Maritzburg College’s Astro Hockey

Smart sports lighting achieve the required 350 lux level

We supplied the smart lighting solution for Maritzburg College’s new Astro Hockey field in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. 

Maritzburg College is the oldest boys’ school in KwaZulu-Natal. With world-class facilities, high-quality coaching, and a focus on physical development, Maritzburg College is renowned for excellence on the sports field. Many professional sportsmen played school sport at this school. With 15 Springbok caps and many regional and district representatives, the success of their Old Boys in sport can be ascribed to the school’s high coaching standards and strong sporting culture.

Maritzburg College was the first school within KwaZulu-Natal to construct an Astro Hockey Field and recently engaged with BEKA Schréder to supply the sports lighting solution. The LED floodlights supplied have been designed and manufactured in South Africa, taking the continent’s harsh environmental conditions into account, ensuring a long lifetime.

View the video showing the lighting solution here:

51 College Rd
South Africa


Maritzburg College

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Astro Hockey Field Lighting

Our LED floodlight, the OMNIBLAST-2-E MIDI, illuminates the Astro Hockey field. This product was chosen to achieve the required 350 lux level. Integrated with the Schréder ITERRA lighting control system, the school is able to control the lighting even from a remote location, enabling them to entertain their supporters with a spectacular light show whilst supporting their team.

The OMNIBLAST-E floodlight is the ideal tool for sports venues and other very large area applications that require a lighting solution with the highest efficiency and flexibility to adapt to the different lighting needs. The floodlight range meets various lighting applications, ranging from general area lighting to recreational sports lighting up to professional broadcasting requirements. The OMNIBLAST-E MAXI incorporates a patented cooling technology that maximises its lifespan and lumen output.

Schréder ITERRA provides a complete user- and installer-friendly wireless control solution for sports lighting applications. It offers site managers a robust, cost-effective and futureproof platform to run their infrastructure with the utmost flexibility for adapting the lighting to any scenario or event while maximising energy savings and providing the best experience for players, fans and the neighbourhood. A mobile App based system, Schréder ITERRA is very easy to operate. It comes with an intuitive visual interface that users can quickly personalise to the layout and settings of their lighting installation.

About BEKA Schréder

We develop and manufacture energy-efficient LED lighting products in South Africa, designed and suitable for local conditions.

We are very proud to be associated with Maritzburg College, in particular:

  • Dr Chris Luman – Headmaster
  • Ryan Kyle – Director of Sport
  • Ken Hackland (Estate Manager)
  • Shannon Elliot (Estate Manager)
  • Mark Sanders (Director of Hockey)