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Industrial and Commercial Lighting

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. 

Tobacco plant contract awarded

By: System Author     18th June 1999 Due for completion in July, RBF Technology has been contracted to carry out the electrical installation work on a Tanzanian tobacco plant as an extension of work undertaken last year. The contract comes from US-based Universal Leaf Tobacco and is for Tanzania Tobacco Processor’s plant in... 

Light on horizon from UK solar developments

By: System Author     2nd April 1999 Communities in the world’s poorest countries and in the most developed nations alike are benefiting from UK-developed technology improvements that help to turn sunshine into electrical power more economically and reliably than ever before. These developments are bringing power to the people... 

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