LED Arch Lighting for the Moses Mabhida Stadium

BEKA has been awarded the LED lighting for the Arch of the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, South Africa, which is the most prestigious LED contract in the Southern Hemisphere.

This Arch, which has a façade height of 6m, and which will reach a height of 110m above the stadium ground, will be the architectural centrepiece of this stadium and will become a tourist highlight, since it will be made accessible to visitors of the City.

This contract will include:

  • The supply of 750m of LED units, comprising a total of 14,832 LEDs, Type OSRAM Golden Dragon.
  • These LEDs are to be controlled by 412 DMX channels, generating a dynamic lighting pattern along the arch of the stadium.
  • BEKA shall be responsible for the design of the LED channels and bracket supports, as well as the design of the LED control units, comprising power supplies and DMX drivers.
  • BEKA will supply and install the supporting DMX Control infrastructure, which ensures the dynamic lighting of the Arch façade.
  • The quality assurance will be given the highest priority, due the accessibility of the arch being extremely limited once complete.
  • All design solutions will be validated by R-Tech, which is the Research & Development Company of the Schréder Group, as well as OSRAM laboratories.
  • BEKA shall also be appointed for the installation and commissioning of this lighting solution.
  • The final value for the complete contract is anticipated to be R4,5 million.

BEKA’s comprehensive solution was chosen, based upon the offered design, manufacture, installation and commissioning for the LED lighting for one of the world’s most challenging show pieces.