Solar street lighting for mine intersections

January 9th, 2019, Published in Articles: Vector

Four intersections leading to Black Rock Mine in Northern Cape Province have been equipped with BEKA Schréder’s Solar lighting solution to provide a safer environment for pedestrians and motorists. Due to the mine’s isolated location, electrical reticulation would have been expensive and a solar solution was chosen. Thus, a Solar street lighting solution was installed. This solar LED street lighting installation requires almost no maintenance or running costs. The LEDlume-midi 36LED/55 W luminaire, mounted at 8 m above road level, was chosen for this project. The solar panels and battery boxes are secured by tamper-proof screws to prevent theft. BEKA Schréder Solar module is engineered for all geographical locations in Africa, and operates reliably at high light output over 12 to 14 hours. It can cater for up to two continuous overcast or rainy days to continue its night operation. The LEDlume-midi is designed and manufactured in South Africa, for local conditions. A thermal sensor monitors the temperature of the LEDs on the PCB to protect them from overheating.

Contact Quintin Etsebeth, BEKA Schréder, Tel 051 430-5371,

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