Two inflatable lights – which distributor Air & Ground says are portable, quick to deploy and suitable for use on construction sites – are now available in the UK.
The two units, the PIL1000 and the NiteLite, are fitted with 1,000 W and 250 W halide lights respectively to produce 95,000 and 26,000 lumens. The bigger unit weighs 25 kg, thereby still being portable. It has a footprint of 685 mm by 635 mm with an un-inflated height of 685 mm, so it will fit into the back of most cars.
Air & Ground says that once connected to a power supply it takes the PIL1000 about 30 seconds to inflate the tower to its full 4.6 m height before the light can be switched on.
The tower then acts as a prism to provide 360 degree lighting and within a couple of minutes the unit produces enough light to illuminate an area of 10,000 sq m. Once erected the unit, can withstands winds of 35 mph, or 50 mph when the guy ropes are used.
The smaller NiteLite weighs 13 kg has a 2.7 m-high tower and costs £1,795 excluding VAT. It illuminates an area of almost 600 sq m and with guy ropes deployed it can withstand winds up to 25 mph.