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Atlas Copco Canada offers solar solution to portable lighting


April 8, 2014 – MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Atlas Copco’s latest generation of QLTS Solar LED light towers not only are versatile and portable but also provide “green technology” as they run on solar-powered batteries.

Atlas Copco Canada - QLTS light tower

Atlas Copco’s latest generation of QLTS Solar LED light towers are versatile, portable and provide “green technology” as they run on solar-powered batteries. Charged during the day, the batteries last through the night.

These units significantly reduce environmental impact and operate silently, making them ideal for special events, residential construction, nature reserves or any application requiring light in a remote area. 

The solar operation of the QLTS light towers means low life cycle costs since they do not require fuel and have no engine or alternator to maintain. The QLTS does not emit any engine emissions or noise pollution, key for companies or governmental departments or agencies looking to embrace a more environmentally friendly solution to meet their lighting needs

The QLTS series comes standard with both manual and automatic photocell-operated lights. The automatic photocell turns the unit on or off depending on light conditions. Operators also have the ability to use individual lights, from one to eight, tailoring the amount of light generated to the needs of the application. These features save energy and reduce “light pollution" 

A motion detector option can add to equipment security in remote areas. The lights activate automatically and silently, surprising would-be thieves.

The highly efficient AGM batteries provide long -lasting, reliable power to the durable LED lights. With sufficient sunlight during the day, these towers can provide light for many night shifts without requiring a charge. If needed, an onboard charging system allows the QLTS to be plugged into a standard wall receptacle.

The QLTS light towers are also easy to operate, stable and extensively field tested, making them an efficient addition to any municipal, rental or construction fleet.

For further information please contact:

  • Michael Marion, Product & Business Development Manager, Portable Energy Division
    Atlas Copco Construction Equipment, Canada
    Telephone: 289-562-6046
  • Liz Martin, Public Relations Specialist
    Ellenbecker Communications, Inc.
    Telephone: 507-945-0103

Atlas Copco is a world-leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions. The Group serves customers with innovative compressors, vacuum solutions and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. Atlas Copco develops products and service focused on productivity, energy efficiency, safety and ergonomics. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 180 countries. In 2013, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 84 (BEUR 9.7) and more than 40 000 employees.

Atlas Copco’s Industrial Technique business areaprovides industrial power tools, assembly systems, quality assurance products, software and service through a global network. The business area innovates for sustainable productivity for customers in the automotive and aerospace industries, industrial manufacturing and maintenance, and in vehicle service. Principal product development and manufacturing units are located in Sweden, France and Japan.

Portable Energy is a division within Atlas Copco’s Construction Technique business area. It develops, manufactures and markets portable compressors, high pressure boosters and generators for portable power worldwide. Products are offered under several brands to a wide range of industries including construction, mining, oil and gas, and rental. The divisional headquarters and main development center are located in Antwerp, Belgium. Production facilities are located around the world, mainly Belgium, USA, India, Brazil and China.