- Swedish design practice Ljusarkitektur has created a dramatic and enchanting scheme directly based on local folklore tales.
- The scheme is designed to help Åre Ski Resort increase revenue by creating a night-time attraction for the family, but its use of LEDs also saves energy.
- Sweden's long winter nights mean that the 3.5km ski slope is now lit both in the early morning and in the evening, which extends its hours of use and its potential to attract revenue.
- The 240 Lumenbeam luminaires chosen for the project have to withstand high winds, sub-freezing temperatures and heavy snow and ice loads.
- Ljusarkitektur used the Lumenbeam LBX fixtures to create a dynamic blue/white design redolent of moonlight. Each of the LBX fixtures has three separately addressable LED boards; in this case, two ice white and one blue.
- Lumenpulse's dual chamber technology makes Lumenbeam fixtures easy to maintain even in extreme conditions. The LEDs and drivers are in separate compartments so that drivers are easy to access and can be changed without replacing the whole fixture.
- Attraction owner SkiStar says the lighting scheme will help it to recoup its investment in less than three years.
SkiStar’s vision is to create memorable winter experiences as the leading operator of European alpine destinations.