Tips for Construction Site Lighting

Tips for Construction Site Lighting

In the construction business, visibility and safety go hand-in-hand. Knowing how to keep construction sites bright and safe is paramount for nighttime operations and work in poor lighting conditions. Proper lighting can also provide valuable security benefits, as the illumination deters thieves who target unoccupied job sites at night.

The Cat® Rental Store in your area offers a huge selection of high-quality light towers for rent that's ideal for remote job sites, roadwork, special events and any other illumination need. We carry portable light towers and power generation equipment from Caterpillar and other leading manufacturers at competitive daily, weekly, monthly and long-term rates. And with our reliable service, you'll never have to worry about your lighting rentals leaving you in the dark.

Safety Tips for Light Towers

Besides offering the best lighting for construction sites, we'll provide the expertise to help you use the equipment properly. Consider the following tips to ensure the safe operation of your light tower rentals:

  • Assess your lighting needs: No two job sites are alike, and each will have different lighting demands. Lighting that's too bright or dim can pose a safety and security hazard. Use an accurate chart as a guide when you're determining how many foot-candles you need at your site, and choose lighting equipment that will match those requirements.
  • Position towers correctly: Place the towers on flat, firm ground and away from overhead obstacles like power lines and trees. Make sure the direction in which the light shines won't impact the visibility of passing motorists. Tilting the lighting fixtures on the tower at a slight downward angle will minimize the risk to passersby and provide better illumination for workers at the site.
  • Ground them: Ground the units whenever possible to minimize electrical safety hazards. Disconnect the battery cables before working on the engine.
  • Avoid using them indoors: Many portable light towers (and generators) have engines that run on diesel fuel. Operating them indoors or in an unventilated environment increases workers' exposure to toxic exhaust fumes.
  • Refuel: For diesel-powered models, make sure the engine is turned off before filling the tank.

Why Choose Us for Lighting Tower Rentals?

The Cat Rental Store offers late-model lighting towers that receive regular maintenance and undergo a thorough inspection to ensure they're safe and ready to use. We'll help you select the right products that will meet your unique nighttime job site requirements. We'll also provide timely on-site maintenance and repair services.

Our team will work with you to set up a flexible rental agreement that fits your usage and budgetary requirements, and we can even train your workers to make sure they can operate the equipment efficiently and safely.

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Please browse our current equipment inventory and make your selection today. If you need help or would like more tips for construction lighting, give us a call at 1-800-RENT-CAT. Feel free to contact us online to get a quick quote. Rent what you're looking for from the professionals who do whatever it takes.

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