Tower Lights turn night into day
- 10 August 2012
- Product News
Time is money, and as working 24/7 has become the name of the game for many businesses today, there is an ever-growing need for effective, easy to erect, mobile lighting systems.
Crushing and screening specialist Pilot Crushtec is launching the ideal illumination solution –Tower Lights.
TowerLight, is one of the world's largest manufacturers of mobile freestanding lighting towers, and two of its most popular offerings are now available in South Africa.
Each tower is equipped with a set of four 1,000-Watt metal halide flood lights mounted on a telescopic mast that extends to a maximum height of nine metres on the VT1A and eight metres on the VT8.
An important feature is that their telescopic design dictates that the masts are restricted to traveling up and down a vertical axis at 90º to ground level. This a very important safety benefit in comparison with other designs where masts and lighting sets have to be winched from the horizontal to an upright position which can possibly put the user at risk during the manoeuvre.
Powered by built-in fuel-efficient diesel generators, the VT1A has the capability of illuminating an area of up to 4,200m² while the VT8 can light up an area of 3,800 m² at an average of 20 lux. To put this into perspective, it requires only four VT8 units to illuminate a full size soccer field.
Pilot Crushtec's business development director Frank Scherf has identified several target markets for these highly versatile products, including mining, quarrying and construction sites, road works, airports and industrial premises. They are also used extensively by emergency services, film and TV crews and organisers of outdoor events.
"Tower Lights provide a viable solution to many of our customers who work at night, and we firmly believe that mobile tower lighting equipment holds great potential in the hire market," says Scherf.