Atlas Copco has launched its new QLB 02 light tower, providing flexible lighting solution for events, public spaces and general construction requirements. With four 400W metal halide luminaires, the QLB 02 can safely and effectively illuminate an area of up to 2,000m2t. The new light tower provides complete flexibility by allowing users to easily plug into any power source including auxiliary power, electrical generator or directly into the grid. The individual luminaires can be manually adjusted to ensure light is provided only where needed, helping to ensure energy efficiency and reduce unnecessary costs. For large sites, up to four QLB 02 light towers can be connected to a single power source, providing users with complete control over their lighting requirements. An optional programmable timer allows users to choose from 84 on/off programmes to achieve the desired lighting requirements – including the ability to program the light to auto start in the mornings and shut off in the evenings. “The new QLB 02 light tower is designed for simplicity and flexibility, giving users the ability to manoeuvre the light tower to any required site,” said Sergio Salvador, Product Marketing Manager for Light Towers, within Atlas Copco’s portable energy division. “All units are fitted with wheels, forklift pockets and a lifting eye, providing users with a safe and secure method to transport the light tower. What’s more, the light tower is so compact that up to 32 units can be transported on a single truck.” With a manual lifting system, users can raise the seven-metre mast to the desired height to achieve maximum luminosity. The four stabilisers make sure that the light tower is sturdy, whether on flat or uneven ground, and can withstand winds up to 80 km/h. The rugged frame and metallic canopy provide additional protection for the unit. Light Tower QLB02, the plug_and_light solution in a road construction 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 2014, Atlas Copco had revenues of BSEK 94 (BEUR 10.3) and more than 44 000 employees. 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, Spain, USA, India, Brazil and China.