Complete smart lighting solution for a public walkway

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  • BEKA Schréder has supplied a complete smart lighting solution for a public walkway in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
  • The aim of the project was to uplift an unsafe walkway, enabling the general public to safely use it.

The requirement was for a completely self-sufficient system that can deal with any electricity supply problems, and to remain fully functional for up to 10 hours if there is no power. The lighting solution consists of 3m and 4m steel poles with 72Ah lithium batteries, BEKASTAR LED post top luminaires with DALI dimmable function, IP 66 DALI motion sensors, Schréder ITERRA nodes and 500W inverter charge controllers. Furthermore, the poles are fitted with panic buttons and cameras for 24-hour camera surveillance.

The motion sensors keep the luminaires dimmed when the area is not in use, in order not to disturb the surrounding nature. Dimming is set to 10% when no presence is detected, ramping up to 100% when someone approaches. Luminaires installed in front of residential buildings only ramp up to 50%, to limit obtrusive lighting into private space.

Luminaires installed in front of residential buildings only ramp up to 50%. Image credit: BEKA Schréder

The Schréder ITERRA technology enabled the custom dimming level per pole. The detection area is 6m from the pole. When a person is detected, it always triggers two poles ahead, preventing someone from walking into darkness.

 BEKA Schréder develops and manufactures energy-efficient LED lighting products in South Africa, designed and suitable for local conditions. We are very proud to be associated with Converge Consulting in providing a successful smart LED lighting solution for this project.

For further enquiries, contact Grant Kemp at 021 510 8900 or

Author: Bryan Groenendaal


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