Speedy partners with Generac on eco lighting
By Belinda Smart25 September 2021
Construction equipment rental company Speedy has launched what it describes as the industry’s first plug-in hybrid outdoor lighting tower through an exclusive partnership with Generac.
Known as Speedy V20 Eco Hybrid units, a total 200 of the new products have been added to Speedy’s lighting range.
Described as “four-in-one units” the lights can run directly from the mains, an internal battery, a solar panel hired separately, or on green HVO D+ (hydrotreated vegetable oil) fuel.
They can operate automatically in reaction to changing light levels. An external battery pack can power the towers for up to five days at 10 hours per day.
The lights are part of a £6.3m investment that also includes 225 new MX Fuel Lighting Towers, 200 X-Eco Lighting Towers, 100 VB9+ Lighting Towers and 100 solar powered lights to its fleet for contractors to hire across the UK.
The 825 new towers from Generac, Trime and Milwaukee will help construction, infrastructure engineering and events contractors to reduce carbon emissions through electric-only operation, while offering users options which run on diesel HVO D+ if projects require.
Many of the towers will be used to support major rail development projects across the country, with a large quantity already earmarked for HS2 delivery partners.
Andy Connor, group supply chain director at Speedy, said:
“The new, sustainable products will enable contractors to reduce carbon footprints across their projects. Working closely with Generac on the launch of the Speedy V20 Eco Hybrid towers is an excellent example of how we’re using our intermediary position in the construction supply chain to introduce new, transformative technology to the market.
“The investment represents a significant expansion of our fleet, giving contractors greater access to high-performance and versatile lighting that’s capable of meeting the varied demands of live sites.”
“By calling on Speedy’s contractor relationships and industry expertise, we’ve designed a new lighting tower that effectively meets both the day-to-day needs of site workers, and the overarching sustainability requirements of the industry.”