The Magnum MLT4000S Solar Hybrid Light Tower, developed in cooperation with the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), features an LP-fueled back-up generator to keep its batteries charged in all conditions. During the day, a solar-panel array charges the light tower’s batteries for nighttime operation.
If cloudy or inclement weather prevents the batteries from fully charging, a propane-fueled, air-cooled Generac generator turns on automatically and recharges the batteries until the solar panels can take over. The LED light fixtures boast a lifespan five times that of traditional metal halide bulbs, providing more than 50,000 hours of illumination, the company says. PERC is offering buyers a $3,500 incentive to purchase the MLT4000S through an incentive program.