Abacus Lighting

Night skiing under new floodlighting.

Gaustablikk Ski Centre.

Telemark, Norway: June 2016

Located at the foot of the highest mountain in Southern Norway, Gaustablikk Ski Centre in Rjukan, Telemark has undergone a new floodlighting installation to enhance the night skiing experience. With 34km of slopes, 2km ski routes and 12 lifts throughout the resort, visitor numbers continue to increase meaning higher quality lighting was required. Failing sodium floodlights on a key slope known as the ‘hump’, required reliable replacements. Working with Multilux, Abacus supplied a number of Rhea floodlights which were assembled by electrical contractor AS in Rjukan.

Being a compact and lightweight fitting, the Abacus Rhea floodlight was the ideal fit for Gaustablikk and the Norwegian weather. Manufactured from high pressure die cast aluminium with toughened front glass to protect the lamp, a breather system regulates the internal temperature.

Safety on the slope is increased as the integral baffle limits glare and light overspill, ensuring the best possible experience for resort guests. This 45° light spread results in high performance lighting that is distributed effectively and evenly over the alpine terrain, with a minimal number of fittings used.

The most noticeable change for Gaustablikk is the white light that now covers the slopes as the old yellow lighting was drawing attention from both employees and visitors, with the effects highly visible in photos and video. Feedback on the new white light is very positive as Lasse Lund, manager at Gaustablikk, comments that both resort staff and visitors are very pleased with the solution and the experience on the slope is vastly improved.

As the largest ski resort in the Telemark region, Gaustablikk now runs with extended opening hours across the 3km of safely floodlit slopes.

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