Louisiana Patent of the Month – June 2023
Imagine a scenario where a large construction site needs to be illuminated during the night, or an outdoor concert venue requires powerful lighting to create an enchanting ambiance. In such situations, mobile lighting systems play a crucial role in providing the necessary illumination. Boss LGT, a leading innovator in outdoor lighting solutions, is simplifying the setup with their newly patented telescoping light towers.
The high intensity light tower combines exceptional lighting capacity with enhanced safety features. This mobile lighting unit is designed to deliver high-intensity illumination while maintaining stability and ease of operation.
The system is designed with a primary boom, mobile trailer, and extension booms. A series of lights are positioned along both boom types to create a vast and adjustable coverage. The extension booms are operated by a telescoping system, allowing the lights to be rotated and positioned as desired. The primary boom is mounted on the mobile trailer and can move between a transport and operating position, simplifying setup and transportation.
The extension booms can be stored within one another, reducing the overall footprint during transit. This design consideration allows for a compact storage form while enabling the tower to reach impressive heights of up to 100 feet or more when fully extended.
To ensure the safety of the system, Boss LGT has incorporated a stop limit switch that deactivates the pivot system when the boom is in the operating position. This safety mechanism guarantees that the tower remains securely in place during operation.
Additional safety features include a wind speed sensor positioned near the light section. This sensor detects high wind speeds and automatically activates the telescoping system to retract the extension booms, safeguarding the tower against potential wind damage.
The invention incorporates locking mechanisms, mechanical stops, and limit switches to secure the boom sections in the desired positions and prevent overextension or accidental retraction. These safety measures ensure the stability and reliability of the light tower, even in demanding conditions.
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