Why you should be updating your lighting tower fleet....

Posted by Emma Cohen on Sep 9, 2022 10:00:00 AM

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.

With growing pressure from the government to reduce emissions to zero by 2050 and clients more informed than ever,  there has never been a better time to update your fleet. 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.

Time to update

Reaching company targets to reduce emissions - in light of government policies - can be helped by upgrading your fleet to eco lighting towers, such as hybrid, battery or solar units. Contractor demands to many large hire companies to have eco-friendly lights are becoming stronger, because of the numerous benefits that they bring. Eco-friendly lighting towers can improve working conditions for people on site by reducing carbon emissions (to zero with some lights!), creating cleaner air for employees. But it isn’t just the workers who are affected by emissions, the surrounding communities pay a price too. Having silent and carbon-reducing lighting towers ensure that people remain in healthy living environments whilst construction works, or events, are happening nearby.

Battery & Solar powered lighting towers, use zero fuel and create zero emissions! Hybrid lighting towers, similarly, don’t produce any emissions whilst in hybrid mode. Even though they are very fuel efficient and produce limited emissions, the question is raised of whether they still last as long. Well, they do - along with the use of LED floodlights, the running time is increased from the average 60 hours to 72 hours with battery power, and over 3000 hours with hybrid units!

Saving money is always an important factor, but saving power can be up there too. We recommend looking for lights which have light sensors built in – turning on when it starts to get dark, and turning off when the sun rises.

Upgrading your fleet to use LED energy-efficient floodlights reduces fuel usage, costs, and emissions. LEDs give off instant light, compared to the previous older halide lights which have ‘warm-up periods’, and they are very robust too. This reduces time changing the floodlights, in turn reducing maintenance costs and time.

Upgrading your fleet has many benefits and if you are looking for more information on what lighting tower is going to be best for you, Trime UK have over 50 years’ experience in the industry and will be able to answer any questions you may have.


Topics: LED Lighting, Construction Site Lighting

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