Light Height

3 heights of light towers next to James for scale

James (6ft-3in) next to 3 portable Lentry Light Towers: a standard height model 2SPECS; XT height 2SPECX; and Hi-Lite height 2SPECH. James is 6ft-3in.

Custom heights are available upon request. Contact us to discuss. For pole dimensions, see Specifications (download).

Lentry® Lights are portable jobsite / worksite / emergency scene lights which include at least one very-bright light attached to at least one telescopic pole. The poles (or masts) are adjustable and lock in any position between fully extended and fully retracted positions.

3 Heights: Standard, XT or Hi-Lite

Lentry Light Towers are available in three heights. The difference between them is the length of the pole to which each light head is attached.

With legs and poles fully extended…

  • Standard height models (model numbers with an “S” near the end) stand 3.5 to 4.5 feet tall. They are short but useful. Standard height models are popular in fire/rescue because they are the most compact, easily stowed without separating the light, and the most rapid to deploy. Shop standard height models.
  • XT height models (model numbers with “X” at or near the end) stand about 8 to 9 feet tall. XT models are between 5 and 6 feet tall with just the legs extended but the pole retracted. They are tall and versatile. XT height models are the most popular because their wide range height. Without the legs or light extended, the light is still 4 feet high. If you need it higher, it’s easy. Shop XT height models.
  • The dog and James next to "light-less" models to show relative height, poles retracted.Hi-Lite height models (models ending in “H”) stand 13 feet tall when fully extended. They are intended for specialty applications requiring elevation specifically greater than 9 feet, for example flagger lighting meeting Oregon DOT guidelines. Even retracted, Hi-Lites are over 6 feet tall (as shown in the photo of James with “headless” models), so they are not as convenient or as easy to use as other heights. Shop Hi-Lite height models.

Need help choosing a model? 4 Steps.

How Height Helps

Aiming over the edge, lighting search efforts. Photo courtesy of QDCIP Fire, LLC (Ohio)

Aiming over the rock wall to light search efforts with an XT model. Photo courtesy of QDCIP Fire, LLC.

Just a little height often makes all the difference.

Just a little height can make all the difference. Standard height model shown.

Raising the light away from the ground is important for most applications. The higher the light, the larger the light footprint and the less likely to cause glare. Whether lighting flaggers, illuminating a job site safely, seeing far off into the distance, shining down a hill, or shining over a barrier, even a little elevation is helpful.

The ability to raise and lower the light (plus the versatility of all-terrain legs) allows for ideal positioning of Lentry Lights. Place the system off to the side and out of your way, for lighting that’s bright without blinding. Additionally,

  • Raising the light just a few feet off the ground, as with standard height units, lets you aim over most common obstacles like tall grass and guardrails or aim up and down steep inclines.
  • The higher the light source, the larger the area illuminated.
  • Taller lights cast less shadows, reducing visual interference and worker fatigue (especially in high stress situations).
  • Lentry Systems of all heights can aim up, down and over common obstacles like tall grass, guardrails, and steep inclines.
  • All poles on Lentry Light Systems disconnect in seconds so you can carry and store the light head(s) and pole(s) separately from the generator-and-legs portion.
  • Easy-to-grip textured locking collars midway on every pole lets you firmly lock the pole at any point along its full length.
  • All Lentry light heads are also removable from the telescoping pole, using a hex key or the Quick Release accessory.

Height is one of several key features that set Lentry Systems apart from common low-sitting conventional generator sets, functioning more like light towers than a flashlight. At the same time, they offer greater versatility and portability than towed, road-bound generator light towers.