BEKA Schréders solar lighting solution for Holbaai

H.Olbaai is a beach near Melkbos, a beautiful coastal village on the northwestern edge of the metropolis of Cape Town. It is known for its tranquility, wide white beach, water sports and hospitality on the west coast. Holbaai recently received its first solar lighting.

A lighting solution was needed for the Holbaai to improve the feeling of security and wellbeing of the visitors. With no electricity nearby, a solar lighting solution was the only option. The BEKA SOLAR was the lighting solution for this project.

The locally designed and manufactured BEKA SOLAR has been optimized to offer the most customizable solar solution for street and urban applications. This solar street light for residential and public outdoor applications gives you a fully customizable option for all off-grid solar lighting needs.

In combination with the ZIYA luminaire, the BEKA SOLAR offers a reliable lighting solution with a high degree of protection (IP 65) that can withstand high ambient temperatures and vandalism (IK 10). The ZIYA range is a sustainable off-grid service with a superior lumen / watt ratio.

In addition, a motion detector is installed in each luminaire. When there is no movement, the light is dimmed to a low level without compromising safety in the parking lot. As soon as something moves, the light rises to full power.


The photovoltaic process is optimized by efficient polycrystalline solar module technology to maximize solar energy. This in turn offers the best energy storage options and autonomy available on the market with our battery options namely lead, lithium and the new super capacitor. This supercapacitor eliminates depth of discharge (DOD) problems and also offers extended lifetimes and discharge cycles.

The control of the entire system and the use of this solar energy by programming the MPPT charge controller protects and optimizes the system against internal and external factors such as thermal changes in the environment when charging the batteries.

The BEKA SOLAR offers the following essential advantages:

  • It was developed to work reliably with a high light output over a period of 12 to 14 hours
  • It has sufficient autonomy to cope with up to four continuously cloudy or rainy days and continue its reliable night operation
  • Integrated solar components
  • Theft and vandal-proof
  • Specially developed for all geographical locations in Africa
  • Different battery technologies available to meet specific customer requirements

BEKA Schréder develops and produces energy-efficient LED lighting products on site, which are designed and suitable for the local conditions. We are very proud to partner with CDE Supplies and City of Cape Town to provide a successful solar lighting solution for this project. For further questions please contact:

Therlo Brown
Phone: +27 (0) 21 510 8900
E-mail: [email protected]

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