• Introducing the OMNISTAR MICRO/MINI

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      BEKA Schréder is excited to announce the launch of the OMNISTAR MICRO and MINI. Together with the MIDI and MAXI, the OMNISTAR family is now complete.  

      This LED floodlight range is available in the standard stirrup mount version and an optional pole mount version. This versatility makes it suitable for use in various environments, which include outdoor general area and perimeter floodlighting, mining areas, food and beverage, manufacturing and processing plants.

      The OMNISTAR range has not only been developed for performance and reliability, but also with quality of light output in mind. Furthermore, the added advantages of an LED solution are provided: low energy consumption, improved visibility with white light, limited maintenance, and longer life.

      Key advantages of the OMNISTAR MICRO/MINI include:

      • Designed and manufactured in South Africa
      • Highly efficient and energy saving
      • White light with a high colour rendering index
      • Designed to operate LED light sources of up to 103W without reducing the useful lifetime of up to 80 000 hours, at a lumen depreciation of not more than 30% (L70)
      • Ta of up to 40°C
      • Slim, aesthetical design optimised for LED characteristics
      • Designed to replace conventional HID and CFL floodlight luminaires
      • Easy to install
      • Surge protection 10kV/10kA

      Whether used for warehouses, industrial halls, loading bays, recreational sport applications, façade or general area lighting, the OMNISTAR MICRO and MINI offer the ideal LED floodlighting solution.

      For further enquiries, contact Grant Combrink at 011 238 0000 or g.combrink@beka-schreder.co.za

  • Solar Lighting for Holbaai

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      Holbaai is a beach close to Melkbos, a beautiful seaside village on the north-western fringe of the Cape Town Metropolis. It is well known for its tranquillity, wide white beach, water sports and west-coast hospitality. Holbaai has recently received its first solar lighting installation.

      A lighting solution was needed for the Holbaai to enhance visitors’ feeling of safety and wellbeing, and since there is no electrical supply close by, a solar lighting solution was the only option. The BEKA SOLAR was the lighting solution chosen for this project.

      The locally designed and manufactured BEKA SOLAR has been optimised to offer the most customizable solar solution for road and urban applications. This solar street light for outdoor residential and public applications gives you a full customizable option to suit all off-grid solar lighting requirements.

      The BEKA SOLAR, combined with the ZIYA luminaire, provides a reliable lighting solution with a high Ingress Protection level (IP 65) that withstands high ambient temperatures and vandalism (IK 10). The ZIYA range is a sustainable off-grid performer with a superior lumen/watt ratio.

      Furthermore, each luminaire has a motion detector installed. When there is no movement, the light dims down to a low light level without compromising on security in the parking area. As soon as there is movement, the light ramps up to full output.

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      The photovoltaic process is optimized by efficient Polycrystalline solar module technology to maximise solar energy. This in turn offers the best energy storage options and autonomy available on the market with our range of battery options, namely Lead, Lithium and the new SuperCapacitor. This SuperCapacitor removes the depth of discharge (DOD) issues, and furthermore offers extended life and discharge cycles.

      Controlling the whole system and using this solar energy by programming the MPPT charge controllers protects and optimizes the system from any internal and external factors, like thermal environmental changes when charging the batteries.

      The BEKA SOLAR offers the following key advantages:

      • It has been designed to operate reliably at a high light output over a 12 to 14 hour period
      • It has sufficient autonomy to cater for up to four continuous overcast or rainy days, to continue its reliable night operation
      • Integrated solar components
      • Theft and vandal resistant
      • Specifically engineered for all geographical locations in Africa
      • Various battery technologies available to meet specific customer requirements

      BEKA Schréder locally develops and manufactures energy-efficient LED lighting products, designed and suitable for local conditions. We are very proud to be associated with CDE Supplies and City of Cape Town in providing a successful solar lighting solution for this project.

      For further enquiries, contact Therlo Brown at 021 510 8900 or t.brown@beka-schreder.co.za

  • BEKA Schréder’s Solar Lighting Webinar

      BEKA Schréder presented the solar lighting system webinar, focusing on PV panels.

      The webinar took place on Thursday, 6 August 2020 and was followed by a Q&A session.

      We invite you to view the webinar here:

  • Introducing the ECOBAY

      BEKA Schréder is excited to announce the launch of the ECOBAY, an LED lowbay and highbay lighting range with a high return on investment.

      The ECOBAY is the ideal luminaire for lighting industrial facilities at optimized light levels. It delivers the best solution for lowbay and highbay applications.

      The ECOBAY offers substantial energy savings, high performance and is able to operate at high ambient temperatures. It will meet all your expectations in a valued investment. Available with four typical lumen packages and various light distributions, the ECOBAY is perfectly suited for multiple indoor lighting applications.

      The ECOBAY not only lowers your initial investment. It maximises it by providing a comfortable environment for your staff while limiting energy consumption to what is absolutely necessary. Thanks to its reliable performance, low dust accumulation and no need for relamping and regular maintenance, the ECOBAY is the luminaire of choice.

      Key advantages of the ECOBAY include:

      • Designed and manufactured in South Africa
      • Available with a clear glass or polycarbonate protector or with an opaque polycarbonate protector
      • Highly efficient and energy saving (replaces up to 400W HID light sources)
      • Very flexible: Available for lowbay or highbay applications
      • Available with optional IP 66 rated connectors
      • Optimised heatsink design by means of vertical ribs for heat dissipation for up to 210W
      • Anti-rotation fixation possible
      • Designed to operate LED light sources of up to 210W in an ambient temperature (Tq) environment of at least 25°C, without reducing the useful lifetime of up to 100 000 hours, at a lumen depreciation of not more than 30% (L70)
      • Ta of up to 45°C
      • Long lifetime and low maintenance, no lamp replacement for more than 10 years
      • Various optical solutions available
      • Suitable for very low Unified Glare Rating (UGR) requirements
      • Flicker-free lighting

      Whether used for illuminating industrial halls, warehouses, assembly lines, retails areas, service stations or sport areas, the ECOBAY offers the ideal LED lighting solution.

      For further enquiries, contact Grant Combrink at 011 238 0000 or g.combrink@beka-schreder.co.za

  • Energy Efficiency Award for Green Point Athletics Stadium Lighting

      BEKA Schréder is proud to be involved in the award-winning LED lighting retrofit project for the Green Point Athletics Stadium. At the 2019 ECA(SA) Presidential Excellence Awards, elex khanyisa Electrical Contractors received the Best Contributor to Energy Efficiency award for this project, with BEKA Schréder supplying the locally manufactured LED floodlights.

      The project in question is the retrofit of the Green Point Athletics Stadium track and pitch floodlighting with high efficiency LED floodlighting. This project was tasked by the City of Cape Town under the Detailed Energy Audits and Lighting Efficiency Interventions at Council Facilities contract, the purpose being primarily to decrease the energy demand of the facility but also to increase the value of the Stadium as a City asset.

      The Green Point Athletics Stadium was partially demolished before the 2010 FIFA World Cup to make way for the Cape Town Stadium, after which it was refurbished. This facility is a strategic asset, reconstructed as a recreational facility for the public to enjoy. The LED retrofit of this facility has reinstated it to high-quality, having ample lighting at lower operating costs. This upgrade is expected to attract new opportunities for the stadium in terms of international sporting events.

      The project entailed replacing 35 2kW high-intensity discharge floodlights with lower wattage LED floodlights, while achieving the same or higher quality light on the track and pitch. elex khanyisa presented a lighting design to the City which increased the lighting levels and lighting quality, while reducing the power demand of the system by 23kW, a 33% reduction in load. The design work was a collaborative effort between elex khanyisa project manager Jamie Pothier, Grant Kemp and Therlo Brown from BEKA Schréder, and Senior Professional Officer Oliver Stotko from the City of Cape Town.

      “This forms part of the City of Cape Town’s overall LED retrofitting programme which has been ongoing for almost a decade. The City of Cape Town’s emphasis on cost- and energy efficiency, while honouring a climate-friendlier way of operating, remains an important driving force to enable a more future-fit development pathway for Cape Town,” said the City’s Sustainable Energy Markets Department, Senior Professional Officer Oliver Stotko.

      The benefits of LED floodlights over the existing HID floodlights include:

      • Lower rated wattage of lights (existing floodlight is 2kW while LED floodlight would be 1.5kW)
      • Reduced maintenance costs (LED floodlights are likely to last three times longer than existing metal halide lights)
      • LED floodlights switch on immediately, while existing floodlights have a 15-30min warm-up period
      • LED floodlights have much lower inrush currents when switching on – maximum demand is predominantly influenced by this at the stadium
      • Existing floodlights result in very low power factor (0.8) and consequent high maximum demand when in operation, while the new LED floodlights have a much lower influence on power factor (0.98)

      BEKA Schréder locally develops and manufactures LED lighting products, designed and suitable for African conditions. We are very proud to be associated with elex khanyisa electrical contractors and the City of Cape Town in providing a successful LED floodlighting solution for this prestigious project.

      For further enquiries, contact Grant Kemp at 021 510 8900 or g.kemp@beka-schreder.co.za

  • Introducing the OMNIflood

      BEKA Schréder is excited to announce the launch of the OMNIflood, an aesthetically pleasing and high-performing LED floodlight.

      The aesthetic design of the OMNIflood, in combination with a variety of optical distributions, makes it versatile and thus the perfect choice for a number of different applications. The OMNIflood is the ideal tool to replace a range of floodlights equipped with traditional discharge lamps.

      We offer the standard version covered in clear glass. However, for a higher impact resistance rating of IK 08, we can offer a framed version.

      Key advantages of the OMNIflood include:

      • Designed and manufactured in South Africa
      • Designed to operate LED light sources of up to 138W in an ambient temperature (Tq) environment of up to 25˚C, without reducing the useful lifetime of 80 000 hours, at a lumen depreciation of not more than 30% (L70B10)
      • White light with a high colour rendering index
      • Easy access for installation and replacement of components
      • High-efficient LED light sources with various optical distributions available
      • High energy savings compared to systems with traditional discharge lamps due to precise light control
      • FutureProof: smart upgradability
      • Long lifetime and low maintenance
      • Versatile mounting options available
      • Surge protection 10kV/10kA

      Whether used for area lighting, security lighting, warehouses, service stations or for accent and architectural lighting, the OMNIflood offers the ideal LED lighting solution.

      For further enquiries, contact Grant Combrink at 011 238 0000 or g.combrink@beka-schreder.co.za

  • BEKA Schréder’s Introduction to Street Lighting Design Basics Webinar

      BEKA Schréder’s Introduction to Street Lighting Design Basics, presenting the basic fundamentals on how to interpret street lighting designs.

      This is the first webinar in the series.

      The webinar took place on Thursday, 9 July 2020 and was followed by a Q&A session.

      We invite you to view the webinar here: