TowerLight said it will dramatically cut fuel use on its new VB9 lighting tower by using the latest engine technology from hybrid cars. The VB9 will operate for 320 hours on a single tank of fuel, compared to 60-65 hours on traditional towers.
UK rental company Speedy Hire has ordered 300 of TowerLight’s new VT-1+eco lighting towers. The tower features an automatic switch-on and -off system that the companies claim will reduce tower maintenance costs by a third; cut pollution by 30%; and result in considerable cost savings for contractors.
A giant mobile parasol will be among the innovative party and events products on display at this year's Showman's Show, which takes place at its usual outdoors location near Newbury, UK, on 21 and 22 October.
Italian lighting tower specialist TowerLight srl has developed a novel twin-mast lighting tower providing twice the illumination of its standard VT-1 product. Dubai rental company Al-Laith Scaffolding is one of the first rental companies to invest in the special towers, ordering six for its fleet.
Speedy Hire in the UK has invested in solar and battery powered equipment. It claims to be the first UK rental company to buy GenSet PLC’s solar powered lighting tower, and has also added six new battery powered vehicles to its delivery fleet.
French manufacturer SDMO has released three new lighting towers, the RL6, RL12, and RL16, in its Rental Power range. All three comprise a tower section, and a generator set that can be separated, on a trailer.
Allight Pty Ltd, the Australian lighting tower manufacturer that is owned by National Hire in Australia (and co-owner with Carlyle of rental company Coates), has developed a number of lighting products for the global market.