A lighting tower is a piece of equipment that helps you perform work after dark or in poorly lit areas. It has one or more high-intensity electric lamps mounted on a mast that is raised and lowered with the aid of a winch. A generator powering the lamps is included in most light towers. Fuel options are diesel or gasoline and some have the capability of running on battery power or solar panels to increase energy efficiency and extend usage beyond refueling times.
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The best light tower for your site depends on the size of the area you need to illuminate, the height of the mast and the brightness capacity of the lights. Some light towers are designed to be mobile while others are stationary and can support a variety of applications, including road and tunnel construction, rail repair, mining or oil drilling. You can also find them on military bases, at sports events and in emergency services operations for disaster relief or search and rescue efforts.
When choosing a light tower, look for features that improve safety and productivity at your job site. For example, the ability to operate on a silent mode helps prevent noise pollution. You can also choose models with additional fuel tanks to reduce time between refueling. And if you plan on using the light tower for extended periods, consider its fuel efficiency rating and how quickly it reaches full brightness. You may also want to consider whether you need a metal halide or LED lamp. Metal halide lamps provide more light for the money but require more power and can take up to five minutes to reach their full brightness.