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Lind Light Tower

Lind Equipment is proud to announce the launch of its new Beacon LED Tower, the first light tower to be built by a lighting company, not a generator company.

The Beacon LED Tower is a high-output, man-portable light tower that can run on external electrical power or a user-supplied on-board small generator/inverter. It brings a large set of benefits to those needing remote or large area lighting, and at half the cost of traditional metal halide generator light towers.

The Beacon LED Tower uses LED floodlights that provide more mean light output than traditional metal halide bulbs, but uses 80% less power. These lights are warrantied for three years and rated for over 50,000 hours.

The small power draw of the ultra-efficient LED lights means that there is no need for a large engine or generator in the Beacon LED Tower. As such, Lind Equipment designed it to be truly man-portable. Weighing just over 200 pounds, the Beacon LED Tower can be moved around a jobsite by one person, and lifted by a couple. Two Beacon LED Towers will fit in the back of a standard-sized pick-up truck, and it is small enough to fit through a doorway.

Also, the small power draw means that the Beacon LED Tower doesn’t require much electricity to operate. Two of the LE980LED-T4 (four light head) Beacon LED Towers can be run off a single 15A circuit and require only 800W of power. If power is not available, a user-supplied small suitcase generator can sit safely inside the lockable ventilated housing and have plenty of excess energy for other uses.  Beacon LED Towers come with an outlet for daisy-chaining multiple units together.

The Beacon LED Tower comes standard with an external fuel tank (inside the housing), which supplements the run time of a suitcase generator to about 45 hours. Whether running off external power or a suitcase generator, the Beacon LED Tower is whisper-quiet, perfect for urban construction or events.

“We are incredibly excited to launch this game-changer in the light tower industry,” said Brian Astl, President of Lind Equipment. “The Beacon LED Tower provides the same useable light, run-time, and durability of traditional metal halide light towers, but with so much more.  And all at a price point half of what the industry is used to paying.”

Details of the Beacon LED Tower can be found on the Lind Equipment mini-site at www.beaconledtower.com

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Quite simply put if you feel that job site costing and quote development are a lot of work, you are right! To properly assess a job and estimate the required work time, product costs and various other expenses can take more time than is often feasible for a small company. You need to be spending your time completing projects, which can become difficult if you are spending your hours doing cost analysis. We learned this first hand in last month’s edition of the Electrician Forum when Steve Beeby of Beehive Electric discussed the balance required to own and operate an electrical contracting company.

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This month’s personal profile is a double feature of two of Fluke’s senior power quality specialists, Hilton Hammond and Frank Healy.

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Frank Healy, Power Quality Product Marketing Manager at Fluke since 2006, has been in the industry for well over three decades. He globally manages Fluke’s power quality products, including measuring instruments and precision power analyzers.

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