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Blue Vigil announces Autonomous Aerial LED portable light

March 1, 2023  By Blue Line Staff

Mar. 1, 2023, Sterling, VA. – Blue Vigil recently announced its new Autonomous Aerial LED (ALED) portable light, designed to make nighttime sites safer and more productive. The person-portable light was recently awarded the 2023 Innovation Award at the American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) trade show.

“Currently, towed light towers are the de-facto standard for a majority of nighttime roadside, bridge, overpass and other horizontal construction sites. However, they do a poor job of illuminating work scenes due to the inherent limitation in the tower height and lack of flexibility in placement. We have a better, and safer, solution to answer what will soon become known as ‘yesterday’s problems,’” said Robert Schumann, CEO, Blue Vigil.

Blue Vigil’s ALED is engineered to be a compact area lighting system that mounts a high-intensity LED array on a tethered Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), also known as a drone, positioning the light 40 ft (12 m) up to 100 ft (30.5 m) above a job site for as long as needed. The ALED is said to put over 8,000 sq ft (743 sq m) of light on the ground.

The base is 30 in wide, 42 in long, and 24 in in depth. Because it can be moved and positioned, it reduces the need to have heavy light towers stationed in areas where they aren’t always needed.


Production is planned for late Q4 2023/early Q1 2024. Contact for more information.

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