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|Lind Equipment President awarded Canada's 2018 Clean50 for LED Jobsite success|
Lind Equipment is proud to announce that its President, Mr. Brian Astl, is the recipient of Canada’s 2018 Clean50 award for his work in driving the success of Lind Equipment’s proprietary LED Jobsite system of LED lights for the construction industry.
Brian has been the leader of the LED Jobsite system since its founding in 2015. His leadership and vision has created a product that is changing the face of construction site lighting. To date, the LED Jobsite system has empowered contractors across Canada and the US to save over 58M kWh of electricity, 32,000 kg of waste, and 41,000 metric tons of CO2E. Additionally, the LED Jobsite system has saved countless hours of labor and dollars of materials.
The proprietary LED Jobsite system provides all temporary lighting for a construction site, from portable area lighting to room lighting to crane lighting. The high-efficiency LED lights are easy to install, maintain and move as the project evolves over time. When compared to traditional bulb-based lighting, the LED Jobsite can reduce electricity consumption by up to 90%. In addition, the LED Jobsite lights are robust enough to be used again and again, which is in strong contrast to traditional bulb-based lighting which is generally thrown out at the end of a single project.
“Canada’s Clean50 Awards are announced annually by Delta Management Group and the Clean50 organization to recognize those 50 individuals or small teams, from 16 different categories, who have done the most to advance the cause of sustainability and clean capitalism in Canada over the past 2 years,” said Gavin Pitchford, CEO, Delta Management Group.
“In the face of an industry historically resistant to the adoption of new technology, Brian has been changing the paradigm of construction site lighting by demonstrating the tangible cost and environmental benefits of a jobsite lit by LEDs,” continued Gavin Pitchford, CEO, Delta Management Group. “Brian’s LED Jobsite system is a rare product that pays back for the developer, the general contractor and the electrician on the first project, and for every subsequent project.”
“I’m honoured to be a part of this great group of Clean50 award winners,” said Brian Astl. “For me, the Clean50 award is even further validation that the LED Jobsite is a system that all contractors can benefit from to save money, time, and the environment. To achieve what we have, from a standing start only two years ago, is a great accomplishment and couldn’t have been done without the entire Lind Equipment team.”
About Delta Management Group / Canada’s Clean50:
Leading sustainability and clean tech search firm Delta Management Group in 2011 founded, and remains the steward of the Canada’s Clean50 awards, created to annually identify, recognize and connect 50 sustainability leaders from every sector of Canadian endeavor, in order to facilitate understanding, collaboration and innovation in the fight to keep climate change impacts below 1.5 degrees. Ancillary awards also recognize 10 Emerging Leaders and the Top 20 Sustainability Projects of the year.
The Clean50 can be see at www.clean50.com
|Lind Equipment launches Beacon LED Tower|
Lind Equipment is proud to announce the launch of its new Beacon LED Tower, the first light tower to be built by a lighting company, not a generator company.
The Beacon LED Tower is a high-output, man-portable light tower that can run on external electrical power or a user-supplied on-board small generator/inverter. It brings a large set of benefits to those needing remote or large area lighting, and at half the cost of traditional metal halide generator light towers.
The Beacon LED Tower uses state-of-the-art Lind Equipment large area LED floodlights that provide more mean light output than traditional metal halide bulbs, but use 80% less power. These lights are warrantied for three years and rated for over 50,000 hours, meaning customers will never have to change a bulb again.
The small power draw of the ultra-efficient LED lights means that there is no need for a large engine or generator in the Beacon LED Tower. As such, Lind Equipment designed it to be truly man-portable. Weighing just over 200 pounds, the Beacon LED Tower can be moved around a jobsite by one person, and lifted by a couple. Two Beacon LED Towers will fit in the back of a standard-sized pick-up truck, and it is small enough to fit through a doorway.
Also, the small power draw means that the Beacon LED Tower doesn’t require much electricity to operate. Two of the LE980LED-T4 (four light head) Beacon LED Towers can be run off a single 15A circuit and require only 800W of power. If power is not available, a user-supplied small suitcase generator can sit safely inside the lockable ventilated housing and have plenty of excess energy for other uses. Beacon LED Towers come with an outlet for daisy-chaining multiple units together.
The Beacon LED Tower comes standard with an external fuel tank (inside the housing), which supplements the run time of a suitcase generator to about 45 hours. Whether running off external power or a suitcase generator, the Beacon LED Tower is whisper-quiet, perfect for urban construction or events.
“We are incredibly excited to launch this game-changer in the light tower industry,” said Brian Astl, President of Lind Equipment, “The Beacon LED Tower provides the same useable light, run-time, and durability of traditional metal halide light towers, but with so much more. And all at a price point half of what the industry is used to paying.”
|Lind Equipment launches LED temporary high bay light|
Lind Equipment proudly introduces the newest addition to its Beacon Light line of portable LED floodlights, the LE-HB150LED LED temporary high bay light. An integral part of the LED Jobsite suite of temporary site lighting for construction sites, the Beacon LED temporary high bay light drives huge electricity, labor and material savings for general contractors and electricians.
Temporary high bay lights are used in construction sites to light up large areas from heights greater than 15’. For retail stores, lobbies, and any area with a higher than normal ceiling height, the temporary high bay has been a staple of construction sites for many years. The Lind LE-HB150LED changes the equation by providing a more efficient and cost-effective solution than traditional bulb-based high bay lights.
With the use of high-efficiency LEDs, the LE-HB150LED puts out the same amount of usable light as a 400W metal halide high bay, but with only 150W of energy usage. This reduction in electricity usage alone can pay for the light on the first project. And unlike traditional bulb-based high bays, the Lind Equipment LED temporary high bay is built durable enough to be used again and again from project to project.
For general contractors and electricians, the savings from using the LE-HB150LED also come from a reduction in installation and maintenance activities. The LE-HB150LED comes out of the box with a daisy-chain outlet, allowing quick installation of multiple lights on one circuit without having to run dedicated cords. Because of its low energy draw, the LE-HB150LED can be daisy-chained up to nine units on a single 15A circuit. In addition, because there are no bulbs to break or burn out, there is virtually no maintenance needed once the lights are hung.
The LE-HB150LED has a multitude of benefits over the traditional bulb-based high bays. In addition to the ones already listed, the LE-HB150LED will instantly start and restart in all weather conditions and doesn’t require a ‘warm-up’ period like bulb-based high bays. It also does not generate dangerous heat like the metal halide bulb-based high bays.
“We are excited to bring to add the LED temporary high bay light to the LED Jobsite suite of products,” said Brian Astl, President of Lind Equipment “Lind Equipment can now outfit an entire construction site with any kind of temporary LED lighting, driving massive cost savings for general contractors, owners, and electricians.”
Click here to learn more about the LE-HB150LED temporary LED high bay.
|Lind Equipment releases battery-operated version of the Beacon360 portable LED area light|
Lind Equipment proudly introduces the newest addition to its Beacon Light line of portable LED floodlights, the rechargeable battery operated Beacon360. Based on the widely popular corded, patented Beacon360 light, the LE360LEDC rechargeable version brings all of the benefits of the corded Beacon360, but with the increased versatility of battery-powered operation.
With the use of high-efficiency LEDs, the rechargeable Beacon360 puts out 6,000 lumens with only 45W of power. This means unparalleled battery life (up to 25 hours) and quick recharge time (4 hours). The rechargeable Beacon360 is designed to provide crisp white light (4500K) that is easy on the eyes and allows workers to perform detailed tasks without strain. It is perfect for police, fire and emergency services work as it can be brought into areas that used to require generator-fed power such as salvage, clean-out operations or remote roadside activities. It is also used extensively in general industry, providing wide area light into areas without power, such as construction sites, plant shut-downs, and outdoor work.
The rechargeable Beacon360 is made from durable cast aluminum and uses polycarbonate lenses. With no moving parts, no bulbs and a robust housing, the rechargeable Beacon360 can take a significant amount of abuse while continuing to perform every time. The super-bright LEDs will last for 50,000 hours and start/re-start instantly, removing costly downtime associated with bulb-based lights.
The rechargeable Beacon360 is unparalleled in its flexibility. At only 12” in length, 6.5” in diameter, and 9lbs in weight, the rechargeable Beacon360 can be carried, hung and mounted in a wide variety of ways. The rechargeable Beacon360 is offered as a light head only (LE360LEDC), with an aluminum floor stand (LE360LEDC-FS), 4-8’ tripod (LE360LEDC-TR), magnetic mount (LE360LEDC-MAG), or a scaffold clamp (LE360LEDC-CLAMP). Each rechargeable Beacon360 also comes with a ceiling mount included to hang it upside-down.
“We are excited to bring to market the most advanced, light-weight and versatile battery-operated LED area light,” said Brian Astl, President of Lind Equipment “The rechargeable Beacon360 outperforms any other battery operated LED area light, all while weighing less and costing a fraction of the existing lights on the market.”
Click here to learn more about the battery-operated Beacon360.
|Lind Equipment releases the ultimate 360° portable LED area light|
|Lind Equipment proudly introduces the newest addition to its Beacon Light line of portable LED floodlights, the Beacon360. The Beacon360 is a 120W LED area light that has a 360° beam for illuminating an entire room or outdoor work area at once. The Beacon360 can light up over 50’ in each direction and is weatherproof for outdoor use. The innovative patent pending design of the Beacon360 generates very little heat, never requires a bulb change and uses 70% less energy than traditional lighting options.
The Beacon360 is unparalleled in its flexibility. At only 14” in length, 6” in diameter, and 10lbs in weight, the Beacon360 can be carried, hung and mounted in a wide variety of ways. The Beacon360 is offered as a light head only (LE360LED), with an aluminum floor stand (LE360LED-FS), 4-8’ tripod (LE360LED-TR), magnetic mount (LE360LED-MAG), or a scaffold clamp (LE360LED-CLAMP). Each Beacon360 also comes with a ceiling mount included to hang it upside-down as a temporary high-bay type light.
“We are proud to introduce today the most innovative LED area light on the market,” said Brian Astl, President of Lind Equipment “The Beacon360’s bright 360° beam, maintenance-free performance and cost-saving attributes puts it head and shoulders above any other portable area lighting solution and the pre-order demand proves it.”
Click here to learn more about the Beacon360.
|Lind Equipment releases portable rechargeable battery LED flood light|
|Markham, ON, Canada (January 22, 2014) – Lind Equipment proudly introduces its newest addition to its Beacon Light line of LED floodlights, the LE965LEDC. The LE965LEDC is a 30W rechargeable battery operated LED floodlight that provides equivalent light to a 300W quartz halogen for four hours on a single charge. The LE965LEDC is built with the same durability and toughness of the Beacon Light 50W and 30W plug in versions, but offers unparalleled portability and light output for remote areas or work areas without power.
The LE965LEDC uses only 30W of power, but has light output equivalent to a 300W quartz halogen bulb. Contractors, emergency services, and mobile work crews can now light large areas that don’t have power without compromising light output or light duration. The LE965LEDC is available as a light head only (LE965LEDC), or with a floor stand (LE965LEDC-FS), a 4-8’ tripod (LE965LEDC-TR), a magnet mount (LED065LEDC-MAG), or a strong scaffold clamp (LED965LEDC-CLAMP).
|Lind Equipment releases new value priced LED dock light|
|Markham, ON, Canada (November 5, 2013) – Lind Equipment proudly introduces its new LED dock light, the L41LED. The L41LED projects a bright white light that can light up an entire trailer with only 22W of energy usage. Priced within range of a traditional quartz halogen dock light, the L41LED can provide a payback of less than half a year compared to traditional technology. The L41LED also qualifies for applicable local and provincial hydro rebate incentives, making the effective cost even lower.
The L41LED uses only 22W of power, compared to 500W for a traditional quartz halogen dock light. For a busy loading bay, this combination of low energy usage and no need to re-lamp means savings of up to $125 per year per light.
Details of the L41LED can be found here.
|Lind Equipment release new LED construction string lights|
|Markham, ON, Canada (October 17, 2013) – Lind Equipment is proud to announce the launch of a new series of innovative LED construction string lights. These durable and reusable LED string lights will illuminate job sites while using 90% less energy than standard incandescent string lights. And since they are built with robust high quality LEDs, workers will not have to waste time changing bulbs and can focus instead on the job at hand.
Lind Equipment’s new LED string lights are built with strong polycarbonate lens and a rubber lined housing so that they can withstand the abuse of a job site without risk of breakage. The LED modules place all of the light on the work area, increasing safety and visibility for workers. The LED modules are rated to last 50,000 hours, or approximately 5 years of 24/7 usage. They are available in 50’ units with 5 LED modules (TLS-50LED) and 100’ units with 10 LED modules (TLS-100LED).Replacement LED modules (TLS-LED) also available separately to maximize existing investment in string lights. The LED modules fit standard E-26 Edison sockets, so they can be retro-fitted into the existing sockets on standard incandescent string lights.
“We are excited to release this new product, which dramatically reduces energy consumption and expensive downtime operations while increasing usable light for workers,” said Brian Astl, VP Sales for Lind Equipment.
|Lind Equipment releases new explosion-proof string lights|
|Markham, ON, Canada (September 25, 2013) – Lind Equipment is proud to announce the launch of its new hazardous location string lights, specially designed to operate in areas with flammable gases. These new explosion-proof string lights are certified for use in Class 1, Division 1, Groups C&D areas in both the US and Canada. Made with our rugged XP162 explosion proof incandescent work lights, the new hazardous location string lights are ready for vessel entry, scaffold mounting, or large work areas during shut downs and construction.
The new TLS-50XP (50’ with 5 lights) and TLS-100XP (100’ with 10 lights) hazardous location string lights provide the same functionality as construction string lights, but with the extra protections and construction needed for areas with flammable gases. For those companies in the oil and gas sector, chemical processing, and other industries where flammable gases are present, these string lights offer unparalleled safety while performing tasks that require temporary lighting.The TLS-50XP and TLS-100XP come in a variety of configurations, including coming pre-assembled with explosion proof plugs and receptacles.
“We are excited to release this new product, which has been in demand in Canada and the US oil and gas industries for a while,” said Brian Astl, VP Sales for Lind Equipment, “By building these with our XP162 hazardous location work lights, we can offer safety and savings in the same package.”Details of the TLS-50XP and TLS-100XP can be found here.
|Lind Equipment releases high power portable LED flood light|
|Markham, ON, Canada (September 9, 2013) – Lind Equipment is proud to announce the launch of its high power portable LED flood light, the Beacon Light LE975LED. With 140W of super bright LED power, the LE975LED provides usable light that is equivalent to a 400W metal halide light with none of the downsides associated with metal halide bulbs.
The LE975LED is a portable LED flood light designed to be used with a tripod, floor stand, or on its own mounted by the yoke. Its bright LED integrated chips give off true white light with no blue tint. The LE975LED is bright enough to light up a large room and is perfect for construction sites, outdoor work, and generator-fed operations where energy consumption is paramount.Metal halide lights are common in work sites due to the amount of light they give off. However, they have many drawbacks including large energy consumption, dangerous heat, fragile bulbs, and start-up and restart delays between turning them on and having enough light to work. The Beacon Light LE975LED consumes 65% less energy than the equivalent 400W metal halide, is cool running, has no bulbs to break or change, and instantly starts up every time in warm and cold weather.
“Our Beacon Light series of LED portable flood lights has been an outstanding success,” said Brian Astl, VP Sales for Lind Equipment, “Adding the LE975LED is a response to customers’ demands for greater power to light up larger areas and replace old technology metal halide bulbs.”Details of the Beacon Light LE975LED can be found on the Lind Equipment website here. This unit is available immediately through Lind’s network of knowledgeable industrial and electrical distributors throughout Canada and the USA, which can be found here.
|Lind Equipment releases new StaticSure portable static monitoring system|
|Markham, ON, Canada (June 3, 2013) – Lind Equipment is proud to announce the launch of its new portable static monitoring system, StaticSure. This modular system provides users with a bright visible warning if they are not properly draining static electricity while transferring flammables. StaticSure provides assurance that the worker is safe from explosions or fires related to static discharge.
Any transfer or mixing of flammable liquids or solids generates a static charge that has the potential to cause explosions. All North American Fire Codes require operators to drain this static safely. But traditional clamps and grounding cables do not warn operators is there is not a proper connection in place, leaving them vulnerable to static discharge and the subsequent fire or explosion.
The StaticSure system uses an intrinsically safe set of electronics to monitor the entire connection from clamp to ground point, and will warn the operator if for any reason the connection is not good enough to drain static electricity. StaticSure flashes a very bright red LED light that warns the operator and keeps flashing until the problem is resolved and static electricity can once again drain off the equipment.
StaticSure is cULus approved for Class I, Division 1, Groups ABCD and Class II, Division 1, Groups FG hazardous locations. The device itself is a small form factor unit that can be used portably or mounted to a wall or vehicle. The modular design uses standard industrial static grounding clamps that can be quickly disconnected and reconnected in whatever configuration is necessary for the work at hand.
“True safety is now easily within reach for all operators who transfer or mix flammables,” said Brian Astl, VP Sales for Lind Equipment, “A truly portable unit like StaticSure means that many drumming and transfer operations can now have static monitoring in place to protect operators and equipment without breaking the budget.”
Details and videos of the StaticSure can be found on the StaticSure website. This unit is available immediately through Lind’s network of knowledgeable industrial and electrical distributors throughout Canada and the USA, which can be found here.
|Lind Equipment releases two new heavy-duty LED work lights|
Markham, ON, Canada (February 18, 2013) – Lind Equipment is proud to announce the launch of its two new heavy duty LED work lights, the LE1625LED and LE1725LED. These LED lights offer bright light that is equivalent to up to a 13W fluorescent bulb and Lind’s virtually indestructible heavy duty construction, but at a price point that fits any budget.
|Lind Equipment releases 50W portable LED flood light, the Beacon Light|
Markham, ON, Canada (July 16, 2012) – Lind Equipment is proud to announce the launch of its new 50W portable LED flood light, called the Beacon Light. The Beacon Light provides bright white light equivalent to a 500W quartz halogen but with 90% less energy usage and no problems with heat or replacing bulbs.
To learn more about the Beacon Light, click here.
|Lind Equipment releases heavy-duty 108W portable fluorescent flood light|
Markham, ON, Canada (May 8, 2012) – Lind Equipment is proud to announce the launch of its new 108W portable fluorescent flood light. This heavy duty flood light provides a large amount of energy efficient white light on to the work area without any compromises.
To learn more about the LE990, click here.
|Lind Equipment releases new pulse-start temporary high bay light|
|Markham, ON, Canada (February 22, 2012) – Lind Equipment proudly introduces its new temporary high bay light, the LE-HB400PLS. The LE-HB400PLS is a 400W metal halide light that utilizes the latest pulse start technology. The LE-HB400PLS is a cost-effective, robust, energy efficient solution for high bay construction site lighting.
The LE-HB400PLS uses pulse start technology to achieve several benefits over the traditional probe start lights. The pulse start technology enables reduce lighting time, longer lamp life, better cold start time, and increased energy efficiency (more lumens per watt) than the probe start units. This means that site electricians can provide their colleagues with a brighter light that works faster and longer than competitive probe start temporary high bay lights.
Lind’s new temporary high bay offers flexibility for the job site, with a quad-tap ballast that can operate at 120V, 208V, 240V, and 277V. The unit comes pre-wired with a 3’ cord and plug for 120V service.
To see more information on the LE-HB400PLS, click here. En Francais, cliquez ici.
|Lind Equipment article featured in Electrical Line magazine|
|Markham, ON, Canada (January 11, 2012) – Lind Equipment's Brian Astl was featured in the Nov/Dec 2011 issue of Electrical Line magazine where he wrote an article about Grounding Static Electricity.
Often an issue of great confusion, static electricity can cause catastrophic damage if not controlled properly, especially when transferring flammable materials. This article explains the basics of static electricity and provides an overview of what can be done from a process and equipment point of view to best reduce the dangers of a static discharge.
You can see an electronic copy of the article on page 60 of the Nov/Dec 2011 issue by clicking here.
|Lind Equipment releases new L61 LED dock light|
|Markham, ON, Canada (June 1, 2011) – Lind Equipment proudly introduces its new LED dock light, the L61. The L61 LED dock light builds off Lind’s extensive experience with dock light technology. The L61 uses state of the art LED technology to provide a high efficiency, low operating cost model that is bright enough to light up an entire 53’ trailer.
The L61 uses only 16W of power, compared to 500W for a traditional quartz halogen dock light. The LEDs are rated for over 50,000 hours, meaning they will practically never need to be changed over the life of the light. For a busy loading bay, this combination of low energy usage and no need to re-lamp means savings of up to $125 per year per light.
Lind’s new L61 LED dock light is built with a flexible arm, so that it can be positioned in an unlimited number of ways to accommodate the work environment. The housing is made from a tough polycarbonate polymer that stays strong and impact resistant even in cold temperatures.
The new L61 LED dock light is available through Lind’s network of knowledgeable industrial and electrical distributors throughout Canada and the USA.
To see more information on the new L61 LED dock light, click here. Pour le fiche d'information en Francais, cliquez ici.
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