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Industrial and Commercial Lighting

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... 

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... 

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... 

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.  

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. 

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  

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... 

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... 

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. 

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 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. 

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... 

Projects keep firm busy

By: Nelendhre Moodley     24th February 2006 With 2007 earmarked as the year in which electricity demand outstrips supply, both government and its parastatal power-utility Eskom has been on a drive to promote energy efficiency as well as accelerate energy 

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. 

New product to beat power outages

By: Ollie Madlala     25th February 2005 East Rand-based Computer Aided Design Components (Cadcom Kenako), previously known as Cadcom, has developed a product to overcome the peak-hour electricity constraints South Africa is likely to experience in the next few years. 

SA firm lands R28m Zambian contract

By: Ollie Madlala     25th February 2005 Electrical and instrumentation-installation specialist Wade Walker is executing a R28-million contract to supply electrical instrumentation and lighting to the Kansanshi copper-mine, in Zambia. 

Proper workplace lighting has bottomline benefits

By: Ollie Madlala     25th February 2005 Lighting has a huge biological effect on human beings. 

Mobile lighting lengthens working day

By: Ollie Madlala     25th February 2005 New powerful mobile lighting for the industrial, mining and other sectors has been developed for sale or rental to the South African market by Benoni-basedSpa Towerlite. 

Energy-efficiency meet planned for May

By: Ollie Madlala     25th February 2005 After the success of the first international conference on Industrial and Commercial Use of Energy (ICUE), which was held in Cape Town during the national energy efficiency month last year, it was decided to have a follow-up conference in May, coinciding, once again, with the national energy... 

Pick n' Pay splashes R10m on efficient-lighting project

By: Ollie Madlala     25th February 2005 As part of Eskom’s energy-saving drive, Wyberg-based Lighting Innovations, in conjuction with the power ulility’s demand-side management (DSM) division is working on a R10-million Pick n’ Pay project. 

Lamp specialist seeks out new markets

By: Liezel Hill     18th February 2005 Specialist lamp importer and distributor Technilamp UV & IR is looking to expand its current market share by venturing into new industries. 

Safe landings and the runway lights that make them possible

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     19th November 2004 I read that some enterprising fellow has developed and patented a method of providing runway illumination for aircraft landing at night. 

Energy-saving lamps shrink electricity bills

By: abdul cook     5th November 2004 A Philips energy-saving lamp – available in 11 W, 14 W and 18 W – not only reduces harmful gas emissions, but also has a life time of 6 000 hours, compared with an ordinary lamp which, lasts for 1 000 hours. 

Making light work for zero-energy buildings

By: Karel Smrcka     5th November 2004 Researchers at the School of Built Environment, which is part of the University of Nottingham in the UK, developed a remarkable nonelectrical lighting tube, designed principally for illuminating the inside of buildings. 

Big interest in energy-efficiency competition

26th October 2004 A record number of entries have been received for Eskom's national energy efficient design competition this year. 

Global recognition for SA lightning engineering

6th October 2004 The engineering successes achieved by South African specialist consulting engineers in the field of lightning protection were highlighted at a recent international conference in France. 

Closing date for lighting competition draws near

6th September 2004 The closing date for Eskom's 2004 Energy Efficient Design Competition is just around the corner, with the final date for receiving entries set for October 3. 

Merger illuminates lighting sector

By: Irma Venter     23rd July 2004 The three bodies previously representing South Africa’s lighting industry have merged to form the Illumination Engineering Society of South Africa (Iessa). 

Entries open for lighting competition

8th June 2004 Architects, interior designers, engineers, electrical contractors, consultants and lighting specialists have the opportunity to enter the Eskom Energy Efficiency Design Competition for 2004, with R100 000 in prize money. 

Lighting up rural phone booths nationwide

By: lauren rota     27th February 2004 Imagine the following scenario: 200 000 phone booths scattered countrywide, the majority of them unlit because of the great cost for installation of electrical cabling. 

City’s lights are streets ahead

By: lauren rota     27th February 2004 Potchefstroom is one of eight South African cities selected to participate in the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives’ (Iclei’s) cities for climate protection (CCP) campaign. 

New lighting-control system released

27th February 2004 A new lighting control system, the AstroRex 2000, forms part of Legrand’s new generation of time switches for distribution-board mounting. 

Poor could benefit from electricity-free torch

27th February 2004 While Eskom and South Africa’s municipalities struggle with the process of distributing free electricity to the poor, a Cape Town importer has landed a product providing a cheap source of light to those who cannot afford, or who have no access to, electricity.? 

New association’s engineers may benefit from preferential tender awarding

By: lauren rota     27th February 2004 On January 29, South Africa’s three existing lighting associations merged into one unified body, which will be recognised by the Engineering Council of South Africa (Ecsa). 

Cement deal wins logistics award

6th February 2004 Integrated logistics company Barloworld Logistics recently announced a strategic development to its well-established relationship with PPC Cement in which Barloworld Logistics will perform scenario-planning and optimisation of the full PPC Cement supply-chain. 

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