Reasons to Rent Portable Light Towers

2 November 2020

During winter’s short days, portable light towers can make the difference between getting the job done on time and on budget—or letting your client down. There are a number of options on the market and various factors to consider when deciding what you need.

Factors to consider when choosing portable light towers include:

The size of the area to be lit and the level of brightness required

Work sites need to be well lit, and light towers deliver bright white light. Numerous options are available depending on the type of light required, from traditional bulbs to LED.

Your power options

There are a number of ways to power light towers, including diesel fuel, power outlets, solar-charged batteries, and generators.

One option that’s being used on construction sites today is an LED light tower powered by a separate power source. It’s a daisy-chainable option that works well when you don’t have your own power source and require either a generator or site power to run the units. Multiple units can be powered by a single source.

These LED light towers allow for three or four units to be plugged into a 20 kW light tower to better use on-site power. Each light tower is fed with a 30 A, 125/250 V in-and-out receptacle. It gives you a range of 50 to 60 metres of workable light.

Benefits of renting portable light towers

Light towers are convenient and environmentally friendly.  In today’s uncertain times, saving money is a priority for many construction companies. Renting is more affordable than buying because there’s no down payment and you only have to pay for light for as long as you need it.

If there is a mechanical issue with your rented light tower, we simply replace it for you.

Light towers keep your people safe and improve productivity. Talk to our light experts about how renting light towers can help your business prosper and grow.

Finning is the world's largest Caterpillar dealer, selling, renting and providing parts and service for equipment and engines to customers across diverse industries, including mining, construction, petroleum, forestry and a wide range of power systems applications. We operate in Western Canada, South America, and UK and Ireland.