BEKA Schréder Supplies LED Solar Lighting Solution for Two Taxi Ranks in Polokwane

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  • The City of Polokwane wanted to install a lighting solution at the busy Spar and Pick ‘n Pay taxi ranks, to increase safety for its commuters at night.
  • Furthermore, this lighting installation had to continue operating during power outages.
  • BEKA Schréder step up with an energy efficient LED lighting solution for all the applications required.

General Area Lighting

The BEKA SOLAR was the chosen lighting solution for the general area lighting installed around the taxi ranks.

This South African designed and manufactured LED streetlight for outdoor residential and public applications offers a full customizable option to suit all off-grid solar lighting requirements. It has been designed to operate reliably at a high light output over a 12 to 14 hour period, and to be theft and vandal resistant.

It has sufficient autonomy to cater for up to four continuous overcast or rainy days, to continue its reliable night operation.

The BEKA SOLAR, combined with the ZIYA luminaire, provides a reliable lighting solution with a high Ingress Protection level that withstands high ambient temperatures and vandalism. These luminaires are a sustainable off-grid performer with a superior lumen/watt ratio. Various battery technologies are available to meet specific customer requirements.

The BEKA SOLAR offers a renewable lighting solution to operate in any of our very challenging African environmental conditions.

BEKA SOLAR luminaires provide general area lighting at two Polokwane taxi ranks. Image credit

Parking Bay Under-Canopy Lighting

The ROUGHGUARD LED has been installed underneath the parking bay canopies for general area lighting.

This vandal-resistant linear LED luminaire has been designed and manufactured in South Africa, to be used in industrial corrosive and harsh environments. It is available in two sizes for applications flexibility.

With applications like police stations and prison cells, railway stations, underground parking areas, mining workshops and others, where vandalism and corrosive elements are prevalent, the ROUGHGUARD LED is able to not only withstand these environments, but to also efficiently provide light exactly where it is needed.

Ablution Blocks

The South African designed and manufactured BEKA SERIES 30 LED bulkheads were installed outside the ablution blocks to provide general area lighting.

Due to its timeless and simple design, the BEKA SERIES 30 is the ideal solution to beautify buildings and to provide area lighting for commercial developments, retail areas, shopping malls and public buildings. High-quality materials are used to ensure a high ingress protection and non-discolouring diffuser. This, together with the long lifetime of the LEDs, and an easy installation procedure, makes the BEKA SERIES 30 the bulkhead of choice.

BEKA Schréder locally develops and manufactures sustainable LED lighting products, designed and suitable for local conditions.

We are very proud to be associated with Livit8 Eco Engineers and the City of Polokwane in providing a complete LED lighting solution for this project.

For further enquiries, contact Johan van Deventer at +27 (0)11 238 0056 or

Author: Bryan Groenendaal


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