Hermanus Harbour

Solar lighting solution overcomes challenge to get power to site

Hermanus is a town on the southern coast of the Western Cape province of South Africa, and is famous for whale watching, and is a popular retirement location.

Harbour History

Hermanus has two harbours, “The Old Harbour” near the town centre and “The New Harbour” some kilometres to the west.

The New Harbour was first thought of in the late 1920s, when the Old Harbour no longer supported the high number of fishing boats using it. 

Due to the succession of the Great Depression and a world war, the harbour became operational in 1951 and the boats that used the old harbour all moved over to the new harbour.

With this interesting history in mind, BEKA Schréder is proud to have supplied the area solar lighting solution for the Hermanus Harbour.

The lighting solution

The BEKA SOLAR was chosen due to its high-quality materials - a criteria which was especially important due to the high-corrosive environment in which the luminaires are installed - and their cost-effectiveness.

Since it would have been a challenge to get power to site, a solar lighting solution just made sense! BEKA Schréder’s LED solar lighting solution, the BEKA SOLAR, has been installed along a side road that leads through the industrial park towards the harbour. Combined with the ZIYA-E luminaire, the BEKA SOLAR provides a reliable lighting solution with a high Ingress Protection level that withstands high ambient temperatures and vandalism. The BEKA SOLAR has been designed and manufactured in South Africa and has been specifically engineered for all geographical locations in Africa. It has sufficient autonomy to cater for up to four continuous overcast or rainy days, to continue its reliable night operation. Various battery technologies available to meet specific requirements.

We locally develop and manufacture energy-efficient LED lighting products, designed and suitable for local conditions. We are very proud to be associated with Blu-Vine Technology and CSM Consultants in providing a successful area lighting solution for this project.

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South Africa


Blu-Vine Technology
CSM Consultants