3 Things To Consider When Renting Light Towers For Your Upcoming Construction Project

If your upcoming construction project requires that you work in the dark for whatever reason, you will need lighting to ensure that your crew can work efficiently and safely. Luckily, you don't have to buy light towers for the project because they're readily available for rent through a variety of companies out there. Here are a few things to consider when renting light towers for your next construction project.

Power Source 

Light towers can either be powered by the electric grid or a gas generator (typically diesel), so it's important to determine which option will work best on your construction site. Is electric power even available onsite? If not, you don't have much of a choice to begin with. If power is available, you must decide whether it's within reaching distance of where you need the light towers to be placed.

Also, make sure that you have enough power outlets to cover all your power needs while you and your crew at working throughout the night. If you have no choice but to utilize generator-powered lights or you simply decide to do so for whatever reason, you should think about how long you need the lights to stay on after dark each night. This way, you can figure out how much fuel you will need to keep your generator running while you work.

Machine Height and Weight

It is also a good idea to consider what weight and height the light towers you'll be renting should be. Weight is important because you need to make sure that your truck has the capacity to tow the lights, when necessary, even if just around the construction site. Height matters, because if the lights don't suspend in the sky high enough, they won't illuminate the construction site enough to keep everyone safe. The larger your site is, the higher the lights need to go. Talk to your rental rep about how much space you need to illuminate so they can help you figure out how many lights you need and what height they'll need to reach.

Illumination Options

Most light towers feature LED bulbs that may or may not be adjustable in various ways. Some light towers have fixed lighting, while others are movable so you can pivot them to illuminate certain spaces within your work area. Fixed lighting is sometimes less expensive to rent than pivoting lights, so consider whether you need the pivot action to get your work done before deciding which type of light towers to rent. You may determine that you need both types of lighting. 

For more info, contact a company like Redtail Equipment Rental.