High output lighting in remote work sites has traditionally relied on power generators and bulky cords. A new portable, battery-powered tower light/charger from Milwaukee Tool offers a better solution. Product Manager Chris Parker explains.
Milwaukee Tool is cutting the cord on industrial job site lighting, with the new MX FUEL™ Tower Light/Charger (MXFTL-0). This portable, high-output battery-powered light was designed to withstand the harshest job site conditions. As part of the revolutionary MX FUEL Equipment System, the MX FUEL Tower Light/Charger was engineered by Milwaukee Tool specifically to solve safety, power and performance challenges for the world’s most demanding trades.
“For years, high output area lighting options have been tethered to a cord or powered by a diesel or petrol engine. Users have to spend time setting up generators in remote applications and are dealing with lighting that is difficult to move around the job site,” says Chris Parker, Product Manager for Milwaukee Tool Australia and New Zealand.
The MX FUEL Tower Light/Charger has four multi-directional LED light heads that can cast up to 20,000 lumens of task and area lighting when equipped with an MX FUEL REDLITHIUM™ XC406 battery (MXFXC406). It also gives users the option to plug in to AC power, if available, to output up to 27,000 lumens. The four adjustable light heads can be manoeuvred into multiple orientations so that light can be directed to wherever it’s needed.
“We’ve integrated the MX FUEL Charger into the light that acts as an MX FUEL battery charger—a great added functionality on site,” says Parker.
Powered by Milwaukee Tool REDLITHIUM high output batteries, the MX FUEL Tower Light/Charger is a strong alternative to corded or petrol- and diesel-powered lights. By offering high output with DC power, the MX FUEL Tower Light/Charger eliminates the danger and frustrations of needing to make electrical connections in wet or flammable environments. Battery power means fewer trip hazards on site and reduced worries about cutting or splitting cords which can lead to electric shock.
“Not only are we bringing cordless technology into a space where it’s relatively unavailable, but we are solving the problems of portability and stability in these environments as well,” Parker adds.
The Tower Light/Charger features four outriggers that can be effortlessly deployed for levelling on uneven terrains. Provision of eight-inch (20-centimetre) rubber wheels make it easy to move across uneven ground. This telescopic tower light can be set up in seconds and is able to be extended to a maximum height of three metres with a motorised mast. It can then collapse back down for transportation and storage, with easy carry points for a two-man lift –a better option than large tow-behind lights that are difficult to store and position around a site.
The MX FUEL Tower Light/Charger is equipped with ONE-KEY™, allowing users to track, manage, and customise the light. Users can customise the Tower Light settings based on application, optimise brightness and run time (when using DC power), program automatic scheduling (when using AC power) and control the light remotely from up to 30 metres away. If the Tower Light/Charger is ever lost or stolen, users can prevent tampering with remote lockout capability.
A cost effective solution
According to Parker, Milwaukee Tool engineered the MX FUEL Equipment System to revolutionise the light equipment market.
“The MX FUEL equipment range, including the Tower Light/Charger delivers the performance, runtime and durability demanded by industrial trades without the hazards associated with noise, vibration, the frustrations of petrol maintenance and zero emissions. Users can work indoors, in trenches and in tunnels, without petrol headaches and without the risk of deadly carbon monoxide poisoning. It reduces diesel and petrol management costs and improves job site safety,” he explains.
“By investing in the MX FUEL Tower Light/Charger you can save money on the recurring costs of renting industrial lights for projects. It’s also cost effective as all MX FUEL batteries fit all MX FUEL equipment. These batteries can be used across any product in the MX FUEL range,” he adds.
The MX FUEL Tower Light/Charger will assist users across a variety of jobs, from night works on suburban rail lines roads as well as major infrastructure maintenance in occupied areas. While deployed, the light can withstand winds up to 56 kilometres-per-hour. It’s as effective outdoors and above ground as it is indoors or underground, adaptable to suit the toughest conditions and applications whether in construction, plumbing and electrical, or industrial work.
With their focus on the user and their investment in game-changing technology, the MX FUEL Tower Light/Charger is the latest lighting solution from Milwaukee Tool that can adapt, perform and survive the demands of professional use. The company is dedicated to delivering trade solutions that help users run efficient, safe and of course, well-lit operations.
This article was originally published in the September edition of our magazine. To read the magazine, click here.
To find out more or to request a demonstration with an MX FUEL™ Specialist, visit: https://www.milwaukeetool.com.au/system/mxfuel/