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Toll Plazas Get Energy-Efficient Lighting Retrofit

Posted on : Wednesday, 5th October 2016

 BEKA Schréder, leading local manufacturer of LED luminaires, is proud to have supplied an LED lighting solution for four major toll plazas along the N3 Toll Route in South Africa.

The lighting in and around De Hoek Plaza, Wilge Plaza, Tugela Plaza and Mooi River Plaza has been retrofitted with LED technology. Energy conservation and reduced maintenance needs of the luminaires were the main reasons for this change.
Because this was a retrofit solution, the existing highmasts and streetlight poles had to be used. In case of the hinged highmasts, great care had to be taken to ensure that not too much headweight is placed onto them, which would make maintenance work difficult. This was carefully calculated by our in-house Research & Development and Applications departments, and a solution was found where the lighting levels and light uniformity were not being compromised, whilst at the same time enjoying the energy savings achieved.
The OMNIstar was the LED floodlight of choice for the plaza area. It 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.
One of the many advantages of LED technology is the reduced need for maintenance due to the long lifetime of the LEDs. This is a major benefit to Toll Plaza operations since this leads to fewer disruptions of traffic.
The LEDlume-midi LED streetlight luminaires were utilized for the adaptation lighting along  the roadway leading to the toll plazas, as well as the bullnoses at the plazas. The LEDlume range sets a new benchmark in LED lighting with performing and flexible solutions that lead to the shortest payback time. With its high efficiency, long lifespan and limited maintenance requirements, the LEDlume range minimises Total Cost of Ownership.
BEKA Schréder locally develops and manufactures LED lighting products, designed and suitable for local conditions. We are very proud to be associated with Mott MacDonald, N3 Toll Concession (RF) Proprietary Limited and Sensor Electrical in providing a successful LED lighting retrofit solution for this project.

Source : www.engineeringnews.co.za
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