Gary Ashmore, owner of Melbourne based audio visual event hire business, Intavent, recently discovered the Australian Light Tower from Austrec International when searching for a lighting solution for his outdoor functions and events.
Immediately impressed with the size and versatility of the Australian Light Tower, it was at a Flemington Racecourse demonstration that Ashmore truly realised the real benefit of the outdoor lighting unit. The Australian Light Tower was compact, simple to deploy and run, and could light up an area the size of a soccer field.
Able to fit into the boot of a car, easily deployed by one person, and powered by a standard power point, Ashmore found the design of the Australian Light Tower to be one of the most clever pieces of engineering he had ever come across.
"It’s one of those products that you look at and say: ”it’s so simple, why didn’t I think of that",” says Ashmore.
The Australian Light Tower is now subject to Australian and world patents and is fast becoming known for applications well beyond the emergency services industry for which it was first designed.
Soon after it's launch into the event market, Ashmore had the opportunity to extensively test the Australian Light Tower at a number of major events, including:
- Monash Carols by Candlelight
- Delfin’s Caroline Springs Community Concert
- Melbourne’s Big Day Out; and
- Future Music Festival at Flemington Racecourse.
Ashmore provided two Australian Light Towers to a private New Years Eve function on a lavish racehorse property in Gisborne where the guests enjoyed the el-fresco style atmosphere amid the dispersed light. The property owner was impressed with the quality of light output and the units' quiet operation.
More recently Ashmore impressed the Victoria Racing Club’s Event Operations department with the Australian Light Tower, which is now provided for all concerts and outdoor events at Flemington Racecourse.
The versatility of the Australian Light Tower has provided event owners and managers with an extra dimension to event lighting infrastructure and the speed and versatility of their deployment makes these outdoor lighting units a valuable first response lighting solution for emergency situations.
The applications in the outdoor event market are broad as the Australian Light Tower provides a low cost, general light source without the harsh glare of traditional light sources.