Portable, or mobile, lighting towers can be easily moved from site to site, or from one place at your event, making them versatile and effective at changing your lighting requirements. There is less pressure to “get it right” the first time. However, there are a few safety tips to consider when you are moving your lighting towers too.
Lighting towers are a great solution for outdoor, night-time events such as music festivals, conventions or sport events. They provide reliable and robust lighting, keeping guests safe when the sun sets. Getting the lighting right is very important on TV sets too – Trime lighting towers have been on the Star Wars, James Bond and Spiderman sets in recent years! This shows that lighting towers are more versatile than you would initially think.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.