LED light towers are exposed to a wide range of harmful elements. At mining sites, roadsides and petrol processing facilities, this could include crippling winds, corrosive rain and rough handling during transportation.
Because of the way LED light masts are used at industrial sites, it is crucial to keep them maintained and in proper working condition. In most cases, this requires monitoring key parts in the portable lighting system.
Bulbs and Housings
Bulbs are usually the main component that gets the most attention, when it comes to light tower maintenance. But because LED units come with 50,000+ hours of operation, businesses do not have to prioritize such traditional requirements. It is important to consider that some LED bulbs cannot be replaced, forcing individuals to replace the entire fixture.
The light tower’s housing should also be cleaned after heavy use. Accumulation of oil and debris around the unit can reduce lighting efficiency. Moreover, heat from light towers may cause oily residue on the masts to burn at high temperatures. LEDs can reduce such risks, due to their low operating temperatures and decreased energy consumption.
Light Tower Engines
Some LED light towers are equipped with fuel-powered generators for portable use. These types of lighting systems need to be carefully maintained. Fluids need to be kept at standard levels and safety mechanisms, such as the automatic shutdown feature, should be periodically tested for reliability. To streamline this aspect of maintenance, operators may consider purchasing an LED light tower with an easily accessible engine, via side panels.
For businesses that want a cleaner alternative, a solar-powered LED light tower is recommended. This option does not require meticulous fluid maintenance. However, operators must monitor battery charging and operating times closely for optimized power cell performance. A charger controller can be applied to automate such needs.