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LED solar-powered light tower is a bright, clean, silent solution

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POWERED by a renewable energy source, in this case, solar radiation, the HiLight S2+ LED light tower from Atlas Copco consumes no fuel and emits no emissions and no noise.

Compared with traditional diesel-driven technologies, the S2+ enables users to reduce CO2 emissions by up to six tonnes, assisting them to sustainably comply with carbon emission as well as noise regulations.

This cutting-edge, ultra-efficient light tower’s four 90W LED floodlights deliver a market-leading 2,000 m2 light coverage at an average of 20 Luxes. This excellent visibility creates a bright, safe and productive work environment in gloomy conditions and after sunset.

“Our versatile, next-generation solar light tower can operate autonomously for up to eleven hours at 100% operation where solar yield is greater than energy demand,” notes Atlas Copco Power Technique’s business line manager – portable products, David Stanford.

Importantly, for users, this means maximum uptime and subsequent high productivity. If energy demand exceeds solar yield, operators have the convenient choice of charging the tower with Atlas Copco’s clean energy ZenergiZe energy storage system or any external power grid.”

The S2+ unit’s batteries can be recharged using solar energy or an external power source which takes approximately eight and three hours respectively. “The tower is equipped with a dimming function that prevents light and energy from being wasted unnecessarily, further increasing autonomous operation to meet lighting requirements for long work shifts,” adds Stanford.

Atlas Copco’s innovative LED technology is incorporated into its complete LED light tower range. By applying an innovative, fully directional LED lens design, Atlas Copco engineers have maximised the light coverage while reducing ‘lighting waste’. The LEDs’ lifespan of 50,000 hours further maximises uptime and productivity while reducing replacement costs and maintenance requirements. The lenses in the S2+ tower feature a very special optic that is designed specifically for construction and mining applications.

Set-up and operation of the user-friendly, ergonomically-designed light tower is quick and effortless; once easily manoeuvred into position, the extendible solar panels are simply pulled out from the pop-up canopy and adjusted to best align with the sun’s position for maximum solar yield; there are no external cables, refuelling is not required and the external control panel further facilitates operation. The portable, compact light tower is easy to move around the job site and to transport between sites.

The robust light tower’s ability to perform reliably in temperature extremes (-5°C to +50°C) and at high altitude without derating, makes it particularly suitable for stringent environments and remote work sites.

The pop-up canopy facilitates serviceability, keeping downtime to a minimum. The low maintenance and service costs deliver excellent operational cost savings. This, coupled with high efficiency and performance, provides a quick return on investment for end-users.

The HiLight S2+ addresses the efficiency, performance, environmental and safety narratives. The unit offers a sustainable lighting solution for end-users and rental companies in the infrastructure, mining and oil & gas sectors and also meets the noise-sensitive regulations for event organisers and construction projects in urban areas.

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