing energy through the products listed on the Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA)* can make a difference to businesses, plus will make a difference to the environment.