Height: Choose Standard, XT, or Hi-Lite

Dimensions are approximate.

On LENTRY Systems, you choose the height of the telescoping light or lights. All LENTRY Lights are available in standard height or extra tall XT. 650 Optup and V-Spec LEDs are also available as Hi-Lites.

Please note that some of our lights—Optup, V-Spec LED, and 2-Headed—are available with a Quick Release option so that the head may be disconnected from the pole. Without the Quick Release option, Optup, V-Spec LED and 2-Headed lights can be separated from the pole using the proper hex key (allen wrench). 650 ABC, V-Star LED, and Panorama light heads are permanently attached to the pole. All lights (the head and the pole together) may be disconnected from the rest of the unit with the turn of a knob.

The higher the better, if you have the space

The taller the better for scene lighting (flagger lighting, too). The drawback of taller lights are that they take more storage space and weigh a bit more. (Hi-Lites are so tall they are also challenging to set up, so should only be chosen in special cases where very tall lighting is needed.) In general, the higher the light source, the better for illuminating large areas and greater distances. In their stability (thanks to the legs) even as the lights are raised 9 feet and higher, LENTRY Systems can better illuminate large areas than low-sitting conventional generator sets.

The same LENTRY System is shown in both photos at right, with the light aimed directly forward. The light is down in the lower picture and up in the upper picture. With the light down, it is similar in height to that of a standard height unit, showing the difference in light quality between varying heights.

Picture 15: LENTRY model 2WIDEX with a 1500W Panorama XT light, extended up all the way. →

XT light all the way up. Click to enlarge.

Picture 16: LENTRY model 2WIDEX with a 1500W Panorama XT light, not extended. The light head is still a little higher than a standard height light would be. →

XT light at its shortest. Click to enlarge.

Standard Height

“Standard” is our nice way of saying “short.”

LENTRY Units with standard height lights stand about 4.5 feet (56 inches) with legs and lights fully extended.

Standard height lights are often left connected at all times because they are so compact. Lights fold foward, to the side, or over the top to accomodate different storage spaces.

Single FRC LED on an EU1000i generator

Picture 1: Model 1SPECS - 1000W unit with standard height V-Spec LED

Standard height 650W ABC

Picture 4: Standard height 650 ABC light separated from the rest of the LENTRY System

Standard height light systems retract to fit very small storage compartments

Picture 2: Model 1HABCS - 1000W unit with standard height 650 ABC light folded forward

Standard height 1500W light and an EU2000i generator

Picture 5: Model 2WIDES - 2000W system with a standard height Panorama light.

Three standard height LENTRY Light Systems, all with one (single) light.

Picture 3: Three of the 1000 watt LENTRY Systems. These have the EU1000i generator and single, standard height lights, shown fully extended. From left to right: LENTRY models 1HABCS, 1OPUPS, 1SPECS

XT Height

“XT” stands for “eXtra Tall.”

LENTRY Units with XT lights stand about 8.5 to 9 feet tall with the legs and light fully extended.

With just the legs extended and the light down all the way, XT units are still about five and a half feet tall, as shown in Picture 6.

650W FRC XT and EU1000i

Picture 9: LENTRY model 1OPUPX shown.

5'8 person next to a LENTRY Unit with a retracted XT light

Picture 6: Joan, 5 ft 8 in, is standing next to an XT light that is all the way down. Model 2HABCX shown.

XT light connected, retracted

Picture 7: LENTRY Unit with an XT light, completely retracted. Model 2HABCX shown.

2-Headed XT FRC light on EU2000i unit

Picture 8: LENTRY Unit with the 2-Headed light partially extended shown (XT height). Model 2TXHDX

Upgrade to Hi-Lite Height

Two LENTRY Systems, model 2OPUPX and 2SPECX, may be upgraded to Hi-Lites.

James adjusts a 13' tall custom LENTRY Unit, used for flagger lighting and highway lighting

Picture 10: This 13-foot light is tall even when it is retracted! It is probably not a good light for those who are vertically challenged!

James (6'2) stands next to a 13' tall custom LENTRY Unit, used for lighting flaggers

Lead time is four weeks.

LENTRY Systems with Hi-Lites will stand 13 feet tall, with legs and lights fully extended. The minimum height of the light by itself would still be approximately 6 feet long.

At left is a custom 1000W LENTRY System for a customer in the Oregon DOT who needed lighting for flaggers that stood 13 feet high. It features a 650 Optup Hi-Lite. James is 6'-2". We would not recommend extending it to its full height in a windstorm, but it is quite stable because of the LENTRY Legs’ wide footprint. This unit proved so valuable to the first customer that we now offer this upgrade option on LENTRY Scene Lighting Systems with V-Spec LED and 650 Optup lights. (We do not offer Hi-Lite upgrades with the 2-Headed, V-Star, 650 ABC or Panorama lights.)

Please note: Hi-Lites are so tall—even when they are not extended—that they may take two people, one really tall person, or a person and a step ladder to set up!

← Picture 11: James stands next to the LENTRY Hi-Lite System, fully extended, produced for a customer with the Department of Transportation, for use in lighting flaggers.

→ Picture 12: While trying to take photos of upgraded model 2SPECX Hi-Lite, Joan who is 5'-8" tall, was unable to extend it by herself. Ken helped her, and still needed to use a step stool. Ken is over 6' tall.


Hi-Lites are so tall, you may need a second person, a tall person, or a step stool to set them up.

Side by Side: All Heights

Custom LENTRY Units with two or three lights (separate telescoping lights held by dual or triple light bases), can show the relative sizes well.

Pictures 13-15 show LENTRY Units with the EU2000i generator and Dual 650 ABC lights, one standard and one XT. Pictures 16 and 17 show a LENTRY Unit with the EU2000i generator and three lights, one of each height.

Polelights and legs fully extended

Picture 15: Lights and legs fully extended on a custom unit with the EU2000i generator and 650 ABC lights (one standard and one XT).

Triple FRC lights, all retracted

Pictures 16 and 17: EU2000i unit with three lights, one of each height (standard 650 Optup, XT V-Spec LED and Hi-Lite V-Spec LED). All lights are retracted above and fully extended at right.

Triple FRC lights, all extended
EU2000i LENTRY Unit with dual lights, both disconnected

Picture 13: 650 ABC lights, XT and standard height, disconnected
and retracted as short as they will go.

Dual unit with lights connected (one standard and one XT)

Picture 14: If lights are left connected to the rest of the unit, the configurations are endless. This is a custom unit with two 650 ABC lights, one XT and one standard.

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