Prolectric launches reliable year round Mobile Solar Lighting
Solar lighting specialist manufacturer Prolectric has launched its ProLight and ProTemp temporary solar lighting for construction, highways and infrastructure projects. With no noise, no fuel and no emissions, they represent a step-change opportunity for contractors in the battle to reduce carbon and improve air quality.
The smart, clean, cost-effective and easy-to-use technology has already been in operation with main contractors on major construction projects, including Hinkley Point, HS2, Smart Motorway and A14 as well as units on a number of major UK airports. Further endorsement has come though the inclusion of the ProLight in the May 2017 Speedy Hire catalogue, in which it is heavily promoted.
The lighting is a revolutionary because it can operate reliably even in winter conditions and when daylight hours are limited. The ProLight ProLight’s high-power capacity means that even on winter days with 16 hours of darkness, the unit operates consistently and reliably. It comprises a specially-developed trailer-mounted unit with heavy-duty, deep-cycle batteries, an array of four or three high powered solar panels, a 7.5m telescopic mast and four LED lights a minimum Lux level of 20 and 10,000 to 40,000 lumens output.
The Prolectric ProLight’s digital remote monitoring and control function enables on/off settings to be adjusted to suit the light conditions. With the data collected, the light’s performance and carbon emissions can be measured, tracked and reported, either by contractors themselves or by Prolectric’s monitoring service.
Prolectric ProTemp is a smaller standalone unit mounted on a concrete base with the LED luminaire located at a height of 3m or 5m from ground level. A choice of 10w or 20w LED lights is available, with an output of up to 3,000 lumens.
Prolectric is a Somerset-based SME that was the first company to introduce permanent solar-only street lights to the UK market in 2011. Prolectric directors Chris Williams and Tim Brooks decided to apply their expert knowledge to developing a zero-carbon, low-cost temporary solar light as an alternative to diesel and introduced the technology early in 2017. The Prolectric ProLight won a 2017 Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice.
Chris Williams, said: “Interest in the ProLight from the construction industry has been phenomenal. Contractors can hire or purchase the lights and seem to really like the fact that it is a ‘fit and forget’ asset without the dirty job of refuelling that leaves staff free to be deployed to other duties.
“Because it makes no noise and does not emit any fumes, solar lighting towers are particularly useful on projects in urban environments or close to residential areas. For larger construction projects we can provide hard data for contractor’s environmental teams to demonstrate how much the solar lighting has contributed to carbon reduction, compared to using more conventional diesel or hybrid alternatives.”