Monday, August 31, 2015

What is the Life Expectancy of the Light Bulbs on my Portable Light Tower?

metal halide light tower bulbsOne of the more frequent questions we get from light tower operators involves the life expectancy of the light tower bulbs. Most units nowadays feature metal halide bulbs which are extremely energy efficient, saving you time and money. You can expect these bulbs to perform up to manufacturer's standards and suggested life expectancies when used under "normal" conditions:

  • 1,000-watt metal halide bulbs - 10,000 hours
  • 1,250-watt metal halide bulbs - 7,000 hours
Whether your intention is to purchase or rent a portable light tower, there are few guidelines you shoud follow. In order to get the most out of each and every halide light bulb, make sure you purchase OEM bulbs from the manufacturer of your specific light tower. Store them in a clean environment and handle them with gloves as the natural oil from our hands can cause them to burn at higher temperatures, thus decreasing life expectancy.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Durante Rentals Selected to the Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing U.S. Companies for Third Straight Year

Adam Zunic
Durante Rentals LLC


Durante Rentals Selected to the Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest-Growing U.S. Companies for Third Straight Year

Durante Rentals Ranks #1869 on the 2015 Inc. 5000
With Three-Year Sales Growth of 212%

NEW YORK, August 18, 2015 -- Inc. Magazine has ranked Durante Rentals #1869 (#91 in Construction) on its 34th annual Inc. 5000 List, an exclusive ranking of the nation's 5000 fastest-growing privately owned companies.

This most recent nomination is the third year in a row Durante Rentals has made the prestigious list – a difficult feat for any growing company. Durante Rentals was ranked #2098 in 2014 and #1879 in 2013 respectively.

Durante Rentals joins some familiar faces on the list such as Kabbage and Optima Tax Relief along with other multi-year winners such as GoDaddy, Tiger Fitness and Stone Brewing Company. According to the magazine, the 2015 Inc. 5000 is the most competitive group in the list's history which dates back to 1982. You can see a complete list of past and present winners on the Inc. website.

Durante Rentals three year growth was an astounding 212% and even more impressive they added 27 new jobs in the same period to the local New York economy. “Consistent and steady growth is difficult to maintain. We are extremely proud of our team and how year-after-year they somehow find another gear to improve financial performance without losing the camaraderie, corporate culture, and values which are so important to us. In the end, it’s all about our people,” said Christopher Jones, CFO of Durante Rentals.

About Durante Rentals
Founded in 2009 by three entrepreneurs, Durante Rentals is the most trusted name in construction equipment and tool rentals in the NY tri-state area. With the core values of Speed, Convenience and Culture, general contractors look to Durante for all their equipment needs including excavators, skid steers, light towers, generators, compressors, forklifts, air tools, boom lifts and more. With four convenient locations and counting, their geographic footprint continues to expand while servicing all five boroughs of NYC, Westchester, Rockland County, Connecticut and New Jersey. For more information about Durante Rentals, visit For more information about their subdivision, New York Takeuchi, visit

About Inc. and the Inc. 5000
The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, Inc’s nationally-recognized list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders.

The four New York Durante Rentals Locations -
Flushing Queens, Elmsford, Mt. Vernon and The Bronx