6 Key Benefits of Using Solar Lighting Towers Within Construction & Building Sites


Post Written by Neil Jones

Construction sites can be notoriously difficult to navigate, especially when it comes to ensuring the safety and security of workers.

One of the key challenges on these sites is providing adequate lighting to enable workers to carry out their duties safely, even in the darkest and most remote areas of the site. During the winter months, construction sites continue to be operational, even in low-light conditions, which poses a multitude of health and safety risks for workers.

While traditional lighting options such as generators and floodlights have long been used to lessen health and safety issues, more and more construction companies are now turning to solar lighting towers as a more efficient and sustainable solution.

Solar Lighting Towers

Solar lighting towers are highly effective in mitigating health and safety issues for construction workers.

Though this is a key benefit of having solar lighting towers present on any construction site, there are also other benefits that can make them an asset to your development too. These include:

1. Cost-Saving

One of the most significant advantages of using solar lighting towers is that they are highly cost-effective over the long term.

While the initial investment in solar technology can be higher than traditional lighting options, solar lighting towers require minimal maintenance, have no fuel costs, and can be operated remotely, making them much more efficient and cost-effective.

Solar lighting towers can also be hired, removing the cost of the initial lighting outlay.

Furthermore, the solar panels can continue to generate power even during power outages, which can help to avoid costly downtime and delays.

2. Reduced Environmental Impact

Solar lighting towers are powered by clean and renewable energy sources, which makes them an eco-friendly alternative to traditional lighting options.

By reducing reliance on fossil fuels, these towers can help to minimise the environmental impact of construction sites, which is especially important given the significant carbon footprint of the industry.

With the increasing focus on sustainability and reducing carbon emissions, using solar lighting towers is an excellent way for construction companies to demonstrate their commitment to environmental responsibility.

3. Flexible Site Lighting

Bright lighting is always seen as desirable when investing in lighting for construction sites, however it is not always necessary.

Whilst maximum brightness is beneficial for nighttime working, bright lighting throughout all hours of the day is not always needed, especially in built-up and residential areas where excessive light may disturb local tenants.

As a solution to this problem, modern solar lighting towers such as the ProLight solar lighting tower is designed with flexible light settings. These settings can be adjusted remotely to suit the current light conditions without the need to attend the light on-site.

4. Increased Mobility

Traditional construction site lighting options such as generators and floodlights are often bulky and difficult to move, making them unsuitable for use in remote or hard-to-reach areas.

Solar lighting towers, on the other hand, are highly portable and can be easily transported from one location to another as needed. This makes them an excellent choice for construction sites with changing needs or for projects that require lighting in multiple areas.

5. Low Noise Pollution

As well as providing flexible lighting options to limit visual disturbance, solar lighting towers provide little to no noise pollution.

This makes solar lighting towers the perfect choice for projects located in residential areas, or projects that are predominately worked on at night.

6. Wide Range of Applications

As mentioned, solar lighting towers provide an abundance of benefits for the construction industry, however they can also be useful within many other industries too. These industries include:

  • Highway maintenance
  • The rail industry
  • Mining
  • Demolition
  • Agriculture
  • The events sector

Contact Us For All Your Solar Lighting Tower Needs

At SmartWatch Solutions, our solar lighting towers can be leased out to you on a project-to-project basis, meaning you only invest for the time you need our solar lighting towers for.

If you would like to know about the solar lighting towers we offer, or have any questions regarding their many benefits, please call us on 0344 576 0221, or email us at info@smartwatchsolutions.co.uk. A member of our team will be happy to help!


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