Atlas Copco lights up Diwali celebrations at largest temple outside of India

December 1, 2016

Every autumn thousands of people visit the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (Neasden temple) in London to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu ‘Festival of Light’. This year the festival organisers chose Atlas Copco’s LED HiLight towers to light up the walkways, pavements and areas around the temple.

As well as seeing the dazzling displays and ceremonies in the temple, the devotees and visitors mingled with the local community outside the Mandir to enjoy traditional Indian street food. To light their way and keep them safe, Atlas Copco’s HiLight light towers were selected to illuminate walkways, entrances and fire exits during the darker hours.

The HiLight H5+ and B5+ LED light towers feature a unique, fully directional optic lens that maximises practical light coverage while minimising ‘dark spots’ to ensure efficiency. A single Atlas Copco B5+ LED light tower can illuminate an area up to 5,000m2 with an average brightness of 20 lux for up to 260 hours between refueling, consuming less than 0.5 litre of fuel per hour.

“We were all really impressed with the effectiveness and efficiency of the HiLight LED towers, they were both brighter and illuminated a wider area than the other manufacturer’s metal halide towers we have used in previous years. All the towers were very easy to manoeuvre using their forklift access points and this allowed us to position them with ease and confidence in tight locations. The facilities team were very happy with both the towable (H5+) and the box unit (B5+) light towers.”

Manoj Patel, Coordinator of Diwali Festival

The H5+ is easily transportable thanks to its compact mounted trailer, whilst the B5+ has a box base which is compact enough to fit up to 22 units on a standard 13 metre truck, perfect for mass transportation.

Both the H5+ and B5+ have four LED lamps projecting 350W of light each and illuminating an area of 5,000m2. As well as demonstrating exceptionally low fuel consumption, Atlas Copco’s LED lamps are highly durable.

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