entertainment • presentation • installation

White Light & Arcola launch noiseless HyLight

HyLight150 featuring fuel cell technology now available through White Light

8 June 2010

UK - White Light and Arcola Energy have announced the launch of HyLight, a new portable lighting and power supply that offers the ability to run lighting in locations away from the electrical grid silently and without the emissions of traditional noisy, polluting diesel generators.

Externally the first model, HyLight150, is a compact, wheeled flight-case, rugged for transportation and easy to deploy where required. Internally, it contains the new Hymera hydrogen fuel cell generator and two new lightweight hydrogen gas cylinders, both from global industrial gas supplier BOC; a choice of low energy LED lighting systems suitable for architectural, live event or safety applications completes the system.

White Light's HyLight150 packages will include either four Pulsar ChromaFlood fixtures, with wireless DMX remote control if required - suitable for creating stunning outdoor lighting - or alternatively single colour worklight floods, suitable for providing lighting to car parks or other work areas. HyLight will provide many hours of safe, low-voltage power in such setups, the package rated at 30 hours at 100W with a 150W maximum load, and with the run-time directly proportional to load, in marked contrast to diesel generators.

Also unlike those generators, HyLight is silent in operation, and its only waste output is a tiny amount of water - making the system appropriate for areas where noise or exhaust fumes are issues, particularly lighting projects in gardens, environmentally sensitive areas, or even indoors. As well as low-voltage power to the lighting fixtures, HyLight150 offers a 240V outlet to power ancillary equipment, if required.

"This is one of the most exciting projects we have ever been involved with," comments White Light's technical director, Dave Isherwood, "a fantastic collaboration with Arcola Energy, BOC and fuel-cell manufacturer Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies to bring some very advanced fuel cell technology into 'our' world of entertainment lighting. We hope the result of our work is that users shouldn't care about the technology - they should just turn on HyLight, plug in some lights and enjoy silent, clean, reliable power."

"HyLight is a continuation of the fantastic collaboration the Arcola Theatre and Arcola Energy have enjoyed with White Light over the last few years," comments Dr Ben Todd of Arcola Energy, "and of a recent research and development project we undertook with the support of the Technology Strategy Board and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). Their support allowed us to innovate rapidly together, taking lessons we have learnt with running low-energy lighting from the 5kW fuel cell we have at the Arcola Theatre and combining that experience with the latest hydrogen and fuel cell technology from BOC and Horizon Fuel Cell to create a small, portable package that offers lower total cost of ownership than diesel generators - and many other practical benefits as well."

"We don't expect our customers to necessarily care about the history or technology of the hydrogen fuel cell," comments Bryan Raven, White Light's managing director. "What we do expect is that they will care greatly that they can have a lighting system that is clean, silent and portable, perfect for lighting events in gardens, parks or the remote, hostile but unspoilt locations featured in projects such as Northumberland Lights.

"HyLight perfectly complements the range of low-energy LED lighting equipment that we have introduced over the last few years, and the work we have been doing to encourage sustainability in lighting and event production. We think and hope that those who create lighting outdoors are going to be as excited about it as we are."

HyLight150 is available now for hire or sale from White Light. HyLight will also be on show on the Ecovenue stand at the ABTT Show, and the PLASA Show in London this September.

(Jim Evans)



Tag Cloud

HyLight portable lighting power offers diesel generators HyLight150 required hydrogen fuel cell BOC suitable system work areas silent projects comments White Light Arcola Energy technology care

Related Stories from LSi Online

13 March 2012

White Light lights sculptures at High House

White Light lights sculptures at High HouseUK - High House Production Park in Purfleet has been created to provide state-of-the-art facilities for practitioners in the creative and technical theatre industries. The Production Park is home to organisations ... More >>

17 June 2011

Theatres Trust launches People's Choice Award 2011

Theatres Trust launches People's Choice Award 2011UK - Entries are now open for The Theatres Trust second annual People's Choice Award, following a launch event at the ABTT Theatre Show 2011. Entries are invited from entertainment industry manufacturers/suppliers ... More >>

1 September 2010

White Light shortlisted for green business award

White Light shortlisted for green business awardUK - Wimbledon-based White Light is one of six companies shortlisted in the Best Green Business category of the Merton Business Awards 2010. Organised by Merton Council, the local council covering White Light's south ... More >>

30 July 2010

PLASA 2010 unveils extended Education & Learning Programme

PLASA 2010 unveils extended Education & Learning ProgrammeUK - The first details of this year's extended PLASA 2010 Education & Learning Programme have been unveiled by organisers PLASA Events. The acclaimed programme of free seminars and masterclasses includes top ... More >>

22 July 2010

Arcola launches fuel-cell powered systems at Latitude

Arcola launches fuel-cell powered systems at LatitudeUK - Arcola Theatre launched seven of its new HyLight fuel cell powered lighting systems across the Latitude Festival site; providing lighting for everything from marquees, to forest performances to toilets, as well ... More >>

HyLight comes clean at Natural History Museum

White Light & Arcola at the Latitude Festival

View AllRelated Stories from LSi Magazine

June 2013June 2013

Page 10: wwwwybroncom White Light for ADB Lighting UK ADB Lighting Technologies has confirmed White Light as its main

Page 54: and Martin Professional sponsoring the Welcome Evening and speaker travel? White Light drove a truck from

May 2013May 2013

Page 36: Unfortunately our budget didnt allow us to hire any of these fixtures even with a generous discount from White

Page 46: staccato flash of white light I dont remember much else about the show but I do remember

Page 78: Engineering with White Light providing additional cabling and control for the Show area Grater continues All

Page 67: time says the company wwwwirelessdmxcom The WDMX G4S from Wireless Solution JTE with White Light

Page 108: of white light figure 9 with its high red peak at a minimum colour temperature around 2500K and figure 10

Page 44: colour Lustr to the white light specialists Tungsten Daylight and the new Studio HD version Another new

Page 38: was Martin Professional showing the first luminaire from RUSH their new effects lighting product range White

Page 14: Bryan Raven from the White Light Group will present a seminar on how his company has embraced modern

More Results from LSi Magazine >>

View AllRelated Videos from LSi's Video Hub

More Results from LSi's Video Hub >>

View AllNews Archive

2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999

Clay Paky

mojo barriers

Electric Cable

Stage Electrics


Rubber Box

Artistic Licence