Tower lights hire allow crews to work after dark, ensuring they can keep projects on schedule. They’re especially helpful in remote areas and weather-related conditions. But with many options available, it can be difficult to decide which one to rent. As an equipment rental business, you’ll want to provide your customers with the information they need to make the best choice for their situation.
What are the different types of light towers?
First, consider the power source. There are internal combustion engine-powered (compact standard, compact heavy-duty, industrial heavy-duty), battery-powered and solar-powered models to choose from. The power type will determine how long the unit can operate before it needs to be refueled or recharged. It’s also important to review the tower’s wattage and mast height. The higher the mast, the more area it can illuminate.
The lights themselves may be LED or metal halide. Both types of lights can produce high luminosity, but LEDs are more durable and have a longer lifespan than metal halide lamps. They can also withstand vibrations better than older lamps.
Another feature to look for is an integrated alarm buzzer, which typically comes in a range of 80db with monotonal, bi-tonal or intermittent alarm patterns. This is a crucial safety feature that will allow your customers to know the unit’s status and warn them of potential dangers.
Next, think about how the light tower will be transported to and from the job site. While most equipment rental companies will be able to transport your lights for a fee, it’s always a good idea to have your own vehicle on hand just in case.