Lumens, lux, kelvin: watt are they? - Keywords for Lighting Towers

Posted by Grace Vanbergen on Aug 2, 2019 10:00:00 AM
Lumens, lux, kelvin: watt are they? - Keywords for Lighting Towers

With lighting, technical terms do come up as they play a part in the science behind how they work. If you are slightly confused by what means what, here is a quick overview of some lighting terms.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Construction Site Lighting

Let's Cut Emissions - Construction Industry is helping the environment

Posted by Grace Vanbergen on Jul 26, 2019 10:00:00 AM
Let's Cut Emissions - Construction Industry is helping the environment

At the beginning of May this year, the UK government announced that they wanted to focus on cutting emissions to zero by 2050. The CCC (the independent advisor to the government on climate change) says it is a “positive goal” to be aiming for. In the construction-hire industry, we are creating and innovating new equipment which can reduce emissions.

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Topics: Outdoor Site Lighting, LED Lighting, "Carbon Reducing", Construction Sites

Safety First! - Lighting Tower Safety Features

Posted by Grace Vanbergen on Jul 19, 2019 10:00:00 AM
Safety First! - Lighting Tower Safety Features

Safety is extremely important and needs to be taken seriously, especially when heavy machinery is involved. From the clothing worn, to the use of the equipment, to the elements of the equipment, safety comes into all aspects of lighting tower use. Our lighting tower’s complex engineering and electrical systems can be dangerous if not operated correctly, so at Trime we make the safety of our products, employees and users our first priority.

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Topics: Hire Equipment, Health and Safety

What mini lighting tower should I get?

Posted by Grace Vanbergen on Jul 12, 2019 10:00:00 AM
What mini lighting tower should I get?

A common myth is that lighting towers are just 9-metre-tall pieces of equipment, only used to light up outdoor areas. But there are smaller, sustainable versions in the market, and which can be used for a wide range of applications, rather than opting for the larger, heavier units.

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Topics: Hire Equipment, Construction Sites

Looking after your X-Splash Wash Bay

Posted by Grace Vanbergen on Jul 5, 2019 10:00:00 AM
Looking after your X-Splash Wash Bay

The X-Splash may look after your equipment, keeping it at its highest efficiency by removing all dirt, mud and contaminates. However, it is really important for the X-Splash to be looked after too!

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Topics: Hire Equipment, Servicing

Using your lighting tower safely.

Posted by Wayne Brennan on Jun 28, 2019 10:00:00 AM
Using your lighting tower safely.

When you have any lighting tower, big or small, using it correctly and safely is of paramount importance. This reduces risk of injury and reduces the risk of any site damage to the light unit. Here are a few pointers to follow to operate your lighting towers safely.

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Topics: Servicing

How dangerous is dust?

Posted by Grace Vanbergen on Jun 21, 2019 10:00:00 AM
How dangerous is dust?

Construction dust is created from many sources: demolition sites, removing tiles, plaster, paint and cement, the production of concrete and aggregates, and the list goes on. The dust becomes airborne, meaning the particles enter your respiratory system and build up over time in your lungs. It is important to reduce and control risk of construction site dust becoming a danger to employees and pedestrians in the surrounding area.

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Topics: Construction Sites, Health and Safety

Will hybrid technology be the way forward?

Posted by Grace Vanbergen on Jun 14, 2019 10:00:00 AM
Will hybrid technology be the way forward?

Hybrid power is defined as the “merge of two distinct types of power”. For lighting towers, this can be the combination of batteries and solar power, diesel and solar power and the combinations go on. Having an eco-friendly hybrid lighting tower can bring significant benefits through the power of two elements.

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Topics: Outdoor Site Lighting, "Carbon Reducing", Hire Equipment

Does Solar Power work in the UK?

Posted by Grace Vanbergen on Jun 7, 2019 10:00:00 AM
Does Solar Power work in the UK?

With our rainy and cloudy weather throughout the year, it is hard to believe that in the UK we can use solar power. Renewable sources of energy are becoming popular throughout the country with their many benefits, both environmental and financial. Before we dive in, I am going to give you my standard speech that I use when ever I am questioned on Solar lighting, it goes something like this...

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Topics: LED Lighting, "Carbon Reducing"

Why you should update your lighting tower fleet.

Posted by Grace Vanbergen on May 31, 2019 10:00:00 AM
Why you should update your lighting tower fleet.

Updating your lighting tower fleet may seem something which can be put off, or not done at all. However, it is important to keep up with the latest tech developments, whilst ensuring your lighting towers are safe and reliable: reducing risks of injury or lighting tower failure. Additionally, there is growing pressure from the government to reduce emissions to zero by 2050. So, whether this means updating your fleet from old metal halide lights to LED units, or to hybrid products from engine-powered lights, updating will benefit the environment, users and your company.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Construction Site Lighting

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