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Industrial and Commercial Lighting

Installed lighting system reduces electricity consumption

By: Kimberley Smuts     19th February 2016 Branded electrical equipment and industrial instrumentation suppliers Magnet Group – sole distributors for  Mars light-emitting diode (LED) Lighting System –  were appointed technology suppliers for the installation of an energy efficient lighting management system for a Boxer Superstores... 

Interactive lighting solution attracts interest from various projects

By: Kimberley Smuts     19th February 2016 Since the launch of its Shuffle one-pole lighting column in October, luminaires manufacturer Beka Schréder has received a number of enquiries for various projects at universities, playgrounds and fitness parks. Beka Schréder marketing manager Sibusiso Skosana tells Engineering News that the... 

Interactive lighting  solution attracts interest from various projects
SHUFFLE LIGHTING COLUMN The different features that the Shuffle incorporates is aimed at connecting people to their social environments

Light-testing laboratory aims to obtain Sanas accreditation

By: Kimberley Smuts     19th February 2016 State-owned power utility Eskom’s Swan Edison Illumination Laboratory is in the process of obtaining accreditation from the South African National Accreditation System (Sanas) to enter the commercial and residential lighting market. Eskom opened the laboratory in 2014, at its Research and... 

Light-testing laboratory aims  to obtain Sanas accreditation
Photo by Kimberley Smuts
SWAN EDISON ILLUMINATION LAB Eskom opened the laboratory at its Research and Innovation Centre in Rosherville to test and verify the performance of lamps and luminaires

BE Lite Technologies

     20th February 2015 BE Lite Technologies manufactures and distributes light-emitting diode (LED) lights and employs a dynamic engineer who is able to develop custom-designed lights. The company currently provides a number of products for the mining industry, but aims to become more involved in other industries. The... 

BE Lite Technologies

Companies collaborate to establish lighting lab

     20th February 2015 In cooperation with electrical solutions company Magnet, lighting solutions provider Energywise Systems has established a specialist lighting service laboratory in Riverhorse Valley, Durban, which offers complete photometric, electric and thermal testing for light sources and luminaires.... 

Companies collaborate  to establish lighting lab
LIGHTING LABORATORY Energywise's lighting laboratory’s service and equipment are available from the company for hire or purchase

Newly launched LED products well received

By: Pimani Baloyi     20th February 2015 Johannesburg-based luminaire designer and manufacturer Beka Schréder has registered significant growth in the past year, having recently secured various contracts in the municipal, industrial, mining, floodlighting and solar light-emitting diode (LED) lighting sectors for its newly launched LED... 

Newly launched LED products well received
LIGHTING TECHNOLOGY In the past 12 months, Beka Schréder has designed and manufactured more than eight new light-emitting diode products

Upgraded system saves lighting supplier up to 60% in energy costs

By: Pimani Baloyi     20th February 2015 Electrical systems supplier Legrand has upgraded its lighting and motion management system to incorporate an additional dimming functionality, as well as a switch sensor, or motion management system, says sales manager Johan Bosch. He tells Engineering News that the system’s new features ensure... 

Upgraded system saves lighting supplier up to 60% in energy costs
SYSTEM UPGRADE Legrand’s lighting and motion system, which reduces the time the lights are left on unnecessarily

LED market shows dynamic growth

By: Dylan Slater     21st February 2014 Johannesburg-based luminaire designer and manufacturer Beka Schréder says the light-emitting diode (LED) market is showing highly dynamic development, particularly in the areas of general lighting. 

LED market shows dynamic growth
KOLOMELA MINE Beka Schréder industrial lighting products installed at Anglo American Kolomela iron-ore mine

LEDs for aesthetic performance

By: Dylan Slater     21st February 2014 Light-emitting diode (LED) solutions were chosen as part of the aesthetic upgrades for the stores of cellular services provider MTN. Designers and manufacturers of LED solutions LED Lighting South Africa (SA) worked with MTN’s store design team for the first time at the end of 2012 to use LED... 

LEDs for aesthetic  performance
LED TECHNOLOGIES The latest light-emitting diode technologies, lenses and power-supply technology are sourced to provide the newest technology

Company aims to expand growth in lighting sector

By: Yolandi Booyens     22nd February 2013 Technology manufacturer Samsung, which currently has a market share in the lighting industry of about 6%, aims to increase this number by entering the retail market early this year following the successful roll-out of its light-emitting diode (LED) retrofit lamps in February 2012. Research report... 

Environment-friendly lighting technology launched

     22nd February 2013 Lighting supplier GlacialLight, a division of the Taiwanese technology manufacturer, GlacialTech, announced in January the addition of GL-FL30S-V2, a 28 W AC-input light-emitting diode (LED) floodlight with Philips Lumileds LED chips and passive infrared (PIR) motion sensor to its popular range... 

Improved safety and efficiency possible with new technology

By: Yolandi Booyens     22nd February 2013 Automotive manufacturer Control Instruments Automotive (CI Automotive), a wholly owned subsidiary of the JSE-listed Control Instruments Group, aims to sell 10 000 units of the Vision X range, with its light-emitting diode (LED) technology, by the end of this year. Since the local launch of Vision... 

Increased need for lighting innovation knowledge

By: Yolandi Booyens     22nd February 2013 Shifting from traditional to modern lighting technologies requires a significant capital outlay, which compels lighting companies to ensure that buyers are adequately informed on the advantages, longevity and cost savings of new energy-saving technologies, states building exhibition and resource... 

LED-based lighting system available for powerless regions

     22nd February 2013 Schneider Electric announced in January the local availability of In-Diya – a highly energy efficient light-emitting diode- (LED-) based lighting system, to provide lighting to people living with no or unreliable electricity. In-Diya is a specially designed LED-based lighting system that provides... 

Presence detector helps save on lighting costs

By: Yolandi Booyens     22nd February 2013 EBDHS is an increased-performance passive infrared presence detector by electronics manufacturer CP Electronics, which was developed for lighting control in areas with occupied spaces and increased mounting heights. As a result, it can greatly contribute towards energy savings by only emitting... 

Product assists industry amid skills and energy shortage

By: Yolandi Booyens     22nd February 2013 The lighting industry continues to transition from traditional light sources to solid-state light sources of light-emitting diode (LED) technologies, owing to their efficiency and durability, luminaire manufacturer Beka MD Johann Schleritzko tells Engineering News. Beka locally designed and... 

Project to save mall about R2m over three years

By: Yolandi Booyens     22nd February 2013 The Maponya Mall project, which entails a shopping complex in Soweto that replaced its fluorescent lighting with light-emitting diode (LED) technology, will have achieved energy reduction savings of 81% by completion in February 2013 that amounted to saving about R2-million over a three-year... 

Company delivers energy efficiency lighting project

     24th February 2012 Electrical equipment and industrial instrumentation supplier Magnet Group has completed a lighting upgrade project for paint manufacturer Dulux to reduce the energy consumption, load and associated costs of its Umbogintwini plant in KwaZulu-Natal. 

Hospitality industry to benefit from LED technology 

     24th February 2012 Lighting manufacturer Philips has launched a new light-emitting diode (LED) lamp dimming feature aimed at decreasing the hospitality industry’s carbon footprint, as well as its energy bills. 

Lighting art installation raises awareness

     24th February 2012 Electronics and electrical engineering firm Siemens and lighting company Osram partnered to create an art installation for the seventeenth Conference of the Parties (COP 17), last year, to symbolise their commitment to a sustainable future.  

Manufacturer offers solar lighting solutions

     24th February 2012 Luminaire manufacturer Beka has introduced an off-grid standalone solar streetlight package. 

Multimillion-rand lighting project to be completed in April

     24th February 2012 High-mast lighting manufacturer Lighting Structures is undertaking a R12-million contract to design, manufacture, supply and install a range of high-mast lighting, along with civil works and electrics at State-owned power utility Eskom's Medupi power station in Lephalale, Limpopo.  

Electronics manufacturer expands energy efficient lighting range

By: Tracy Hancock     18th February 2011 With the global trend towards energy-efficient lighting and South Africa’s electricity generation challenge, electrical and electronics distributor and manufacturer ACDC Dynamics has increased its range of light-emitting diode (LED) products and has introduced induction lighting to its range.  

Industry still focused on reducing energy costs

By: Tracy Hancock     18th February 2011 Reducing the energy costs associated with lighting has been the main driver of change in the lighting industry, while the new Consumer Protection Act, coming into effect on April 1, will see industry and consumers becoming more aware of the environment and energy-efficient lighting, says... 

Installation of intelligent lighting systems gains traction 

By: Tracy Hancock     18th February 2011 The lighting industry has seen an increase in the installation of energy-efficient intelligent lighting systems, says Illumination Engineering Society of South Africa (Iessa) president Trevor Milne. “This is as a result of multinationals being given the mandate to go green and reduce their... 

Understanding industrial and mining environments important for efficient lighting

By: Tracy Hancock     18th February 2011 The most important aspect of installing any lighting solution, especially in the industrial and mining sectors, is to understand the environment in which the luminaire is to be installed, says manufacturer of luminaires Beka project support manager Jason Smith. “When selecting a product for an... 

Electricity supply challenges encourage renewed focus on lighting

By: Lindsey Berry     19th February 2010  

Localised lighting control can increase efficiency

By: Lindsey Berry     19th February 2010  

Solar lighting solution 
developed for South Africa 

By: Lindsey Berry     19th February 2010 Locally produced solar powered lighting systems, developed for use in rural areas and informal settlements, can contribute to increased safety and access to lighting without requiring connection to the national power grid. 

Supply of street lights for freeway upgrades almost complete

By: Lindsey Berry     19th February 2010 The supply of streetlighting luminaires for the South African National Roads Agency Limited's (Sanral's) Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) is between 80% and 90% complete, says public lighting specialist Beka MD Johann Schleritzko.  

LED technology could support energy efficiency drive

By: Fatima Gabru     20th February 2009 Industrial lighting manufacturer and supplier Nordland is currently conducting tests on light-emitting diodes (LED) lighting products. These products will come onstream when the company is assured that they conform to the company's quality and safety standards says Nordland technical and quality... 

Lighting industry boom despite constraints

By: Fatima Gabru     20th February 2009 While the South African lighting industry is currently experiencing an infrastructure-development-driven boom, Illumination Engineering Society of South Africa president (Iessa) Gustav Kritzinger, says that constraints to industry growth exist in the form of energy uncertainties and the possible... 

Illumination society offers solutions to SA’s lighting woes

By: Sylvester Haskins     22nd February 2008 State power utility Eskom, currently under fire for its power generation inadequacies, has consulted the Illumination Engineering Society of South Africa (Iessa) in a campaign to significantly reduce the amount of electricity used in the commercial and industrial industries says Iessa director... 

Local company supplies floodlights to Ghana stadium  

By: Sylvester Haskins     22nd February 2008 Luminaire and glass fibre reinforced polyester manufacturer BEKA has provided a technical floodlight solution to Ohene Djan sports stadium in Accra, Ghana, as part of the stadium's reconstruction, reports the company. 

New electrical systems reduce power outage risks

     22nd February 2008 Electrical equipment, cable management systems and wiring accessories company Legrand South Africa manufactures a range of energy saving electrical systems designed to lessen the effects of power outages, reports the company. 

Local company adds high-powered light system to range

By: Nomzamo Dladla     23rd February 2007 Local company Denver Technical Products has added a new item to its product line. 

Catering for almost all industrial lighting requirements

     24th February 2006 Olifantsfontein-based luminaire manufacturer Beka has increased its manufacturing range to cater for almost all lighting requirements for industrial clients. 

Led technology the future of the lighting industry

By: Nelendhre Moodley     24th February 2006 The future of the lighting industry rests with light-emitting diodes (LED) and electron-ically-driven hi-tech products. So says Scottish-born Grahame Boyle, who heads Osram South Africa and reveals that heinitially came to South Africa in 1984 to play soccer for Jomo Cosmos, only joining the... 

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