Hewden gets green light

By Ian Vallely27 October 2016

Hewden has expanded its specialist lighting tower business with the addition of three new sustainabl

Hewden has expanded its specialist lighting tower business with the addition of three new sustainable solutions

National equipment and crane hire firm Hewden has expanded its specialist lighting tower business with the addition of three new sustainable solutions designed to minimise fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions, while also reducing running costs for customers.

The new models entering Hewden’s portfolio include the Trime X-Eco, the Generac VT Hybrid and the Generac VB9 Eco lighting towers. Kumar Bhamidipati, director, asset and procurement at Hewden, said, “Earlier this year, we made the strategic acquisition of Firefly’s rental business, to help deliver sustainable, hybrid power to work sites across the country.

“This investment into sustainable lighting solutions further builds on that commitment, ensuring that Hewden is at the forefront of providing sustainable equipment nationwide.”

The Generac VT Hybrid lighting tower features four 120 Watt LED floodlights and can provide up to 640 hours run time on a single tank of fuel. It is powered by a rechargeable battery with a running time of nine hours, during which the lighting tower operates without any noise or emissions. The hybrid setup means that customers can get an 86 per cent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions and fuel costs, with an average saving of £396 a month compared to standard lighting towers.

Similarly, the Trime X-Eco features six 150 W LED floodlights and a significant reduction in carbon dioxide emissions, with 50,000 hours of light provided without the need for replacement bulbs.

The Generac VB9 offers carbon dioxide reductions up to 75 per cent and is able to run four 300 W LED floodlights for 300 hours before needing to be refuelled.

“Whether it’s for an industrial project, event or construction site, lighting solutions are critical to our industry,” added Mr Bhamidipati. “With shorter days coming, lighting becomes even more important to ensure that our customers get the job done safely, on time and on budget. The savings we can pass onto the customer will also brighten up their day.”

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