BEKASUN luminaires along Dar es Salaam’s BRT route.

Optimum Lighting Solution for BRT Route in Dar es Salaam

BEKA Schréder is proud to have supplied a cost-effective lighting solution for the long awaited bus rapid transit (BRT) system in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. This transit system is part of the “Second Central Transport Corridor Project“, the purpose of which is to support Tanzania’s economic growth by providing enhanced transport facilities.

The implementation of the BRT system consists of six phases, with the first phase being completed and began operations on 10 May 2016. This first phase of the project has a total length of 21.1 kilometres with dedicated bus lanes on three trunk routes with a total of 29 stations. Since the BRT system operates until late at night, adequate lighting levels were an essential part of this development in order to make commuters feel safe when using this service at night.

BEKA Schréder was awarded the tender to supply in excess of 1000 BEKASUN 250W streetlight luminaires on 10m stepped galvanised surface mounted poles. BEKA Schréder was the successful supplier since they were able to provide the client with the most cost-effective lighting solution per kilometre. Through the assistance of BEKA Schréder Applications Department, the original lighting design was significantly optimised by decreasing the amount of luminaires and poles needed, yet still achieving optimum lighting levels and uniformity.

The BEKnew BRT route is clearly visible from the skies.ASUN 250W luminaires were supplied with 4Y lamp technology, which offers increased lamp life, and a substantial increase in lumen output. By optimising the reflector system together with the 4Y lamp, the above-mentioned project used considerably less poles and luminaires per kilometre than any competitor, thus reducing capital cost and operating cost.

BEKA Schréder locally develops and manufactures lighting products, designed and suitable for the harsh environmental conditions found on the African continent. We are very proud to be associated with Achelis in providing a successful lighting solution for this project.

For further enquiries, contact Paulo Mamede at 011 238 0038 or p.mamede@beka-schreder.co.za.