Since Daylight Savings Time ended and we turned our clocks back one hour on November 6th, you may have noticed less light.
What does this mean for construction sites? When jobs halted at 5 p.m. on Friday, November 4, the sun set between 6:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m., depending on where you are in the country. On November 7, the day after Daylight Savings Time ended, the sun set between 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., depending on your location.
As the winter months’ progress, darkness falls slightly sooner, while the sun rises later – between 7:00 a.m. and 7:25 a.m.
It’s important to consider worker safety during the winter months, particularly for workers to be able to see what they are doing in the early morning, and as evening approaches. During heavily overcast days, darkness may seem to linger in the evenings and the sunrise may not be as noticeable until later in the day.
Using light towers during the winter months can provide supplemental lighting, particularly on jobs where workers need to stay longer to complete tasks or project needs to meet a deadline.
Light towers have an extendable mast to elevate the lights high above a work area. Either halide or LED lighting is available, both of which brightly illuminate a work area. If a light tower is only turned on for an hour in the morning and an hour or two at night, there is sufficient fuel to operate the lights for about 20 days.
In addition to lighting an area, some light towers have receptacles to provide electricity to small tools. Additionally, the tow bar on light towers enables the units to be easily repositioned on a job site.
For more information about renting a light tower throughout the winter months or any time during the year, contact Neff Rental at 888-709-NEFF, or visit www.NeffRental.com . Neff Rental provides true 24/7 service and support, and always answers its phone, no matter the time of day.