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Industrial and Commercial Lighting

Environment-friendly lighting technology launched

22nd February 2013 Lighting supplier GlacialLight, a division of the Taiwanese technology manufacturer, GlacialTech, announced in January the addition of GL-FL30S-V2, a 28 W AC-input light-emitting diode (LED) floodlight with Philips Lumileds LED chips and passive infrared (PIR) motion sensor to its popular range... 

LED-based lighting system available for powerless regions

22nd February 2013 Schneider Electric announced in January the local availability of In-Diya – a highly energy efficient light-emitting diode- (LED-) based lighting system, to provide lighting to people living with no or unreliable electricity. In-Diya is a specially designed LED-based lighting system that provides... 

Presence detector helps save on lighting costs

By: Yolandi Booyens     22nd February 2013 EBDHS is an increased-performance passive infrared presence detector by electronics manufacturer CP Electronics, which was developed for lighting control in areas with occupied spaces and increased mounting heights. As a result, it can greatly contribute towards energy savings by only emitting... 

Project to save mall about R2m over three years

By: Yolandi Booyens     22nd February 2013 The Maponya Mall project, which entails a shopping complex in Soweto that replaced its fluorescent lighting with light-emitting diode (LED) technology, will have achieved energy reduction savings of 81% by completion in February 2013 that amounted to saving about R2-million over a three-year... 

Increased need for lighting innovation knowledge

By: Yolandi Booyens     22nd February 2013 Shifting from traditional to modern lighting technologies requires a significant capital outlay, which compels lighting companies to ensure that buyers are adequately informed on the advantages, longevity and cost savings of new energy-saving technologies, states building exhibition and resource... 

Improved safety and efficiency possible with new technology

By: Yolandi Booyens     22nd February 2013 Automotive manufacturer Control Instruments Automotive (CI Automotive), a wholly owned subsidiary of the JSE-listed Control Instruments Group, aims to sell 10 000 units of the Vision X range, with its light-emitting diode (LED) technology, by the end of this year. Since the local launch of Vision... 

Multimillion-rand lighting project to be completed in April

24th February 2012 High-mast lighting manufacturer Lighting Structures is undertaking a R12-million contract to design, manufacture, supply and install a range of high-mast lighting, along with civil works and electrics at State-owned power utility Eskom's Medupi power station in Lephalale, Limpopo.  

Hospitality industry to benefit from LED technology 

24th February 2012 Lighting manufacturer Philips has launched a new light-emitting diode (LED) lamp dimming feature aimed at decreasing the hospitality industry’s carbon footprint, as well as its energy bills. 

Manufacturer offers solar lighting solutions

24th February 2012 Luminaire manufacturer Beka has introduced an off-grid standalone solar streetlight package. 

Company delivers energy efficiency lighting project

24th February 2012 Electrical equipment and industrial instrumentation supplier Magnet Group has completed a lighting upgrade project for paint manufacturer Dulux to reduce the energy consumption, load and associated costs of its Umbogintwini plant in KwaZulu-Natal. 

Lighting art installation raises awareness

24th February 2012 Electronics and electrical engineering firm Siemens and lighting company Osram partnered to create an art installation for the seventeenth Conference of the Parties (COP 17), last year, to symbolise their commitment to a sustainable future.  

Installation of intelligent lighting systems gains traction 

By: Tracy Hancock     18th February 2011 The lighting industry has seen an increase in the installation of energy-efficient intelligent lighting systems, says Illumination Engineering Society of South Africa (Iessa) president Trevor Milne. “This is as a result of multinationals being given the mandate to go green and reduce their... 

Electronics manufacturer expands energy efficient lighting range

By: Tracy Hancock     18th February 2011 With the global trend towards energy-efficient lighting and South Africa’s electricity generation challenge, electrical and electronics distributor and manufacturer ACDC Dynamics has increased its range of light-emitting diode (LED) products and has introduced induction lighting to its range.  

Industry still focused on reducing energy costs

By: Tracy Hancock     18th February 2011 Reducing the energy costs associated with lighting has been the main driver of change in the lighting industry, while the new Consumer Protection Act, coming into effect on April 1, will see industry and consumers becoming more aware of the environment and energy-efficient lighting, says... 

Understanding industrial and mining environments important for efficient lighting

By: Tracy Hancock     18th February 2011 The most important aspect of installing any lighting solution, especially in the industrial and mining sectors, is to understand the environment in which the luminaire is to be installed, says manufacturer of luminaires Beka project support manager Jason Smith. “When selecting a product for an... 

Supply of street lights for freeway upgrades almost complete

By: Lindsey Berry     19th February 2010 The supply of streetlighting luminaires for the South African National Roads Agency Limited's (Sanral's) Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP) is between 80% and 90% complete, says public lighting specialist Beka MD Johann Schleritzko.  

Solar lighting solution 
developed for South Africa 

By: Lindsey Berry     19th February 2010 Locally produced solar powered lighting systems, developed for use in rural areas and informal settlements, can contribute to increased safety and access to lighting without requiring connection to the national power grid. 

Electricity supply challenges encourage renewed focus on lighting

By: Lindsey Berry     19th February 2010  

Localised lighting control can increase efficiency

By: Lindsey Berry     19th February 2010  

Lighting industry boom despite constraints

By: Fatima Gabru     20th February 2009 While the South African lighting industry is currently experiencing an infrastructure-development-driven boom, Illumination Engineering Society of South Africa president (Iessa) Gustav Kritzinger, says that constraints to industry growth exist in the form of energy uncertainties and the possible... 

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. 

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