Wanco WLTS-M-1600H Hybrid Solar Light Tower


The Wanco WLTS-M-1600H Hybrid Solar Light Tower adds backup power to the extensive list of features provided by our solar-only light towers. A diesel engine charges the batteries when needed. Ultra-bright LED lights can be individually programmed for automatic operation and desired brightness from 10 to 100 percent. A 7‑inch full-color touchscreen controller enables highly customizable autonomous operation and makes manual operation easy.

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  • Four dimmable LED light fixtures
  • Ten levels of brightness from 10% to 100%
  • Telescoping 24-foot tower
  • Deploys with a single hand-crank winch
  • Unprecedented power efficiency
  • Long runtime
  • Automatic and manual operating modes
  • Battery powered
  • Automatic solar charging
  • Sound-attenuated diesel power backup
  • Smart MPPT solar charge controller
  • Deluxe Remote Power Management system includes 5-year cellular service
  • Bluetooth app and touchscreen controller for local power management
  • Adjustable-tilt solar array
  • All welded structural steel trailer
  • Folding drawbar for compact storage
  • Maintenance-free AGM batteries
  • Heavy-duty secure battery box
Power Efficient

All of Wanco’s Programmable Solar Light Towers feature unprecedented power-efficiency that ensures longer runtimes with the brightest illumination and the least energy consumption. Batteries provide power and an automated solar-based charging system keeps the batteries charged. The system’s state-of-the-art Smart MPPT controller, together with monocrystalline half-cut cell solar panels, provides up to 30% more charging capacity, maximizing every available amp for optimal charging efficiency.

Power Management

Wanco’s Programmable Hybrid Solar Light Tower offers a number of choices for sophisticated power monitoring and management, with both local and remote access.

A touchscreen interface provides local access at the trailer, while a full-featured mobile app uses a Bluetooth connection for enhanced local power management. The Deluxe Power Management package, included with the hybrid light tower, provides remote power monitoring and control through a cloud-based service and cellular access. This web-based portal also allows remote on/off control of the light tower lights.

  • True battery state-of-charge
  • Convenient time remaining feature
  • Remote power monitoring and management
  • Bluetooth app for local remote control
  • Extensive performance history
Hybrid Backup Power

For seasons and locations with limited sunlight, the hybrid model adds reliable diesel backup power. The light tower’s diesel engine charges the batteries when solar alone cannot keep up with demand. The engine runs automatically to keep the batteries charged, and the power control system optimizes engine run time to ensure maximum number of run cycles before refueling is necessary. Environmental features include sound-attenuated enclosure and exhaust, and integrated fluid containment.

A Bluetooth app and touchscreen controller provide enhanced local power management. The Deluxe Remote Power Management package is also included, offering online access to a sophisticated power monitoring and control portal.


Exceptional programmability provides you with the flexibility and versatility of fully automated operation or manual control. You can press a button to turn all the lights on or off at once, or set one or more programs to run automatically. Program the lights to turn on and off individually or all together. Auto-on and -off settings include time of day, ambient light and other options. For even greater autonomy, automatic operation can be scheduled for specific days or calendar dates.


Four high-efficiency, high-output, dimmable light fixtures top the 24-foot telescoping tower. The tower rotates nearly 360 degrees without lowering the lights, which operate at any height. The lights can be individually aimed without the use of tools, and they stay where you point them. The tower remains vertical at all times, and the trailer’s low center of gravity keeps the tower stable.

Touchscreen Control

Wanco’s Programmable Solar Light Towers provide you with the flexibility and versatility of fully automated operation or manual control. Set programs to run automatically, or turn lights on and off with a single “Quick Select” button. Lights can be individually programmed for manual or automatic operation and any of ten brightness levels. Configure each light individually or all four together with the

  • Exceptional programmability
  • Automatic and manual operating modes
  • Simple on/off controls
  • Full-color 7-inch touchscreen controller
  • Multilevel security
Power controller

An advanced touchscreen interface on the control panel is standard. It provides access to all power performance information and power system controls.

Remote Monitoring & Control

The Deluxe package provides a real-time look at power performance, allowing you to monitor, manage and optimize the power system remotely. Use live and historical data to make informed decisions and adjust the light tower operation. Set alerts and alarms to catch potential issues early. Toggle power to the lights on and off remotely when necessary. This package is standard on hybrid models, and includes 5-year cellular service.

Bluetooth app

The remote power management app for smartphones provides the same functions as the Deluxe package. Use it to connect remotely within Bluetooth range of the light tower. The app is free and can be downloaded from your phone’s app store.