Part of the Cape Town’s World Capital Design 2014 initiative, the structure uses weatherproof Pharox LED Strip lights with approx 22,600 individual LED light sources
NTL Lemnis Africa, a wholly owned subsidiary of NTL Lemnis BV, helped illuminate an artwork on top of Cape Town famous Signal Hill that symbolises the transition from past to future and that will act as a beacon of hope for all to see.
The artwork on top of Signal Hill by Sun International called the “Sunstar” is designed by Cape Town based artist Christopher(Chris) Swift and forms part of a project themed “the PharoX”. It is a five storey high tetrahedron star shape that incorporates old fencing reclaimed from the Robben Island prison. The structure is lit by NTL Lemnis’s Pharox LED strip, which uses approximately 22,600 individual light sources. This result is a spectacular cohesion of structure and light in the form of an “X” shape viewed from different angles, thereby serving as new beacon for the whole of Cape Town to see. At night the Illuminated structure is seen clearly by incoming aircraft, as well as citizen and visitors to Cape Town as far as 25km’s away.
It is a major achievemnet from a sustainable energy and technology use perspective – the combination of using the low energy consumption, high performance and weatherproof Pharox LED strip lights with a completely off-grid PV generation platform engineered and provided by well-known Eldo Energy, enables the artwork to shine during night without consuming any grid supplied electricity, and with minimal impact on the surreal surrounding of Signal Hill.
Francois van Tonder, CEO of NTL Lemnis Africa, says, “We have been a part of the sustainable social investment initiatives across Africa and we are happy to partner the “Sunstar” project in Cape Town. The project showcases our commitment to provide the most environmentally friendly lighting source and how it has the capability to transform lighting options seamlessly”.
NTL Lemnis Africa, is a leading LED solutions company with its headquarters in Centurion Gauteng Provence, and a distribution network covering Southern Africa & SADEC, Ghana, Kenya and Mauritius.