Balloon Light Cart


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The Wanco Balloon Light Cart is a compact solution for your area lighting needs. It lights up large areas with diffused light, eliminating glare and making night work safer and easier on the eyes. Its small size and simple operation translate to portability and quick deployment. Ideal for road work, police checkpoints and more, a powerful 1000-watt metal halide light provides ample illumination for nighttime work.

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Balloon lights provide diffused light that reduces shadows and eliminates glare, making night work safer and easier on the eyes. They are perfect for night operations by police, fire and rescue, EMS and the military.

Deploying the Wanco Balloon Light is fast and simple with a built-in handle, steerable wheels, pneumatic tires and a hand‑winch for raising the tower. The light operates at any height has its own circuit breaker for protection. The breaker is also used for turning the light on and off. With outriggers deployed, the heavy‑duty steel base and low center of gravity keep the light and telescoping mast stable.

The Wanco Balloon Light Cart can use either commercial power or a portable generator attached to the cart. On commercial power, the light cart works outdoors or indoors. When powered by a generator, it is ideal for outdoor nighttime work of any kind. A choice of Wanco Inverter Generators provide portable power and can be removed and used independently.


  • Glare-free 360-degree illumination
  • Reduced and diffused shadows
  • 16-foot telescoping tower with hand-winch
  • Steerable heavy-duty cart with brake
  • Optional inverter power generator

Common Applications

  • Road construction
  • Flagger stations
  • Police checkpoints
  • Emergency repairs
  • Farming and ranching
  • Disaster response
  • Search and rescue
  • Special events


*When ordering a generator for a light cart you already own, specify whether the generator mounting plate is needed.



Deployed footprint, L × W

77 × 80 in. (196 × 203 cm)

Deployed height, max.

16 ft. 3 in. (4.95 m)

Travel size, L × W × H

47 × 31 × 91 in. (118 × 79 × 230 cm)

Balloon, inflated

43 in. (110cm) diameter
26 in. (66cm) height

Weight, approx.

300 lbs. (136 kg)



One metal halide lamp


110,000 lumens

Power draw

1000 watts

Power supply

Portable generator or commercial AC power
Generator not included


Built-in handle, steerable wheels, and pneumatic tires for portability
Foot-operated parking brake stops cart from rolling when engaged
Four outriggers provide stability in high winds
Operates in inclement weather
Meets DOT diffused-lighting specifications

Specifications subject to change without notice.