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Industrial and Commercial Lighting

LED technology could support energy efficiency drive

By: Fatima Gabru     20th February 2009 Industrial lighting manufacturer and supplier Nordland is currently conducting tests on light-emitting diodes (LED) lighting products. These products will come onstream when the company is assured that they conform to the company's quality and safety standards says Nordland technical and quality... 

Local company supplies floodlights to Ghana stadium  

By: Sylvester Haskins     22nd February 2008 Luminaire and glass fibre reinforced polyester manufacturer BEKA has provided a technical floodlight solution to Ohene Djan sports stadium in Accra, Ghana, as part of the stadium's reconstruction, reports the company. 

New electrical systems reduce power outage risks

22nd February 2008 Electrical equipment, cable management systems and wiring accessories company Legrand South Africa manufactures a range of energy saving electrical systems designed to lessen the effects of power outages, reports the company. 

Illumination society offers solutions to SA’s lighting woes

By: Sylvester Haskins     22nd February 2008 State power utility Eskom, currently under fire for its power generation inadequacies, has consulted the Illumination Engineering Society of South Africa (Iessa) in a campaign to significantly reduce the amount of electricity used in the commercial and industrial industries says Iessa director... 

Local company adds high-powered light system to range

By: Nomzamo Dladla     23rd February 2007 Local company Denver Technical Products has added a new item to its product line. 

Led technology the future of the lighting industry

By: Nelendhre Moodley     24th February 2006 The future of the lighting industry rests with light-emitting diodes (LED) and electron-ically-driven hi-tech products. So says Scottish-born Grahame Boyle, who heads Osram South Africa and reveals that heinitially came to South Africa in 1984 to play soccer for Jomo Cosmos, only joining the... 

Projects keep firm busy

By: Nelendhre Moodley     24th February 2006 With 2007 earmarked as the year in which electricity demand outstrips supply, both government and its parastatal power-utility Eskom has been on a drive to promote energy efficiency as well as accelerate energy 

Catering for almost all industrial lighting requirements

24th February 2006 Olifantsfontein-based luminaire manufacturer Beka has increased its manufacturing range to cater for almost all lighting requirements for industrial clients. 

New product to beat power outages

By: Ollie Madlala     25th February 2005 East Rand-based Computer Aided Design Components (Cadcom Kenako), previously known as Cadcom, has developed a product to overcome the peak-hour electricity constraints South Africa is likely to experience in the next few years. 

SA firm lands R28m Zambian contract

By: Ollie Madlala     25th February 2005 Electrical and instrumentation-installation specialist Wade Walker is executing a R28-million contract to supply electrical instrumentation and lighting to the Kansanshi copper-mine, in Zambia. 

Proper workplace lighting has bottomline benefits

By: Ollie Madlala     25th February 2005 Lighting has a huge biological effect on human beings. 

Mobile lighting lengthens working day

By: Ollie Madlala     25th February 2005 New powerful mobile lighting for the industrial, mining and other sectors has been developed for sale or rental to the South African market by Benoni-basedSpa Towerlite. 

Energy-efficiency meet planned for May

By: Ollie Madlala     25th February 2005 After the success of the first international conference on Industrial and Commercial Use of Energy (ICUE), which was held in Cape Town during the national energy efficiency month last year, it was decided to have a follow-up conference in May, coinciding, once again, with the national energy... 

Pick n' Pay splashes R10m on efficient-lighting project

By: Ollie Madlala     25th February 2005 As part of Eskom’s energy-saving drive, Wyberg-based Lighting Innovations, in conjuction with the power ulility’s demand-side management (DSM) division is working on a R10-million Pick n’ Pay project. 

Lamp specialist seeks out new markets

By: Liezel Hill     18th February 2005 Specialist lamp importer and distributor Technilamp UV & IR is looking to expand its current market share by venturing into new industries. 

Safe landings and the runway lights that make them possible

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     19th November 2004 I read that some enterprising fellow has developed and patented a method of providing runway illumination for aircraft landing at night. 

Energy-saving lamps shrink electricity bills

By: abdul cook     5th November 2004 A Philips energy-saving lamp – available in 11 W, 14 W and 18 W – not only reduces harmful gas emissions, but also has a life time of 6 000 hours, compared with an ordinary lamp which, lasts for 1 000 hours. 

Making light work for zero-energy buildings

By: Karel Smrcka     5th November 2004 Researchers at the School of Built Environment, which is part of the University of Nottingham in the UK, developed a remarkable nonelectrical lighting tube, designed principally for illuminating the inside of buildings. 

Big interest in energy-efficiency competition

26th October 2004 A record number of entries have been received for Eskom's national energy efficient design competition this year. 

Global recognition for SA lightning engineering

6th October 2004 The engineering successes achieved by South African specialist consulting engineers in the field of lightning protection were highlighted at a recent international conference in France. 

Closing date for lighting competition draws near

6th September 2004 The closing date for Eskom's 2004 Energy Efficient Design Competition is just around the corner, with the final date for receiving entries set for October 3. 

Merger illuminates lighting sector

By: Irma Venter     23rd July 2004 The three bodies previously representing South Africa’s lighting industry have merged to form the Illumination Engineering Society of South Africa (Iessa). 

Entries open for lighting competition

8th June 2004 Architects, interior designers, engineers, electrical contractors, consultants and lighting specialists have the opportunity to enter the Eskom Energy Efficiency Design Competition for 2004, with R100 000 in prize money. 

Lighting up rural phone booths nationwide

By: lauren rota     27th February 2004 Imagine the following scenario: 200 000 phone booths scattered countrywide, the majority of them unlit because of the great cost for installation of electrical cabling. 

City’s lights are streets ahead

By: lauren rota     27th February 2004 Potchefstroom is one of eight South African cities selected to participate in the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives’ (Iclei’s) cities for climate protection (CCP) campaign. 

New lighting-control system released

27th February 2004 A new lighting control system, the AstroRex 2000, forms part of Legrand’s new generation of time switches for distribution-board mounting. 

Poor could benefit from electricity-free torch

27th February 2004 While Eskom and South Africa’s municipalities struggle with the process of distributing free electricity to the poor, a Cape Town importer has landed a product providing a cheap source of light to those who cannot afford, or who have no access to, electricity.? 

New association’s engineers may benefit from preferential tender awarding

By: lauren rota     27th February 2004 On January 29, South Africa’s three existing lighting associations merged into one unified body, which will be recognised by the Engineering Council of South Africa (Ecsa). 

Cement deal wins logistics award

6th February 2004 Integrated logistics company Barloworld Logistics recently announced a strategic development to its well-established relationship with PPC Cement in which Barloworld Logistics will perform scenario-planning and optimisation of the full PPC Cement supply-chain. 

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. 

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