Ingersoll Rand Utility Equipment – headquartered in Mocksville, US – has launched a new balloon light that complements the company’s light tower range, for construction site and other temporary lighting requirements.

“The new balloon light is a low capital investment product based on a practical ‘plug and light’ concept. Packaged in a small, easy-to-carry bag and weighing less than 10 kg, the balloon light can be installed in less than five minutes,” says a company spokesperson.
“The unit requires only a small 3.5 kVA generator for power and it can be mounted on virtually any piece of equipment, allowing it to move with the job in hand. An optional tripod is available for stand-alone installation,” he adds.
The balloon light is a low noise solution for site lighting on construction, roadwork and utility projects as well as at the scene of accidents, fires and other emergency situations. It is also intended for applications on industrial sites, airports and warehouses along with concerts and other leisure events.
“The strong, specially-coated outer nylon envelope of the balloon light offers excellent resistance to the effects of adverse weather and can withstand wind speeds of up to 80 km/h. The balloon light can still function even if the envelope is torn,” he points out.
The innovative technology in the unit includes a central array of four 500 W halogen lamps protected inside a strong, impact-resistant bowl. The lamps are standard, inexpensive products rated for 2,000 hours continuous illumination.
The 2,000 W of lamp power provides 300 lux of illumination immediately under the light. This diffuses around the light through a full 360 degrees and covers an area of 1,400 sq m. The system provides a homogeneous and uniform white light keeping shadows to a minimum and ensuring good visibility on sites. The balloon light has an anti-glare design, allowing site personnel to look directly at the light without being dazzled, thus increasing safety and productivity on site, he adds.