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South African lighting company, willowlamp is known for exotic designs inspired by nature and geometric patterns made from a patented method of attaching ball chains to laser-cut steel frames. Not only can you choose from an array of striking, unique designs, but you can also choose your own sizes, colours or finishes. At this year’s […]
Legrand’s lighting and motion management systems, which are designed to make industrial, commercial and domestic buildings more energy efficient, encompass switch sensors that reduce the amount of time lighting is left on unnecessarily. “Lighting, together with heating and air-conditioning, accounts for the greatest energy consumption and electricity costs of a building,” states Luk Ivens, general […]
Energywise Systems, in co-operation with Magnet, has recently established a specialist lighting service laboratory in Riverhorse Valley, Durban, which offers complete photometric, electric and thermal testing of light sources and luminaires.
The Geberit Monolith sanitary module for toilets features an effective odour extraction unit, a discreet orientation light and electronic actuator buttons. It is available for wall-hung, floor-standing toilets and Geberit AquaClean Shower toilets.
Allowing and varying natural light in our homes at the touch of a button is powerful, but controlling it with astronomical TimeClock events and solar-adaptive technology is truly ground-breaking. It recognises daylight as a practical, sustainable light source and demonstrates that technology has advanced to allow for its precise control.
Two hundred Philips LED lamps that have been running continuously for 25 000 hours (nearly three years), are still operating at 100 per cent lumen output, according to tests conducted for the US Department of Energy (DoE).
Legrand’s lighting management systems, designed to make buildings more energy efficient, encompass two types of solutions: stand-alone switch sensors BUS/SCS systems.
Magnet, specialist in the supply, implementation and support of electrical equipment and industrial instrumentation, last year completed a lighting upgrade project for Dulux, to reduce energy consumption, load and associated costs at the company’s Umbogintwini plant in KwaZulu-Natal. Brian Howarth, managing director of Magnet says, “Phase 1 of the project involved the design and installation of a new energy-efficient lighting system to deliver electrical performance and energy savings within 10% of calculated predictions. In some cases, the calculated savings have been exceeded.
One of the easiest and most effective ways to reduce energy consumption in buildings is to replace incandescent lamps with more energy-efficient solutions. However, some energy-efficient lamps contain mercury, which is dangerous to the environment, and they have a relatively short lifespan. For this and other reasons, the more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly light emitting diode (LED) technology is poised to replace conventional lighting technologies in both residential and commercial spaces. Verbatim is at the cutting edge of LED technology and has recently announced a range of super-efficient LED lamps designed to replace conventional bulbs. They are easy to retro-fit into existing fixtures. South African distributor, Drive Control Corporation (DCC), will be stocking and distributing this innovative new range.
The range of energy-efficient lighting control products and systems manufactured by Legrand includes occupancy sensors that can save hours of wasted electricity each day. The range of sensors, based on passive infrared and ultrasonic technologies, is designed to switch lighting off in unoccupied areas. The sensors detect occupancy and motion and monitor and control lighting accordingly, offering substantial energy savings.
The traditional method of lighting a room – a single central pendant light hanging from the ceiling – typically makes for a very stark lighting scheme with little atmosphere. Melissa Davidson from The Lighting Warehouse says, “There are many ways of creating atmosphere using carefully planned lighting systems, but one of the most cost-effective and efficient ways is to plan your lighting around the use of spotlights.
Verbatim launched the world’s first commercially available, colour tunable organic LED (OLED) lighting panels at Fuori Salone in Milan in April. The OLEDs are based on unique materials technology developed by Verbatim’s parent company, Mitsubishi Chemical Holding Group. As one of the world’s major chemical companies Mitsubishi has over 50 years’ experience in developing lighting materials. Full-scale production of the OLED panels will start from July.
South Africans have saved 1 800MW worth of electricity by switching to energy-efficient lighting. The power parastatal, Eskom, recently reported that between 2004 and 2010, 43.5 million compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) were rolled out across the country as part of its National Efficient Lighting Programme. This is the highest number of CFLs in the world to be rolled out in one country through a single campaign. Through this, South Africans have helped save enough electricity to power a city the size of Durban.
With rising electricity tariffs in South Africa and a powerful global drive for environmental responsibility, Lighting Innovations has developed a recessed fluorescent luminaire that offers customers over 93% energy efficiency. Designed and manufactured locally, the Pinnacle range is ideal for commercial office applications and is the only fluorescent luminaire of its kind in the country.
Included in the range of energy-efficient electrical products supplied by Durban-based company Magnet are occupancy sensors designed to control lighting, reduce electricity consumption, enhance safety and extend the life of lamps. Brian Howarth, managing director of Magnet says, “The occupancy sensors can be easily retrofitted to an existing system and they provide a highly effective lighting and air conditioning management system with numerous benefits.
Ford Motor Company South Africa (FMCSA) has selected luminaires of the highest quality for lighting at its engine plant in Struandale, Port Elizabeth. A total of 504 Versabeam 400W metal halide high-bay luminaires, manufactured by international lighting specialists GE Lighting http://www.gelighting.com/na/ of Europe and supplied locally by Actom Electrical Products www.actom.co.za, have been installed in the refurbished and new sections of the engine plant. This installation is in line with the
Radiant Lighting and Electrical (Radiant) is introducing two new ranges of corrosion-free light fittings – one of CNC aluminium and the other a cutting edge Italian import that makes use of technopolymers and polyglass.
Since incandescent lighting was first invented by Joseph Wilson Swan and Thomas Edison in the 19th century, lighting technology has taken giant leaps forward. Valerie Poyurs, director of marketing at the Radiant Group (Radiant), suggests that miniature light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are set to become the standard source of illumination for the 21st century.
The B?ro Ontero- Chors range of elegant ceiling luminaires, imported by Lighting Innovations, offers a single, consistent design for wide-ranging lighting requirements and can be supplied in a single colour or multiple colours on request, making it an ideal choice for a variety of retail lighting applications.
LED (light emitting diode) food light technology developed by Baro in Germany is now available in South Africa from Lighting Innovations, the local distributor for the company. Baro is known for developing original lighting concepts for wholesalers, retailers and small traders, as well as catering establishments and hotels. It focuses on presenting products in the best possible light, to promote sales while saving costs.
In 2007, Standard Bank embarked on a phased revamp of its retail banking branches, which now total more than 700 nationally. The goal was to ensure every branch conformed to minimum service, process and appearance standards. Lighting was a crucial part of the interior design solution. The Radiant Group proposed an exclusive selection of fittings that met the bank’s requirements.