Jobsite Lighting

What is it?

Construction crews can be called upon to work in almost any environment at any time of the day. For crews that work on roads or highways, this often means the middle of the night. Thus, many crews using jobsite lighting to help protect the safety of their workers and to ensure the job stays on schedule. Many jobsites have regulations about the quality of light they are required to have. This is because the easier and quicker you can see a hazard, the more easily you can avoid it. There are several factors you need to consider before choosing a temporary light setting. First, you need to determine what area needs to be illuminated. This includes the size of the area and conditions of the ground. You also need to consider what type of work will be going on. More detailed work will require brighter lights. Next, you need to see what power source is available. While some lights come with their own power sources, others do not, and need to be plugged in to an outlet. You also need to check to see if the area is well ventilated. Do not use a generator in a poorly ventilated area, as emissions from them could lead to a build up of exhaust fumes, which is a health risk. Lastly, you need to consider if shadowing and glare are important. For some work environments, shadows may cause problems, so it may be ideal to use a softer light.

Benefits

There are obviously several advantages of using jobsite lighting. For starters, it allows you to work during the night, which improves efficiency and means you may be able to finish the job earlier than if you were to only work during the day. It also makes sure you and your workers are safe during the entire process. The last thing you want is to have people injured on the jobsite. This means they can’t work, and costs them wages, and means you won’t have as many workers, which will make the job take longer.

Portable job site lighting.

Risks

While jobsite lighting helps improve visibility significantly, there is no substitute for sunlight. If you are working at night, there may be shadows or blind spots where the lights don’t reach. Thus, you still need to be careful when working, as you may not see all potential hazards. You also have to be careful of overloading an outlet. If your jobsite lights need to be plugged in, make sure you have multiple outlets available. If you overload an outlet, you have the risk of a fire occurring.

Brands and Cost

You can expect to pay anywhere between $50 and $500 for your jobsite lighting, depending on the type of lights you purchase and the brand. Lumapro produces some of the best reviewed lights on the market, and offer a variety of options to choose from. For example, they offer a portable work light with a handle, a light stand, and a string light, each of which can be used to help illuminate your entire work area. Wobble, CEP, Bulldog, and Warner Tool are also some popular brands of moveable lights.