said Rob Bresnahan with Larson Electronics.
Kemp, TX (Vocus) October 29, 2009
Larson Electronics’ magnalight.com introduced the SPG366A-400 400 watt solar powered generator. Configured like a traditional trailer style diesel generator, the wheeled base includes a trailer hitch, rubber torsion axle and pneumatic compressor. The compressor is used to elevate the light mast which can hold several of high powered LED lights, including the 7200 lumen LED10W-9S LED light or the 14,400 lumen LEDLB-80X2 LED light. An internal jack system levels the solar power generator system once in place. The armored housing encapsulates a 15 foot pneumatic mast, compressor and two gel pack batteries that can support 366 amps for 20 hours. This solar powered generator does not produce the noise, fumes or maintenance issues associated with diesel generators, which makes it an efficient alternative for temporary power distribution for events, work sites and remote area applications.
While the solar power generator is certainly ‘green’ and qualifies for tax credit at the federal and state level, in real world applications it is just a simpler power solution,” said Rob Bresnahan with Larson Electronics. “Diesel power generators are common sources of power for light towers. However, they are noisy and generate fumes. Most importantly, diesel generators require a diesel mechanic at some point. Depending on the location of the generator, that skill set is not always available. The solar power generator is limited to low voltage applications, however, with the advances in LED technology, we offer some very close alternatives to the traditional metal halide light towers. We offer metal halide light towers as well, so we can compare them on site. Our larger LED lights, like the LEDLB80X2 with 14,400 lumens produces comparable lighting. Our LEDLB-100x2, with 18,000 lumens is also a good alternative also. Without noise of fumes, the LED generator and light tower configuration can be placed right next to the people that need the light. Whether it is an entertainment event or roadside work application, the LED light and solar power generator can really close the gap on the diesel powered metal halide towers, based on distance alone. Finally, we are dealing with low voltage, not high voltage. This is more conducive to wet area applications and the general public. While everyone needs to be careful with current, coming into contact with low voltage will not cause the serious injury and death associate with higher voltage power in the event of a line cut, etc. We are generating, storing and producing the same voltage used in cars, military vehicles and low voltage outdoor lighting."