BEKA Schréder is proud to have supplied an LED lighting solution to upgrade the Anglo American Coal Dragline Boom and Machine House lighting. Due to the machine’s excessive vibrations and the fact that it is continuously operational, ease of maintenance at long maintenance intervals was an important requirement for this lighting project.
BEKA Schréder proposed an LED lighting solution due to the clear benefits of LED technology. Sixteen OMNIstar 322W high-power LED floodlights replaced the Boom’s sixteen 1000W high-pressure sodium floodlights. BEKA Schréder managed to achieve the required lighting levels, despite the lower wattage. The OMNIstar offers a real alternative to luminaires equipped with high-power traditional light sources, with the added advantages of an LED solution: low energy consumption, improved visibility with a colour temperature close to daylight, limited maintenance and longer life. This Boom is 100m long, 19m wide, with a tip height of 62m, and is installed at an angle of 39 degrees.
The Machine House lighting was also upgraded. The LEDnova 85W LED industrial bulkhead replaced the 150W high-pressure sodium bulkhead inside the Machine House. On the exterior, LEDflood 136W floodlights were installed.
All the necessary specified lighting level requirements were achieved in all areas.
In such harsh environments as mines, BEKA Schréder’s LED luminaires offer a range of benefits over traditional industrial and floodlight luminaires, such as:
Energy-efficiencyLong useful operating lifespan with low maintenance requirements
Resistance to impacts and excessive vibrations
To ensure long lasting performance, electronic temperature monitoring prevents overheating of LEDs and power supply (ThermiX®)
Designed for easy technology upgrade (FutureProof)
The luminaires supplied for this project all have a housing made from high-pressure die-cast aluminium, to ensure the luminaires’ long lasting performance, even when exposed to extremely harsh environments, such as found in mines and industry.
BEKA Schréder locally develops and manufactures LED lighting products, designed and suitable for local conditions. We are very proud to be associated with Anglo American’s coal business in South Africa in providing a successful lighting solution for this project.
“Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.” – Peg Bracken
In this spirit, BEKA Schréder visited the children at Arebaokeng Hospice in Tembisa on Thursday, 10 December 2015, to celebrate Christmas with them.
Arebaokeng Hospice was founded by Mrs Flora Modiba, a former professional nurse, and is a non-governmental organization focused on offering palliative care related services to the needy within the Tembisa Community and surrounding area in Johannesburg. It also provides care for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC’s).
It is for these children that BEKA Schréder wanted to make a difference and try to put a smile on their faces.
Arebaokeng Hospice provides an afterschool service for 120 children, assisting them with their homework and providing a nutritious meal before they go home.
BEKA Schréder donated much-needed school stationery for the children. Employees of BEKA Schréder also contributed and donated toys and toiletries to the kids.
Buckets filled with sweets were handed out before each child received a gift from Father Christmas. Each child got the chance to sit on Father Christmas’ lap, followed by a lunch with their group of friends.
“Mama Flora” is a true inspiration and has helped many in need in the Tembisa Community.
BEKA Schréder is proud to announce that Daniel Kasper, Product Development Manager, presented at the 25th AMEU Technical Convention, which was held from 4-7 October 2015 in Johannesburg.
The theme for the 25th AMEU Technical Convention was: “AMEU Centenary Celebrations – Alternative Trajectories Towards the SA Electricity Regime”.
Please click here to read the Paper: Visual improvement and high energy saving high mast lighting installations in municipal environments.
BEKA Schréder has recently reintroduced a popular traditional decorative luminaire, but with the added benefits of LED technology.
A classic of the Victorian era, the Albany LED is notable for its versatility. Available in two sizes, with a range of LED photometric engines and timeless form, it is suitable for large urban centres, as well as smaller towns or urban areas.
Now, equipped with state-of-the-art LED technology, this classic luminaire is ready to improve the quality, comfort and safety of your lighting installation while offering significant energy savings and reduced CO2 emissions, as well no lamp or component replacements for more than 10 years.
The Albany LED is perfectly suited for decorative streetlighting for Group A and B roads, area lighting and parking areas. The flexibility of the LensoFlex®2 photometric engine allows for multiple light distributions to ensure that the specific requirements of each application are met. Furthermore, the options for varying the number of LEDs allows for a precise adaptation of the nominal power of the luminaire according to the area that is to be lit. Additional features, such as custom dimming profile, can be included to improve energy savings.
The locally manufactured Albany LED comes standard with a correlated colour temperature (CCT) of neutral white light (4000K), and the option of warm white (3000K) to suit the ambiance in which it is placed. The luminaire is also available in a post top version.