Ritelite Systems offers new quad pod K65 mobile lighting towers with safety, performance and mobility features. The company's new beam control technology gathers the maximum light emitted from the LEDs (measured in lumens) and enables the user to optimize the light projected onto the work site (measured in lux) to suit his/her specific application. This results in the maximum possible useful light reaching the working area and minimizing the wasted light (light which is projected outside of the working area).
Compared to the Ritelite K65 beam control, typical lighting tower designs project a much smaller percentage of useful light onto the work area; therefore, generating a much higher level of wasted light and light pollution. This also means a lot of energy is unnecessarily wasted.
The new Ritelite K65 beam control lighting towers reduce wasted light, energy and light pollution by up to 70% compared to typical lighting tower designs. Beam control also optimizes the uniformity of illumination, eliminating bright and dark areas which can cause visual safety hazards for workers when moving around the work site.
Specially designed optics enable the LED modules to be aligned almost parallel to the ground instead of pointing directly in the worker’s line of sight. This helps prevent accidents on the construction site due to distraction from light glare.
The beam control LED light heads are driven by remote and dimmable LED drivers mounted at the base of the light mast. Compared to typical lighting towers with drivers mounted on the light heads, the weight at the top of the mast is greatly reduced. In addition, the new low profile light heads present a smaller surface area in windy conditions. These features result in a lower center of gravity and stability in windy or adverse weather conditions.
Rapid deployment light heads enable adjustment for optimum illumination according to the requirements of each work site. A new stepless dimming function is also included, providing the user with additional control over illumination.
The Ritelite beam control system, delivers the following output levels:
- 180° directional illumination = 20 lux average over 6868m2
- 360° illumination = 20 lux average over 6724m2
The vertical surface illumination mode is designed to provide uniform illumination when working on the exterior walls of buildings or vertical structures. The new Ritelite K65 beam control lighting towers also feature several safety functions designed to help protect both the user and the equipment during use. These include:
- A safety interlock between the mast and stability legs helps prevent raising of the mast until all legs are correctly deployed. This also prevents a leg from being raised until the mast is fully retracted.
- Double load security on each mast section with twin wire ropes and automatic double locking pins always securing the mast during deployment or operation.
- An automatic slack rope detection system helps protect the winch rope from damage, increasing service life and reliability.
Due to its parallel mast system, low center of gravity and low-pressure tires, the K65 beam control quad pod towers can be moved and deployed on soft grass and uneven terrain.