In outdoor locations, light installation options are limited. Construction sites, road repair projects and open-field work are examples of locations and activities that lack flat surfaces and walls for mounting. For deploying lights in the area, such challenges are addressed using portable led light towers. The units, which can reach heights up to 7 feet, are equipped with a sturdy base, allowing the LED lamps to stand on their own without reliance on flat surfaces, ceilings or walls.
Round Base, Turtle Base
Operators have several options for the base component of their LED light tower. Two common options include: turtle base and round base. Out of the two mounting methods, a turtle base is considered to be more sturdy. This type of foundation consists of C-legs (curving downwards), which add height to the structure and offers space-saving benefits, when compared to a traditional tripod.
On the other hand, a round base consists of a flat, circular component. This type of mounting base is not typically used for LED light towers. Instead, a round base is applicable to residential lamps, as well as poles with magnetic mount bases. The reason a round base is not recommended for outdoor, rugged locations is due to instability. Strong winds could easily knock down the lighting system.
A tripod base is one of the most preferred foundational structures for portable LED light towers. An operator can easily deploy outdoor fixtures, due to its 3-leg feature. A fixture that incorporates a tripod base does not require a flat surface for stability. Each leg can stand on tilted ground and the structure will remain upright.
For ease of storage, an LED light mast with a tripod foundation may come with foldable features. Additionally, two wheels can be installed at the bottom to facilitate mobility around the outdoor work site.