DEEP DIVE: BEACON LED TOWER-T4 ATTRIBUTES AND PERFORMANCE

Construction

Firstly, the Beacon LED Tower was designed and built by a lighting company.   Majority of lighting towers on the global market have been designed by engine manufactures which helps the OEM increase engine sales.

Secondly, it received the Rental Equipment Register product award for 2017.

LED Lights

The Beacon LED Tower-T4 is fitted with 4 LE980LED 200W LED lights.   Each light fitting is equivalent to a 1,000W Metal Halide light.

Key Features
  • Lightweight
  • LED life exceeds 50,000 hours
  • No bulb replacement
  • Rated for outdoor use
  • Instant restrike, no cool-down period required
  • 80% less power to operate
  • Lumen/Watt ration of 150
  • 3-Year Warranty
Specifications
  • Voltage:                      110-277Vac
  • Wattage:                     200W
  • Light Temperature:  4500K
  • Lumens:                     30,000
  • Light Expectancy:     50,000 hours
  • Weight:                      7.25kg
  • IP Rating:                   IP65

Lind LE980LED-T4 Lighting Tower - close up

Let’s see how the Beacon LED Tower compares against Product X which is currently available in the Australia:

Criteria

Beacon LED Tower-T4 Product X

Bulb

LED

Metal Halide

Watts

800

4,000

Lumens

120,000

Not specified

Lumens/Watt

150

Not specified

Light Coverage (m²)

1,400

4,000

Average LUX

54

20

Looking at the data above, it appears the Product X has superior performance however the devil is in the detail.

LUX is the derived SI unit of illumination equal to a luminous flux of 1 lumen per square metre.

The Beacon LED Tower-T4 has an average of 54 lumens per m² whilst Product X only produces 20 lumens per m².

The Table below is a guide if you dont own a Light Meter.

Condition

Lux

Sunlight

107,527

Full Daylight

10,752

Overcast Day

1,075

Very Dark Day

107

Twilight

10.8

Deep Twilight

1.08

Full Mon

0.108

Quarter Moon

0.0108

Starlight

0.0011

Overcast Night

0.0001

The light head is adaptable, it gives the contractor options on the Site.   It can be configured manually to suit the requirements of the job, i.e. flood, 360 degree, spot.

The Beacon LED Tower is an adaptable platform which can be reconfigured.   A retrofit program is available upon request whereby the LE980LED lights are removed and replaced with an 800W LED Balloon Light.

https://www.orbservices.com.au/work-lights-led-balloon-lights/

Versatility

The Beacon LED Tower-T4 has been designed to give the contractor choices when deploying & operating.  The central cabinet allows the placement of an Inverter Generator of choice which can be connected to the supplied internal fuel tank.

Benefits
  • Security
  • Safety
  • Reduction of noise
  • Cooling

By placing a larger Generator inside the cabinet, the contractor would be able to provide additional power to Site just like a traditional Lighting Tower.   Alternatively, the contractor could just daisy chain the Beacon LED Towers together on the Site.   Daisy chaining is a fantastic option as it reduces the number of prime movers on the Site.   A 2kW Generator placed inside Unit 1 would have the capability to power Unit 1, Unit 2 and Site power tools.   Its important to note that with the internal fuel tank fitted inside the cabinet, the Beacon LED Tower can operate for 45hrs utilizing a 2kW inverter generator.

Breakdowns and refueling can be challenging on any Site.   Breakdowns can lead to hire-exchanges which are costly (labor, cranes and transport).   A trained technician needs to diagnose the fault before conducting a repair.   This process causes additional down-time and leads to the loss of revenue or penalties.   The Beacon LED Tower-T4 has been designed taking these factors into consideration.   If the inverter generator breaks down, the technician just needs to replace it and switch the lights back on, its that simple.   Gone are the days of expensive hire-exchanges.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Beacon LED Tower has been designed to operate from 2 power sources.   The power source can be an Inverter Generator or grid connection which is better known as Shore Power.

Advantages of shore power
  • No noise pollution
  • No air pollution
  • Ability to daisy chain 4 Beacon LED Towers on a 15Amp circuit
  • Reduction in running cost
  • Ability to operate the Beacon Tower indoors
  • Greener footprint

Applications

  • Construction
  • Road Works
  • Road Works with Balloon Lights
  • Festivals
  • Festivals with Balloon Lights
  • Fire & Rescue
  • State Emergency Service
  • Military
  • Temporary lighting for Sports Events
  • Railway construction & repairs
  • Councils & Municipalities
  • Hire & Rental industry
  • Hire & Rental industry with Balloon Lights

Savings

Looking at the current Australian market, buyers can purchase Lighting Towers ranging from AU$3,000 to AU$75,000

Procurement Factors
  • CAPEX
  • OPEX
  • Fuel
  • Transport
  • Application
  • Efficiency
  • Green footprint

Have a look at our Blog from February where we go into detail about the hidden costs of operating a lighting tower

https://www.orbservices.com.au/what-does-it-cost-to-operate-a-lighting-tower/

 

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