At World of Concrete in Las Vegas, NV, Wacker Neuson introduced a new light balloon provides a fast and easy lighting solution to keep job sites working in evening, night and low light conditions. The LBS 110M, is a portable light balloon unit that comes with a sturdy and secure tripod system which can be set up in minutes. The elliptical-shape lamp shade with its special reflective surface and the 1,000-Watt metal halide lamp offers a very bright, yet glare-free light.
Wacker Neuson has taken steps to create a light balloon that will remain sturdy and secure in a variety of conditions. The tripod is made from fiberglass and can be easily leveled with the help of the adjustable legs that allow for better flexibility when the unit is placed on uneven ground. The LBS 110M’s ballast slides into the bottom of the tripod and is positioned directly under the balloon. This provides for a compact design and lower center of gravity for greater stability with added weight to prevent the unit from swaying or tipping in the wind. The ballast has an on/off switch with thermal overload protection. The handle on the ballast serves as an integrated method to store the cable.
The balloon is very easy to set up and does not need to inflate, increasing the amount of uptime on a job site. The clamping mechanism makes it easy to stretch the balloon and lock into place so the balloon will not deflate. The bulb of the light balloon can be replaced without the use of any tools and locks into place, providing a durable solution during use and transport. The balloon also features a small lift eye at the top, allowing it to be hung from a hook for greater versatility where ever light is needed.
The LBS 110M is ideal for general job site illumination, road work (non-glare), indoor illumination of concrete pours and special event use. The diffused light from the balloon reduces shadows and contrast for bright, clear illumination without harsh glare. Wacker Neuson also offers the light balloon without a tripod and can be easily and quickly attached to asphalt pavers, scaffolding and other customer owned equipment using the equipment mount accessory.