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Industrial and Commercial Lighting

Solar light for public-phone keypads

By: Deborah Spicer     1st August 2003 National fixed-line telecommunications company Telkom is testing 1 000 solar-powered lighting systems as a potential means of lighting up keypads on public phones, and alerting the public to their presence, describes Tim Frayne, MD of Cadcom, the company which holds the patent for the lighting... 

Making air cool while the sun shines

By: Karel Smrcka     18th July 2003 The sun need not only be a source of heat and warmth. In hot countries it delivers power that can be put to excellent use for operating air-conditioning systems. 

Spotlight on street-lamp debate

By: Deborah Spicer     27th June 2003 A debate as to the relative merits of high-pressure sodium lamps and mercury-vapour lamps has emerged since City Power announced a new street-lighting policy. 

Light tubes shine the way to the future

By: Karel Smrcka     23rd May 2003 These ordinary-looking tubes are deceptive. They can harness the enormous potential of one of the world’s richest and simplest resources – light. 

Rechargeable, but portable spotlight comes in handy

14th March 2003 Rechargeable, portable spotlight comes in handy 

Lighting technology advancing rapidly

By: Helene Le Roux     28th February 2003 Advances in the development of lighting technologies in the past five years are sparking the innovation of new products. 

Bigger share of local and export market beckons

By: Helene Le Roux     28th February 2003 One of the fastest-growing local manufacturers of luminaires, Genlux Lighting, of the East Rand, is branching into new markets. 

Project slashes electricity costs

By: Helene Le Roux     28th February 2003 The three-year programme implementing the South African Efficient Lighting Initiative, Bonesa, is providing previously-disadvantaged consumers in newly-electrified areas with a guiding light to save electricity. 

Chinese lamp maker enters Gauteng

By: System Author     26th November 1999 A joint venture between Fujian Machinery and Equipment, of China, and Corporate Electrical Technologies, of South Africa, will see the establishment in South Africa of a manufacturing facility. 

Tobacco plant contract awarded

By: System Author     18th June 1999 Due for completion in July, RBF Technology has been contracted to carry out the electrical installation work on a Tanzanian tobacco plant as an extension of work undertaken last year. The contract comes from US-based Universal Leaf Tobacco and is for Tanzania Tobacco Processor’s plant in... 

Light on horizon from UK solar developments

By: System Author     2nd April 1999 Communities in the world’s poorest countries and in the most developed nations alike are benefiting from UK-developed technology improvements that help to turn sunshine into electrical power more economically and reliably than ever before. These developments are bringing power to the people... 

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