Rental giant invests in eco-friendly lighting solutions for rail industry

SUNBELT Rentals has invested an initial £850,000 in new Trime and PELI lighting solutions for the rail sector.

Eight different lighting units have been acquired, which the firm revealed will provide a ‘silent, clean, carbon-free off-grid solution’. The haul includes X-Solar, X-Eco Battery, X-Chain, X-Rail, X-Rail Link Light, 9600 Arena Lighting Unit, 9430 Battery Task Light and the 9480/9490 Detachable Battery Task Light.

Sunbelt said the move has been made in response to continued equipment upgrades and increasing customer demand for eco-friendly solutions.

The units are described as being ‘robust’ and capable of withstanding rough terrain and harsh weather conditions. With no fuel costs, the X-Chain is the only light that runs from a main power supply. All the other solutions are battery operated.

The products are set to be used on rail renewal sites including access roads, the welfare cabin area, car parking and the track working area.

Ross Gibbons, director of Rail at Sunbelt Rentals, said, “This new initial investment means the company is ideally placed to meet the needs of Rail customers across the UK. Sunbelt Rentals is committed to investing in the latest innovative and sustainable equipment to get the job done quickly, safely and efficiently. The environmental impact of running diesel lights all night on large-scale sites is no longer sustainable. It’s not just about carbon emissions; Network Rail’s lineside neighbours are also very important to us and by using mains power, we’re reducing the noise and light pollution.

“Our latest investment will provide contractors with significant environmental and financial benefits over traditional lighting solutions. The units offer crisp, clear light, with zero fuel costs, lower emissions, longer running times as well as a range of additional benefits.”