The Jakes Gerwel Technical High School, a modern two-stream technical school with cutting edge e-learning facilities in Bonnivale, Western Cape, is a project that was implemented out of a need for more than 1200 children from poor households in Bonnievale and rural surrounding farm schools to have an opportunity to pursue secondary school education.
This project features the new Argo Post Top, Luxon 600x600, Luxon round interior fittings, the Lugo, Large Inground Mite and the Solo bulkhead on the exterior walls.
We are pleased to have been a part of this amazing project, working together with Thymlees Architectural Design, Motla Consulting & R.E.C Electrical Contractors.
ARGO POST TOP
The new LED luminaire is made from the highest quality materials that are corrosion resistant in extreme conditions, housed in a light weight body that has been tested for strength, rigidity and toughness.
Our R&D team work tirelessly to develop new products that feature improved technology, enhanced output and adapt particular elements of existing fittings for improved performance and efficiency. 2017 has seen a number of new R&D projects in development and testing to be added to our ever increasing product range. THIA Urban Light Element | VIOLA Pendant | UNO VISTA Pendant | MODRA Amenity Lighting | GIZA FOCUS Bulkhead
LED DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA
Light is the energy that sustains life; it is why we get up in the morning. Light is about contrasts and colour contrasts are food for the soul.
Traditionally, the lighting industry in South Africa was inward thinking and inward looking. Relatively few companies invested in design, or partnered with specialist suppliers to ensure they were able to develop products that were relevant to the future.
C LINE TRUNKING SYSTEM
C LINE LED Linear Trunking System is an energy-efficient, low maintenance better alternative to traditional linear fluorescent in a variety of industrial, commercial and light assembly applications. It is the optimal solution for conventional lighting systems and also excellent for new installations due to its low installation cost and installation is tool-less. It saves both time and costs when installing lighting systems.
No P2000 trunking required
Efficient lens control
1 power feed per 120m
Multiple phase adjustment
120 lumen p/w
Emergency & Dali dimmable capability
Mounting height 3m - 9m
FIRST SOWETO sCHOOL WITH LED cLASSROOM lIGHTING
Kholwani Primary School in Soweto is the first recipient of LED lighting systems, as well as an online presence with mobile responsive website.
BUILT WITH PRIDE IN AFRICA
Regent Lighting Solutions is a division of Wahl Industries, a South African based manufacturing company employing over 300 staff, where bold thinking and rigorous craftsmanship combine to bring innovative, modern and functional lighting design to life.
We are approaching 3 decades of setting the standards of excellence in lighting solutions in South Africa and continue to push the limits of lighting design & technology.
Whether were creating light fittings, solving lighting solutions or simply providing expert customer service, our work is born from a desire to create solutions that enhance the lighting industry through the understanding of the unique African environment in which we work.
CREATING LIGHT FOR SPECIAL APPLICATIONS
Effective lighting is borne of an understanding of the aesthetic and technical aspects of design and how these relate to the way in which the environment is perceived. The lighting can be functional or decorative or both functional and decorative. In many installations the primary goal is to incorporate ambient illumination into the architecture through the use of indirect sources. Others add decorative fixtures to create variety and impact. Regent Lighting Solutions offers all these, but Lighting in Design spoke to Randal Wahl about what are termed ‘specials’...................
LANDMARK BUILDING RESUMES HER RIGHTFUL PLACE
Innes Chambers, named after Sir James Rose Innes, Chief Justice of South Africa from 1914
to 1927, is a downtown landmark positioned in the Johannesburg central business district, opposite the South Gauteng High Court. Originally the offices of the Johannesburg Bar, Innes Chambers was purchased by the Department of Public Works (DPW) at the turn of the century and redeveloped as the Johannesburg offices of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). Activate Architects was responsible for the restoration............
A NEW LOGO TO HERALD A NEW ERA
SOLAR INSTALLATION FOR REGENT LIGHTING
With the power cuts in late 2014 our investment in a 630 kVA generator 7 years ago allowed Regent to continue manufacturing without disruption to our production process, allowing our staff complement of 270 to complete all required orders before the 2014 annual shut down.
As a company that has been established for over 70 years we make many long term decisions and hence we started investigating our overall power needs for a period of 3 months to establish what alternative energy sources we could utilise. Many expert opinions were sought to make our company more self sufficient and to reduce dependence on the local grid and in so doing rely more on alternative sources of energy.
After much deliberation we decided to select Solar power as the alternative energy source for the years ahead. We are investing extensively in this green technology to enhance our competitiveness in the years ahead.
With a 10 000m square roof space and almost perfect positioning of the roof to the sun it made the decision much easier.
In December 2014 we commissioned the installation of a 300kwp Roof Top Grid-Tied Photovoltaic Solar System, 1200 off 250W Polycrystalline panels will be utilised mounted as per the illustration attached. The system will generate approximately 541 328 kWh per annum and save 549.45 tons of CO2 equivalent to 99 cars being taken off the road per year, 128 homes powered per year and 14293 of trees cleansing the air per year. The total project will take 12 weeks to complete.
The decision taken would not have been possible without the advice and input of Johannes Cronje from Alternative Energy Resources (Johannes@jmcae.co.za) he planted the seed and made us aware of the cost effectiveness of Solar. We received many proposals and solutions for our system but we selected Solsquare Solar System Integrator as Dylan Tudar Jones (email@example.com) as his team offered the most comprehensive solution.
Once the system is fully commissioned we will welcome our clients who are interested to view the system on site as we would like to share our experiences and lessons learnt.
We look forward to an eventful year of Lighting Solutions in Africa and with our enhanced design capabilities will endeavour to meet and exceed our clients requirements.