South Africa: BEKA Schréder Retrofits Houtbay Harbour with LED Lighting Solution

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  • BEKA Schréder is proud to have supplied the LED lighting solution for Hout Bay Harbour.
  • Hout Bay is situated in the Western Cape province of South Africa, in a valley on the Atlantic seaboard of the Cape Peninsula, twenty kilometres south of Cape Town. 
  • The previous HID installation was replaced with an LED lighting solution and installed on glass fibre reinforced polyester (GRP) poles.

The LEDLUME XP 1 high-performance LED luminaire was chosen for its marine grade, high-pressure die-cast aluminium luminaire housing, and the 100,000 hours lifetime of the LEDs (L95B10). This criteria was especially important due to the high-corrosive environment in which the luminaires are installed.

BEKA Schréder’s GRP pole, the BEKAPOLE, is non-corrosive, maintenance-free, light weight, vandal-resistant and sustainable. Over time, it will outlast wood, concrete, steel and aluminium under similar climatic conditions. BEKA Schréder’s GRP poles have been installed in Hout Bay Harbour for over ten years and did not need to be replaced as they are still in perfect working order.

The South African designed and manufactured LEDLUME XP range, comprising of four sizes, offers optimised photometrical performance with a minimum total cost of ownership. It assists to generate energy savings, improve lighting levels and reduce maintenance costs. The great variety of high-performance optics optimises the photometric distribution for each specific application to achieve minimum energy consumption.

The LEDLUME XP range takes advantage of the latest photometric innovations. It uses the new LensoFlex®4 photometric engine, which has been developed around the ideas of performance, compactness, versatility and standardisation.

The LEDLUME XP offers flexible combinations of LED modules, a choice of currents and dimming options to further maximise energy savings and provide the most cost-effective solution.

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 CSM Engineering in providing a successful streetlighting solution for this project.

Author: Bryan Groenendaal

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