Though there are many existing players in the market, the development in the field of lighting masts had become stagnant, says Kamal Jeet Singh, Director, Ajashy Engineering.
In today's competitive world, time is as valuable as money, and thus, working at days and resting at nights have become a thing of the past. Like any other industry, the construction sector has also adapted the culture of working at nights but the challenge is bigger. While others work in confined areas, a construction site needs effective and efficient systems to light up the work sites. While many temporary lighting provisions were used in the past, the industry has realised the importance of having dedicated lighting systems called as the lighting masts or tower lights, which are essentially a power source, coupled with a mast fitted with lights.
While there were many existing players in the market, the development in the field of lighting masts had become stagnant, and the use of foreign-made engines and components made it enormously difficult for users to repair the lighting masts at far flung remote sites.
Thus, we conceptualised a lighting source with 100 per cent Indian made components, and we were among the firsts to introduce the LED lights instead of conventional lights. We further ventured into making an industry first Hybrid Lighting Mast.
Ajashy lighting masts come fitted with 11 hp diesel engine with 7.5 kva alternator. The power capacity has been chosen judicially to be good enough to provide lighting as well as facilitate the users to use auxiliary power to run small equipment, while the fuel consumption is easy on the pocket. 200 W/400 W x 4 nos LED flood lights mounted on 6.5 m or 9.5 m mast options give efficient lighting with remarkable life-cycle. CPCB-II approved canopy ensures that the lighting mast can be used everywhere without any restrictions. The sturdy trolley mounted with leaf springs gives ease of mobility in rough areas. Further, 100 per cent Indian components ensure easy serviceability, short TATs after breakdown and remarkably low repair and maintenance costs are recorded.
Wave of the future
Realising the importance of lighting source for the project sites and keeping in view the ever-rising prices of fuel, Ajashy Engineering has been working since 2015 to come up with cost-effective hybrid solutions for lighting masts. In the same bid, we launched India's first Hybrid Lighting Mast that used a regenerative power back up system and reduced the fuel consumption to 50 per cent as it could give a back up of four hours. We are also working towards harnessing the solar energy and using it for lighting masts. Our work on the hybrid systems will reflect in our future offerings, which will be announced soon.
With the growing tribe of lighting masts that are owned by all the major road construction and infrastructure companies, we are committed towards supplying efficient, cost-effective, environment-friendly and most advanced solutions for the lighting of sites. While the Indian construction sector is on the growth and work is being executed on a 24 x 7 mode, though our lighting solutions are small they are the most important contributors in making non-stop work at sites a reality.