19 July 2018: Milwaukee’s high-output LED lighting offers full-day run-times in portable packages, utilising advanced technology to deliver consistent beams, optimised colour temperature, and true colour representation, all integral to ensuring more productive work areas and job sites in the construction and related trade industries.
This is according to leading Southern African distributor Upat of Johannesburg, which carries a large range of Milwaukee lighting technologies. Upat Product Specialist Werner Koch notes that Milwaukee lighting is designed specifically to be able to withstand the rigours of daily professional use, while also shining brighter, and lasting longer, then traditional lighting solutions.
“Lighting is a critical factor on any job site, as workers need to be able to see properly in order to carry out their work safely and correctly,” Koch points out. It is for this reason that Milwaukee has invested significantly in the development of its lighting solutions. It has over 40 engineers in its research and development team worldwide, dedicated solely to the development of LED lighting systems.
The full Milwaukee lighting range comprises personal, area, and stand lights. Personal lights, for example, include spotlights and inspection lights, with lanyard or clamp options for attachment to metal boxes or roof trusses.
Global patents include the TrueView white-light system that essentially replicates natural sunlight. This is particularly important for electricians working on distribution boards, where traditional halogen lighting can result in colour-blending, making everything appear either green or blue.
In addition, TrueView draws minimal current, and can therefore run for up to eight hours a day off a single battery pack, while simultaneously providing the user with a high light output of up to 2 000 lumens. It is also extremely durable, shock-proof, and IP54-rated against dust or water.
Other lighting products include Milwaukee’s HSAL and SAL 2.2-m-high stand lights, which are sufficiently rugged to be deployed on construction sites and can even withstand 70 kph winds without the danger of toppling over.
For plumbing applications, Milwaukee has a 12 V, 1 000 lumen light with a magnetic base and retractable clamp. Plumbers who access geysers through a roof can clamp this light onto any bracing or trusses in the area as a convenient lighting solution to enhance safety and productivity.
Small-area lights are also available, while stand lights are ideal for major operations such as concrete pours, decking, or rebar work on larger construction sites. Ranging in height from 1.5 m to 2.2 m, these are ideal overhead lighting solutions that enhance the entire construction process, Koch concludes.
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Upat SA (Pty) Ltd. is a 100% South African owned business that began trading in 1983. From the outset, Upat has been committed to the building industry, supplying not only a range of anchor bolts, but also rotary hammer drilling machines, tungsten-tipped masonry drill bits, powder actuated tools, and allied building and construction products. Upat’s ability to supply a range of top-quality products at market-related prices has resulted in it becoming a market leader in Southern Africa. Upat is proudly the sole Southern African distributor of the fischer range of construction fasteners, the Milwaukee power tool brand and the Stabila range of measuring tools.
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