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The Evolution of Site LED Work Lights



Site lighting has evolved at a great pace over the last few years, with new lighting technology and a drive for greater energy efficiency.

The traditional halogen lights have now been banned from most sites in the UK. The intense heat of the halogen site light, which can reach temperatures of over 600°C, can easily cause fires or serious burns, not to mention very high energy consumption, poor light efficiency and constant changing of bulbs. Until recently, the alternative fluorescent and LED options have simply not featured the same intensity of brightness that a 500 watt halogen lamp generates….. step forward the latest Maxitek extremeLED range of site work lights with unprecedented lumens of light and incredible light and energy efficiency.

LED versus Halogen - the image below compares a traditional 500 watt halogen tripod floodlight to the latest technology 70W extremeLED tripod floodlight in a pitch-black warehouse. 



The 70W extremeLED floodlight is not only brighter, but also has numerous other benefits over traditional halogen including:

- The extremeLED uses just 14% of the energy or power (70W vs. 500W), i.e. much lower running costs.

- The extremeLED generates considerably less heat, ensuring no risk of fires or burns.   

- The extremeLED bulb lasts an impressive 50,000 hours, compared to costly and constant changing of halogen tubes.

- The extremeLED light delivers a white daylight quality crisp light, which provides a more natural working environment and reduces eye fatigue.

- Finally, the extremeLED floodlights come with a super-stable and robust tripod stand with double outlet sockets for running multiple lights in series.

LED versus Fluorescent - prior to the evolution of LED, fluorescent lighting had a place on-site. Fluorescent was certainly a step forward compared to halogen, but still falls short against the latest COB LED technology. There has long been confusion over the brightness of LED versus Fluorescent when comparing the lumens of light. This is down to the efficiency of the light generated, with LED being ‘directional’ light compared to fluorescent being ‘omnidirectional’ – explained in more detail below:


LIGHT: LED produces ‘directional light’, whereas fluorescent produces ‘omnidirectional light’ or light in many directions. This makes LED lights approximately 2X more efficient compared to fluorescents!

TIP: Half the lumens output of a fluorescent light when comparing to an LED light – i.e. in on-site applications, the 2000 lumens LED Task Light is brighter than the 3650 lumens Fluorescent Task Light!

 LED produces a brighter, whiter and more natural light compared to fluorescent. There is also no annoying flickering near the end of their life!

DURABLE: LED lights are more robust than fluorescent, lasting up to 10X longer. They are also much less prone to breaking in a rugged site environment, avoiding the need for extra bulbs!

GREEN: LED lights are much more energy-efficient compared to fluorescent. Additionally, they do not contain any mercury, making disposal at the end of their life much easier!

With the evolution of Site LED Work Lights, the days of flimsy, rickety and dangerous halogen lights or fluorescent work lights with defunct bulbs, and throwing them away at the end of the job, have gone. The introduction of the latest technology Maxitek LED range has provided a quality and maintenance-free solution to on-site lighting requirements.

The Maxitek LED Site Lighting range includes rechargeable lights110V floodlightstask lightsfestoon lighting and all round lights. 


10% offer ends 30th November 2017. 


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