generator sets with telescoping lights - 2 heights shown in 3 photos.

Left: James with a standard height model 1OPUPS.
Middle: XT model 1OPUPX with light down but legs extended.
Right: XT model 1OPUPX with light extended.
Hi-Lite is not shown.

LENTRY Light Heights: Standard, XT, or Hi-Lite

Dimensions are approximate. For condensed info, see the Specs page.

Gasoline-powered LENTRY Light Towers come in three heights:

The taller the better for scene lighting (flagger lighting, too). You can light your feet with just about anything, but if you need to light everything else, you need a LENTRY System with light beaming from above.

The higher the light source, the larger the area lit. Elevating the light source makes the difference between lighting a small area work and lighting a large scene, as LENTRY Systems do. The taller the light, the less shadowing of the ground also, which reduces visual interference (especially in high stress situations) and worker fatigue.

LENTRY Systems combine height with unrestricted placement from all-terrain legs, for ideal positioning, giving you bright without blinding.

Being able to raise the light above the ground, even just a few feet, makes all the difference in overcoming obstacles. All LENTRY Systems aim light over common blocks like tall grass, guardrails, and up/down steep inclines.

For large areas, LENTRY Lights of any height—standard, XT or Hi-Lite—are a superior solution to low-sitting, conventional generator sets. LENTRY Lights are the missing link in the spectrum between flashlights and tow-behind, road-bound generator light towers.

James with a LENTRY System disconnected

All LENTRY light heads are removable from the pole if they have the new Quick Release option and all telescoping poles disconnect from the rest of the unit.

Standard Height Lights

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

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

Single V-Spec LED on an EU1000i generator

Right: Model 1OPUPS holds its head above the brush.

Consider the popular on-the-ground generator sets...

All Terrain Scene Light in the deep brush where a gen-set will not work

...How useful would a conventional gas-powered flashlight be in tall grass?

All-Terrain Scene Light on a hillside

Above: James aims 1OPUPS down a steep hill.

LENTRY Units with standard height lights stand about 4.5 feet (56 inches) with legs and lights fully extended. This does not seem like much, but it’s often all you need to overcome obstacles and light the scene. Just a few feet make all the difference in function and versatility when you need to see past brush or over a guardrail.

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.



XT Height Lights

“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.

2 heights of generator towers illustrated

Ken stands next to a custom model, 2SPECXXS,
with two XT poles and one standard. One of the XTs is fully extended while the other is retracted all the way. The standard height pole is fully extended. Click to enlarge.


Bright, portable scene lighting: Model 1OPUPX

LENTRY model 1OPUPX shown.

Portable scene lighting for utilities, construction, emergency, law enforcement...

LENTRY Unit with an XT light, completely retracted. Model 1SPECX shown.

Extra Tall 2-Headed Optup light

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

Upgrade to Hi-Lite Height Lights

There are 3 Hi-Lite LENTRY Systems available: models 2OPUPH, 2STARH, and 2SPECH. LENTRY Hi-Lites are especially well suited for flagger lighting, though many models of all-terrain LENTRY Systems can be used in this manner.

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

↑ Above: 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 stand 13 feet tall, with legs and lights fully extended. The length of the telescoping light, by itself, is still approximately 6 feet! Hi-Lites are so tall they can be challenging to set up, so should only be chosen in special cases where very tall lighting is needed.

At left is a custom LENTRY System for a customer in the Oregon DOT who needed lighting for flaggers that stood 13 feet high. It features a Hi-Lite height Optup halogen. 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 three Hi-Lite models.

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!

← Left: 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.

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

↑ Above: 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.

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