OMNIblast-E floodlights illuminate the Parel Vallei High School hockey field.

Parel Vallei High School, situated in the beautiful winelands at the foot of the Helderberg, Western Cape, recently installed a BEKA Schréder LED floodlighting solution – designed, developed and manufactured in South Africa to suit local conditions.

Hockey is a very popular sport for boys and girls at the school and has been offered since the school’s inception. In 2012, it became the first school in the Helderberg Basin to install an Astroturf field.

With 26 hockey teams, it was challenging to accommodate all the teams’ needs and now that the hockey field is illuminated, there are more hours available for training, as well as accommodating outside clubs and hosting prestigious hockey events.

Glare control and high CRI

BEKA Schréder’s OMNIblast-2-E Maxi LED floodlights were chosen for their high performance, high energy saving capabilities, and long lifetime – and the OMNIblast-E guarantees perfect glare control and a high colour rendering index (CRI).

In addition, a three-stage DALI dimming system was installed.

Three switching stages were set:

  • Stage 1 at 100 Lux
  • Stage 2 at 200 Lux, and
  • Stage 3 at 350 Lux

The biggest advantage of using DALI for dimming in this application is that the high uniformity level remains at dimming stages, as opposed to switching luminaires off to reduce light levels but compromising uniformity.

Energy savings

Using DALI dimmable control gear results in even further energy savings that this technology already provides when compared to traditional light sources.

The locally manufactured OMNIblast-E 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 different lighting needs.

Available in Midi and Maxi variants, this LED solution offers an alternative with proven benefits for traditional fixtures fitted with 250 W to 2 000 W HID lamps. The OMNIblast-E meets various lighting applications, ranging from general area lighting to recreational sports lighting up to professional broadcasting requirements, matching the horizontal and vertical lighting levels respectively.


A modular concept of optical units means that one, two or three modules can be mounted on a similar bracket arrangement to offer the utmost versatility, providing light distributions and lumen packages perfectly adapted to the specifications of the area to be lit.

BEKA Schréder locally develops and manufactures energy-efficient LED lighting products, designed and suitable for local conditions and is proud to be associated with Parel Vallei High School, Eimac Consulting Engineers and Unathi-Group in providing a successful floodlighting solution for this prestigious project.

BEKA Schréder is a certified B-BBEE Level 3 contributor.

More information: Riaan Bubb at (021) 510 8900 or email r.bubb@beka-schreder.co.za

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