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Atlas Copco introduce the HiLight Z3+

HiLight Z3+ lighting tower

New battery-powered LED lighting tower from Atlas Copco offers zero noise and emissions

ATLAS Copco have introduced its first-ever battery-powered LED lighting tower. Offering run times of up to 32 hours, an extended lifespan, minimal maintenance and low operational costs, the compact HiLight Z3+ is powered by lithium-ion batteries and provides enhanced illumination, zero noise during operation and no engine emissions.

Félix Gómez, product marketing manager for lighting towers with Atlas Copco’s Power and Flow division, commented: ‘This launch represents a major leap forward in terms of what is achievable with a battery-powered lighting tower.

‘Before selecting the battery type, we undertook extensive R&D to ensure we would provide our customers with the best-in-class performance they expect – not just in terms of running hours, but also reliability, ease of use and total cost of ownership.

‘The end result is the HiLight Z3+, which offers a yearly reduction of 1 tonne of CO2 emissions and diesel savings of more than 1,000 litres.’

The enhanced performance of the HiLight Z3+ light tower stems from its use of lithium-ion battery technology. In comparison with lead-acid and gel battery types, it offers up to 20% more depth of discharge (DoD), three times more energy density and a lifetime of 6,000 cycles; equivalent to six times more than alternative technologies.

Furthermore, the lighting tower’s charging time, directly from auxiliary, grid or portable generator supply units, is just 6 hours for the standard Z3+ unit.

The HiLight Z3+ features a high-luminosity lamp assembly that consists of four 160W LEDs with a life expectancy of 50,000 hours. Combined with specially designed directional glass optics, the floodlights provide optimal light distribution over a 3,000 sq metre illumination area.

The LED lighting units are supported by a hydraulically elevated vertical mast, certified wind-stable up to 80km/h, with a maximum operating height of 8m.

Capable of operating within a temperature range of –20 to +50C, the Z3+ has been designed with portability and transportation efficiency in mind. The compact dimensions of the lighting tower, which measures 1,160mm x 1,160mm x 2,500mm, allow up to 22 units to be accommodated on a 13m truck. All-weather protection is provided by a galvanized steel canopy and powder-coated paintwork.

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