We've had Will-Burt light towers for 15 years and have them on 5 of our apparatus. The only one we've had a problems with is the Dual Pan and Tilt model, we got it the first year it came out. Since then they have re-designed it and the newer ones work fine. If you are having problems don't hesitate to call Marlin Nicol(334.684.5248)email:mnico email@example.com. He's been with them a long time and will do what he can for you.
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09-02-2007, 10:31 PM #21
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09-03-2007, 06:36 AM #22
Two of our engines have Night Scan Chief units on them, w/ two 1500 watt Appleton lights. Not bad, a few maintenance issues, occasional operator error. I'd spec them again on subsequent engines. Lots of light!
We have a new rescue on order (due around January), and opted to try the Tempest-Fireco model. Going with a 33' heavy-duty vertical pneumatic mast, dual tilt, with four 1000 watt metal halide and two 900 watt HIR (halogen infrared) quartz lights. The HIR's put out 32,000 lumens (nearly as much as a 1500 watt standard quartz), are instant-on, and have good bulb life.
The MH come up to full brightness in 4 or 5 minutes. MH is extremely bright (100,000+ lumens) - compare that to a 1500 watt quartz light at about 35,000 lumens.
The Tempest folks were very helpful on the phone when spec writing, and their pricing was very attractive. I believe Fireco was a venture undertaken by Alan Saulsbury - if the light towers are anything like the trucks he used to build, they should be good stuff.R.A. Ricciuti
Mt. Lebanon Fire Department
09-05-2007, 02:00 PM #23
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