Laydown Light Towers for Public Safety


Wanco Light Towers for Public Safety provide an independent light source for public events, emergency response and more. The high-efficiency lights top a telescoping “laydown” tower that lies flat for travel and storage while rising up to 30 feet when deployed. Choose four LED or metal halide light fixtures, which can be aimed independently without the use of tools. Dual balloon lights are also available. The lights operate at any height and the mast can rotate 360 degrees, even while extended. Portable light towers are a proven tool for police, fire and rescue and more.


  • Easy to tow and deploy
  • Reliable proven design
  • LED, metal halide or balloon lights
  • Lights operate at any height
  • Tower rotates nearly 360 degrees, even while lights are raised


  • High-efficiency light fixtures keep maximum light on the job longer, increasing safety
  • Durable fixtures ensure longevity and dependability
  • Two outriggers and four leveling jacks provide stability
  • 6kW 60Hz generator
  • Tier 4 Final diesel engine includes glow-plug preheat system for improved cold-weather starting
  • Fuel capacity of 30 gallons provides extended run times of up to 120 hours


  • Rotating tower reduces the need to frequently move the light tower trailer
  • Lockable, weather-resistant, steel cabinet protects engine and electrical components from the elements
  • Control panel features hour meter, 120-volt GFCI receptacle for powering external equipment, and circuit breakers for on/off functionality and protection
  • Automatic shutdown system protects engine from damage due to low oil pressure and high coolant temperature
  • Translucent polyethylene fuel tank provides instant view of fuel level, eliminating the need for a fuel gauge
  • Exclusive hinged top panel provides unimpeded access to engine, generator and electrical components



  • 350-watt LED lights
  • 480-watt LED lights
  • Metal halide lights
  • LED balloon lights

Tower lift

  • Dual power winches


  • Kubota
  • Mitsubishi

Other options

  • 240V twist-lock receptacle
  • Auto start/stop controller
  • Cold weather start package
  • Emergency-stop button

Some options may not be available for aftermarket installation. Please consult factory.


Operating weight

Approx. 1800 lbs. (815kg)



MIG welded, unibody-style


Oven-baked powder coating

Tow hitch

Combo-hitch for 2-inch ball or 2 1/2-inch pintle hook



Lights* — 350-watt LEDs


Four 350W LED fixtures

Luminous flux

52,525 lm per fixture
210,100 lm total


34,605 sq ft (3215 m²)
0.7946 acre

Lights* — 480-watt LEDs


Four 480 W LED fixtures

Luminous flux

61,205 lm per fixture
244,820 lm total


38,490 sq ft (3576 m²)
0.8836 acre

Lights* — Metal halide


Four 1000W metal halide lamps

Luminous flux

86,850 lm per lamp
347,400 lm total initial intensity


38,140 sq ft (3545 m²)
0.8754 acre

Lights* — Balloon lights


Two 650 W LED balloon lights
360-degree beam angle

Luminous flux

65,000 lm per balloon
130,000 lm total

Coverage, ≥0.5 fc

14,080 sq ft (1308 m²)
0.3233 acre

Output power


6 kW


120 V


50 A


60 Hz

Voltage regulation

±6%, no load to full load

Power system

Engine type

Tier 4 Final diesel, 3-cylinder, 4-cycle, liquid-cooled

Engine speed

1800 rpm

Generator type

Brushless, class H

Generator wattage

6 kW


12 Vdc, 550 CCA

Max. power output

12.2 to 15.4 hp (9.1 to 11.5 kW)*


58.09 to 68.53 in³ (952 to 1123 cm³)*

Sound level

71 dB @ 23 ft (7m) at max. load

Fuel tank capacity

30 gal (114 L)

Fuel consumption

0.25 to 0.49 gal/hr (0.096 to 1.86 L/h)*

Runtime before refueling*

350W LEDs:  approx. 120 hrs
480W LEDs:  approx. 97 hrs
Metal halide:  approx. 92 hrs

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*Depending on model.
**Total coverage ≥ 0.5 fc with lights at 30 feet and fixtures tilted 15° down from vertical.
Specifications subject to change without notice.