Atlas Copco launches ultra-quiet LED light tower that is designed to be seen and not heard

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Zaragoza, Spain, 1 March 2018: Atlas Copco has introduced a new ultra-quiet, diesel-driven, LED light tower for use in urban and residential areas. Delivering operating noise levels as low as 55 dBA, the renewed version of the HiLight B5+ light tower is ideally suited to provide illumination at events, temporary public lighting or enhanced visibility at construction sites located near residential areas.

This is the quietest diesel-powered light tower available on the market to date and represents a real game-changer in terms of noise emissions,” said Félix Gómez, spokesperson for light towers from the Atlas Copco Power and Flow division. He continued: “With noise pollution in public spaces a growing concern, the HiLight B5+ is an ideal solution for contractors and local authorities who want to be considerate when operating near residential areas. It is also well-suited for use in outdoor events where organisers need to ensure the lighting equipment being used doesn’t interfere with the performance itself or enjoyment of viewers.”  

Optimum lighting performance is provided via the HiLight B5+ light tower’s LED floodlights, which are capable of covering a 5000 sq.m area at an average luminosity of 20 luxes.

Maintenance and transport efficiency was a priority when designing the HiLight B5+. On the first front, the light tower only requires a simple service after 600 hours of operation; with the procedure made easier thanks to wide access doors and the logical layout of key internal components.  Movement between job sites is also simplified, as the compact dimensions of the light towers means that up to 22 HiLight B5+ units can be transported on a single 13 metre truck.  

The HiLight B5+ will be able to be equipped with a new innovation for light towers called the SmartMast™. The proprietary technology from Atlas Copco features intelligent in-built sensors that detect adverse environmental conditions, such as high winds, and will automatically lower the vertical mast when safety or stability is compromised. It is also programmed to alert end users to potential obstacles and impacts. Furthermore, it provides stability assistance when installing the light tower; by flagging up irregular surfaces and floors to ensure safe siting.

In response to popular demand from lighting specialists, the SmartMast utilises dimmable LED floodlights; which can be used to adjust luminosity, with regards to lux, in a workplace. This, and the benefits outlined above, combines to ensure the equipment, and more importantly end users and people working in close proximity to the light tower, are protected.

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