- The Tygerberg Hospital in South Africa recently received an upgrade of their highmast lighting, by replacing their high-pressure sodium installation with LED floodlights.
- As a result, 50% energy savings and a good colour rendering were achieved.
- 400W HPS floodlights were replaced with BEKA Schréder 216W OMNIstar-midi floodlights.
The Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town is the largest hospital in the Western Cape and the second largest hospital in South Africa. Highmasts are installed around the campus, providing general area lighting.
Previously, these were fitted with 400W HPS floodlights, which emitted a yellow light due to the poor colour rendering. As part of a cost saving drive, the Department of Health decided to replace these floodlights with LED floodlights.
An energy saving of 50% was achieved, by replacing the 400W HPS floodlights with 216W OMNIstar-midi floodlights. The OMNIstar-midi was the floodlight of choice due to its high colour rendering index, and due to its high local manufacturing content.
The OMNIstar-midi is the smaller sized floodlight in BEKA Schréder’s OMNIstar family. The various optical solutions make it a very versatile floodlight, ensuring the correct lighting for the area to be illuminated.
It is a cost effective and efficient lighting solution to maximise energy and maintenance cost savings in high-power applications. In addition, because it has been locally designed and manufactured, it takes Africa’s harsh environments and conditions into account, thereby ensuring a long lifetime.
BEKA Schréder locally develops and manufactures energy-efficient LED lighting products, designed and suitable for local conditions. We are very proud to be associated with the Tygerberg Hospital and the Department of Health in providing a successful floodlighting solution for this project.
Author: Bryan Groenendaal
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