Allight’s NIGHTSHIFTER Hydraulic 6000 mobile lighting tower is a finalist in the Australian International Design Awards (AIDA).
Each year the AIDA, a division of Standards Australia, rewards the nation’s most innovative designs across a range of manufactured products, from consumer goods, to housing and building, to heavy machinery.
Competing in the heavy machinery category, Allight’s NIGHTSHIFTER Hydraulic 6000 (NH6000) is a new concept in mobile lighting solutions.
To be deemed worthy of a spot in the finals, each entry must demonstrate innovation, visual/emotional appeal, functionality, quality and manufacture, human factors (ergonomics, semantics and safety) and environmental sustainability.
Allight’s director of sales and marketing Paul Sowerby says, “We’re thrilled to have our newest lighting innovation shortlisted as a finalist alongside Australia’s best designs.
“The mobile lighting tower is versatile and highly functional in its design, and is environmentally sound, thanks to its efficient diesel engine and compact footprint.
“Its unique set of operational features provides a crossover between mining and civil applications, making it ideal for temporary lighting needs and situations where the light position needs to change regularly – whether it’s illuminating a mine site, road works or a rock concert.”
Designed with easy transportation in mind, the lighting tower is compact, lightweight, shock resistant, and features a retractable drawbar, forklift pockets and lifting points. “The unit’s modular design and space-saving properties ensure more efficient transportation – in fact, eight units fit perfectly in a 40-foot cargo container.
“One of its most notable features is the unique mast design, with an internalized hydraulic cylinder – this set-up protects the hydraulics, boosts the mast’s strength and durability, and extends its reach.”
Paul Sowerby describes the NH6000’s usability as effortless and user-friendly. “We put a lot of emphasis on the needs of the end user during the design process, and that’s reflected in the tower’s hydraulic operation, integrated control panel and its technical components.”
The NH600’s Perkins diesel engine meets or exceeds the latest European and US emissions legislation.
Since its Australian launch in October 2008, the NH6000 has been adopted by leading companies including BHP Billiton, Baulderstone, Omega Construction, rental companies such as Coates, and local councils. “Its largest market, however, is international – it’s another leading Australian design making its mark on a global scale,” says Paul Sowerby.
Design award winners will be announced on Friday, June 4. or

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