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Feb 24, 2012

Manufacturer offers solar lighting solutions

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Luminaire manufacturer Beka has introduced an off-grid standalone solar streetlight package.

The Beka Solar package consists of three primary components - a light-emitting diode (LED) streetlight, a pole-mounted solar box, including battery and intelligent control gea, and solar panels.

The company says it provides the right solar lighting package combination for the appropriate location, as well as sufficient dirt depreciation on the solar panels, as dirt reduces its efficiency. The package also includes reliable batteries with sufficient battery capacity.

The Beka Solar package consists of theft-resistant battery boxes and solar panel frames; and battery boxes, which reduce the heat build-up and provide good operating conditions for batteries.

The maufacturer states that the advantages of LED, combined with the energy efficiency of solar power, result in effective and low-maintenance, energy efficient lighting, suitable for roads in off-grid areas.

Supplied with the solar unit is the company’s South African-designed and -manufactured LEDlume streetlight. It is a high-performance luminaire manufactured from high-quality die cast aluminium and corrosion-resistant LM6 alloy.

The LED’s expected minimum life time is 50 000 to 60 000 hours and the LEDlume reduces maintenance costs, while increasing operational reliability.

The Beka Solar package is available in up to 61 W LED power, providing reliable high light output over a 12- to 14-hour period, with enough autonomy to provide for up to two continuous overcast or rainy days, without compromising its reliable night-time operation.

Edited by: Chanel de Bruyn
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor Online
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