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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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...
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.
Topics: LED Lighting