SKIRESORTS: WELCOME LED LIGHTING
Ski resort operations tend to consume significant amounts of energy. It is estimated that ski resort could save hundreds of megawatt hours just by changing over to newer, greener technologies.
For a single ski resort this would not only mean immediate savings of tens of thousands of Euros per year, but also a reduction of carbon dioxide emissions by millions of tons.
CHARACTERISTICS ARCTIC BEAM
The Arctic Beam produces 31.000 lumens at a power consumption of 280 Watt. With more than 110 lumen
per Watt the Arctic Beam is more efficient than gas discharge lamps such as high pressure sodium and
metal halide lamps. Depending on the slope characteristics and desired light levels,
the Arctic Beam reduces energy costs by up to 50%..
EASY AND FLEXIBLE INSTALLATION
Colwin GmbH offers a flexible support system to fix one, two or three Arctic Beams to a wooden pole. For steel and concrete poles ski resorts usually have their own securing methods, but we can be of help in developing a customised solution if so required.
An advantage of the low weight of the Arctic Beam units is that there is no need to install heavy support masts. This feature is especially attractive for slopes where no other support
infrastructure is present. Colwin GmbH can deliver steel tipping masts that can be operated by a single person during installation of the Arctic Beam.
Once mounted, the Arctic Beam can still be repositioned by hand (pitch & jaw) and focussed by using the optional laser pointer tool.
The calculated lifetime of the LED’s used in the Arctic Beam is very long: after 50.000 hours of usage the Arctic Beam still emits 80% of its original light output and 70% of its original light output after 68.000 hours.
If the Arctic Beam is operated at lower power and/or frequently dimmed its lifetime increases even further while maintaining 70% of original light output. As such, replacement costs are considerably lower when compared to gas discharge Lamps that generally last less than 20.000 hours and at which time they have lost at least 25% of their initial light output.
Warm-up and restrike times are absent with the Arctic Beam. Gas discharge lamps require a period of 1 to 15 minutes to reach 90% of their full light output. Additionally, when shut down these lamps need a cool down period before they can restart. This period of time is called the restrike time and can take 20 minutes or even longer.
Depending on light level requirements the Arctic Beam is available with different beam angles (36°,46°,60°).
As a standard we offer the Arctic Beam as a turnkey solution: prewired, preinstalled electric boxes, a configured Remote Lighting Control system and software as well as suspension
material is all included in the solution.