BOC and Taylor Construction Plant Ltd (TCP) are extremely pleased to announce that the Ecolite-TH2, the world’s first low energy LED hydrogen fuel cell powered lighting tower, has been shortlisted for the Highways Industry Product of the Year category as part of the Highways Magazine Excellence Awards 2015.
BOC, the UK & Ireland’s largest supplier of industrial gases and related equipment, partnered with TCP to develop the Ecolite lighting tower.
Powered by BOC’s HYMERA fuel cell technology and incorporating Linde’s innovative GENIE® lightweight hydrogen cylinder, the Ecolite-TH2 tower provides - at point of delivery - carbon-free, emission-free and noise-free lighting.
It is fully autonomous, with a run time of between 50 and 750 hours depending upon fuel cylinder configuration and features dusk to dawn auto switching.
The Ecolite-TH2 was nominated by customer A-one+ for the coveted industry awards which recognise products that have been developed and made available for use in the highways industry.
With no internal combustion engine or harmful emissions, Ecolite-TH2 can be used in areas where emissions from diesel or petrol engines are an issue.
This makes Ecolite-H2 suitable for locations where traditional lighting towers cannot be used. It is also ideal for environmentally sensitive areas where there must be zero risk of contamination.
Nathan Palmer, BOC Director of Bulk and Packaged Gases, commented: “We are delighted that the Ecolite-TH2 tower has achieved recognition at the Highways Magazine Excellence Awards. BOC is committed to hydrogen as a fuel and the Ecolite-TH2 tower proves that this is not just something for the future but is a deliverable today.”
Andrew Barker, TCP’s Managing Director added “TCP is proud that the Ecolite-TH2 has been nominated for this prestigious award. Our partnership with BOC is an exciting venture and these awards show how both companies are continuing to accelerate the use of fuel cells and hydrogen within the construction, rail and many other industries”.
BOC’s HYMERA fuel cell produces energy by combining hydrogen with oxygen (from the atmosphere) to produce electricity and water.
There are no carbon or particulate emissions as would be the case with a conventional diesel powered generator. In addition, the process is virtually silent which is important for work at night or in built-up areas and enclosed spaces.
The Ecolite-TH2 tower is designed to take two GENIE hydrogen cylinders, offering ease of handling and long runtimes, and operates as a battery hybrid. It is compliant with the requirements under Section 61 relating to pollution, including light and noise pollution, ground contamination.
The Ecolite-TH2 Tower brings together ground-breaking technologies from both BOC and TCP and is part of a range of temporary lighting equipment available to the rental sector as well as directly to end-users.
Benefits of the Ecolite-TH2 lighting tower include:
- Zero local environmental impact
- Efficient LED lighting
- Fully autonomous run time between 45 to 750 hours
- Automated with dusk to dawn auto switching
- No light pollution
- Controllable light patterns
- Fully integrated with GENIE H2 cylinders.
LuxLive 18/19th November 2015
The Ecolite H2 will be on show at LuxLive (www.luxlive.co.uk) at the ExCel, London on 18th November. Come and visit us during the Dragon’s Den session at 4.30 pm during the event or call Mark Griffin on mob: 07585 966921 to discuss your requirements.