Atlas Copco has introduced a new ultra-quiet, diesel-driven LED light tower for use in urban and residential areas.

Delivering operating noise levels as low as 55 dBA, the renewed version of the HiLight B5+ light tower is suited to provide illumination at events, temporary public lighting or enhanced visibility at construction sites located near residential areas.

 “This is the quietest diesel-powered light tower available on the market to date and represents a real game-changer in terms of noise emissions,” says Félix Gómez, a spokesperson for light towers from the Belgium-based Atlas Copco Power and Flow division.

Optimum lighting performance is provided via the HiLight B5+ light tower’s LED floodlights, which are capable of covering a 5,000-sq-m area at an average luminosity of 20 luxes.

The HiLight B5+ can be equipped with a new innovation for light towers called the SmartMast. The proprietary technology from Atlas Copco features intelligent in-built sensors that detect adverse environmental conditions, such as high winds, and will automatically lower the vertical mast when safety or stability is compromised. It is also programmed to alert end-users to potential obstacles and impacts. Furthermore, it provides stability assistance when installing the light tower; by flagging up irregular surfaces and floors to ensure safe siting.

The SmartMast utilises dimmable LED floodlights.