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.
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.
In previous blogs, we have discussed all the benefits of battery power, whether hybrid power will be the way forward and if solar power works in the UK. However, there is another alternative (apart from engine-powered) we want to talk about today: plug-in 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.
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.
There are many types of lighting towers available and it can be daunting to know what is best for you, especially if you’re new to the industry. From battery-power to hybrid units, each have their own financial and environmental benefits for the user.
Now that the dark days of winter are behind us and we look forward to the lighter evenings of summer, you will probably be finding that your yard is becoming more populated with lighting towers coming back from sites. After working through a hard winter, you and your lights, they are most likely looking forward to a well-earned period of rest before those darker nights come around again.
Battery-powered lighting towers? Are they really as good as diesel generator powered? Won’t they run out of battery quickly? These are just a few of the questions we get about battery-powered lighting towers. In our previous blog, we discussed how you can use battery-powered lighting towers to reduce your construction carbon footprint. They are, in fact, becoming the popular alternative to diesel powered lights. Whilst being environmentally friendly, battery-powered lighting towers also bring many financial benefits to the user and the surrounding areas.
Your carbon footprint is defined as “the emissions which one person, an event, a product or group produce expressed as a CO2 equivalent”. This year so far, there has been a surge in protests, an increase in the demand and awareness for people to improve their carbon footprint. Reducing plastic usage and waste was a major focus for the world in 2018 after David Attenborough’s Blue Planet. In 2019 though, its been all about reducing emissions: using more public transport and getting an electric car. But, in the construction industry, how can we reduce emissions? The pressure for everyone is increasing, but in this industry what can you do to create the bright, white, instant light for construction works to continue throughout the night? What is the alternative to your traditional lighting tower which can reduce emissions?
Topics: Construction Site Lighting