CW Plant currently has a mix of the Tower Light VT1 and VB9 lighting sets in its hire fleet.
The VB9 has a 170-litre capacity fuel tank with a running time between refuelling of 340 hours, meaning that they need to be refuelled only on a monthly basis rather than weekly.
“We chose to invest in more VB9s as our customers are starting to ask for these sets by name,” said CW Plant’s Graham Pollard. “The VB9 has many environmental qualities, notwithstanding the fact that our clients can make savings on their fuel costs, when operating a VB9 instead of a traditional lighting tower.”
Tower Light says that the VB9 uses 72% less fuel than similar products, saving users £336 a month, because it has a smaller diesel engine that is combined with a series of electronics. This ensures the metal halide lighting output remains at HSE recommended levels, with an average light coverage of 3600sqm at 20 Lux.