Work safety starts with adequate lighting, especially for on-site projects that involve construction, road repair, demolition, mining, movie production and remote rescue operation. A common trend that caters to this need is the installation of industrial light towers. Then mobile Lighting Tower is an important equipment for outdoor projects at night.
The mobile Lighting Tower entails the use of several high-powered lamps that are attached to a sturdy mast for support. Metal halide lights and LED lights are two very different lighting options which are installed in mobile light tower. This article expounds on a range of competitive criteria, including energy-saving properties, power usage benefits, heat dissipation and long-term maintenance of LED Lights & Metal halide lights.
Conssin brings decades of firsthand experience in working closely with light tower products. We cater to the needs of customers by providing customized industrial lighting solutions for various industry-specific projects.
This paper displays the advantages for LED Lights compared with Metal Halide Lights.
Metal halide lights typically last up to 6,000 hours, but given how fragile they are and how heat affects the bulb, their life expectancy is usually much lower depending on how the light tower is treated.
A LED light will last well above 10,000 hours at its full light output, reaching up to a 50,000-hour lifespan, while metal halide bulbs will lose a large percent of their light output within the same timeframe.
Just like a house with LEDs versus a house with standard bulbs, the LEDs are going to provide a much more energy efficient solution. With light towers, a significantly lower energy usage greatly impacts fuel consumption. Conssin’s LED heavy-duty light for light tower will be able to run for 150 hours without a need to refuel,while metal halide lights can not do it. Compared to metal halide products, LED lights offer up to 40 percent in fuel savings.
One of the biggest disadvantages of metal halide lamps is the waiting period to full light output. Typically, the warm up process takes 5-15 minutes to achieve 90 percent output. At full output, the lamp cannot be toggled instantly. The fixture must be cooled down considerably before toggling, or the lamp will not restart. Restrike times usually take around 15 minutes or longer, depending on the type of lamp.On the other hand, an LED can be flipped on and off like the light switch in a house.
LED lights offer low maintenance, energy-saving features and durable design, making them more advantageous for high risk, large-scale operations, compared to metal halide lights. Such units are versatile in meeting the demands of various fast-moving sectors, such as construction, oil and gas, military, sporting events and security. Added flexibility when using LED lights provide safety for workers on the jobsite.
Although the LED products cost more initially than metal halide lights, the extensive lifespan and the unit’s ability to withstand rough treatment, makes the option superiorly cost-effective in the long term.