First publishedin World Highways
This order represents the first sale of CPLT V15 LED light towers in the Middle East
Chicago Pneumatic has secured a major sale of its durable LED light towers in Kuwait
The firm’s authorised distributor General Transportation & Equipment Company (GTE) placed an order for 25 CPLT V15 LED models. The light towers will provide crucial illumination for a time-sensitive construction project being carried out by local contractor Al-Yousifi Engineering & Construction.
GTE was originally asked to provide metal halide light towers by the contractor. However, due to the time and cost-sensitive nature of the development, GTE advised the client to consider more efficient LED models. As Ejazul Hassan, equipment sales manager for GTE, said “The CPLT V15 LED is highly efficient, making it ideal for projects requiring a large number of light towers. With this model, users can save on both fuel and maintenance costs. For instance, the LED’s lifespan is 30,000 hours, compared to 6,000 hours provided by a metal halide bulb. This means the CPLT V15 LED’s bulbs don’t need to be replaced for approximately three years.”
To highlight the benefits of opting for LED, GTE carried out a demonstration. The contractor’s technical team observed the features of both units, from the quality of illumination and compactness of the machines to noise levels. “When we were doing the demonstration, one of the team asked me if the light tower’s engine was running because he couldn’t hear it,” said Hassan.
The CPLT V15 LED also showed low operational costs and high light coverage. The LED unit provides savings of around 2,000 litres of fuel/2,000 hours of operation. “The LED offered 150 hours of continuous runtime compared to 57 hours provided by the metal halide model,” said Hassan. The CPLT V15 LED was shown to be capable of covering a 5,000m2 area while the metal halide model could only illuminate an area of up to 4,000m2. After the demonstration the contractor’s technical team decided to retain the LED demo unit and ordered 24 more light towers. Because of the harsh conditions that the light towers are likely to operate within, the CPLT V15 LED features a durable polyethylene canopy that protects vital internal components. The canopy features wide doors to allow easy maintenance access to the machine, including service components and drains. The light tower also has a frame that prevents any excess fluid escaping.
Even in demanding conditions, the CPLT V15 LED offers good safety on site due to its four heavy-duty stabilisers and level indicator. The light tower’s compact and lightweight design makes it easy to move. It can also be transported with the mast in the vertical position, allowing safer transportation and installation.