Lighting manufacturer BEKA Schréder’s locally designed and manufactured solar street lights for outdoor residential and public applications provide a full customisable option to suit all off-grid solar lighting requirements.
BEKA Schréder marketing manager Grant Combrink says the BEKA Solar, combined with the Ziya luminaire, provides a reliable lighting solution with a high Ingress Protection (IP) level 65 that withstands high ambient temperatures and vandalism (IK10).
The Ziya luminaire range is a sustainable off-grid performer with a superior lumen or watt ratio.
Combrink notes that the photovoltaic process is optimised 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 issues and offers extended life and discharge cycles,” he says.
Combrink explains that controlling the whole system and using the solar energy by programming the Maximum Power Point Tracking charge controllers protects and optimises the system from any internal and external factors, such as thermal environmental changes, when charging the batteries.
The BEKA Solar offers key advantages such as it being designed to operate reliably at a high light output over a 12- to 14-hour period.
It also has sufficient autonomy to cater for up to four continuous overcast or rainy days to continue its reliable night operation.
It has integrated solar components, it is theft and vandal resistant and specifically engineered for all geographical locations in Africa.
Lastly, various battery technologies are available to meet specific customer requirements.
The BEKA Solar offers a renewable lighting solution to cover a client’s geographical and application needs with extended lifetime and optimisation, he concludes.