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Chicago Pneumatic receives landmark order for LED light towers in the Middle East

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16 May 2017

Chicago Pneumatic has secured a breakthrough sale of its tough and efficient LED light towers in Kuwait after its authorised distributor General Transportation & Equipment Company (GTE) placed an order for 25 CPLT V15 LED models. The light towers will provide crucial illumination for a time-sensitive oilfield construction project being carried out by local contractor M/s. Al-Yousifi Engineering & Construction Co. W.L.L.

GTE was originally asked to provide metal halide light towers by the contractor conducting the project. However, due to the time and cost-sensitive nature of the development, GTE advised them to consider more modern LED models because of the greater efficiencies they offer. As Ejazul Hassan, Equipment Sales Manager for GTE, explains “The CPLT V15 LED is highly efficient, making it ideal for projects requiring a large number of light towers. With this model, users can save on both fuel and maintenance costs. For instance, the LED’s lifespan is 30,000 hours, compared to 6,000 hours provided by a metal halide bulb. This means the CPLT V15 LED’s bulbs don’t need to be replaced for approximately 3 years.”

Chicago Pneumatic receives landmark order for LED light towers in the Middle East

To highlight the benefits of opting for LED, GTE carried out a live demonstration to compare a metal halide light tower and a CLPT V15 LED at its client’s premises. During this exercise, the contractor’s technical team observed the features of both units, from the quality of illumination and compactness of the machines to noise levels, among others. “When we were doing the demonstration, one of the members of the team asked me if the light tower’s engine was running because he genuinely couldn’t hear it. This is because it is very quiet, providing noise levels as low as 86 dBA (LwA),” remarks Ejazul Hassan.

Throughout the demonstration, the CPLT V15 LED also impressed the technical team with its low operational costs and light coverage. The former because the LED unit provides savings of around 2,000 litres of fuel per 2,000 hours of operation. “The LED offered 150 hours of continuous run time compared to 57 hours provided by the metal halide model. Therefore, the tank of the CPLT V15 LED will not need refuelling for approximately 20 days. This helps to increases productivity as it reduces downtimes,” says Ejazul Hassan. Regarding illumination, the CPLT V15 LED was shown to be capable of covering a 5,000 sq. m area while the metal halide model could only illuminate an area of up to 4,000 sq. m.

After the demonstration, the contractor’s technical team unanimously decided to retain the LED demo unit and raise a purchase order for 24 more light towers; with the first machines being delivered two months ago. “Our client is very happy because the light towers have exceeded their expectations. They were used to metal halides and now they appreciate the benefits of using LEDs. For example, being able to achieve instant illumination without any warm up or re-start time,” comments Ejazul Hassan.

This order represents the first sale of CPLT V15 LED light towers in the Middle East. Amjad Fallatah, Regional Product Manager for Chicago Pneumatic Construction Equipment in the Middle East says: “We would like to congratulate GTE for closing this deal and recognise their wonderful performance during recent months, in which they have set trends and increased the awareness of our portfolio in Kuwait. We are pleased to have them as partner because they are a strong company in the region and closely share our values and objectives.”

Because of the harsh conditions that the light towers are likely to operate within, the CPLT V15 LED features a Polyethylene canopy that protects vital internal components. This ensures peak performance and optimises the light tower’s lifespan and resale value. Not only is the canopy durable, it also features wide wing doors to allow easy maintenance access to the machine, including service components and drains. The light tower also has an environmentally friendly frame that prevents any excess fluid escaping.

Even in the most demanding conditions, the CPLT V15 LED enhances safety on site via its four heavy-duty stabilisers and level indicator. The light tower’s compact and lightweight design makes it easy to move to or around the work site. It can also be transported with the mast in the vertical position, allowing safer transportation and installation.

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