Full speed ahead despite snow and ice

Zumtobel scores two new lighting solutions in the Bavarian winter sports region

Powerful, efficient and extremely robust: The CRAFT LED light is a true highlight in Zumtobel's product portfolio. To prove it, Zumtobel realized two new lighting solutions this winter season: at the train station of the Zugspitze glacier and at the Olympia-Ice Sports Center in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Zumtobel lights up Germany’s highest point of public transportation

The high altitude of the station, the logistics via the cogwheel railway, and the extremely short time windows for the assembly, so as not to interrupt the station’s means of operation, made this project particularly challenging for Zumtobel. CRAFT was the first choice for the new lighting of the Glacier Train Station Zugspitzplatt. The luminaire, with its particularly high degree of protection, IP 65, is extremely resistant and can withstand the most adverse weather conditions, such as temperatures below freezing, which can occur frequently at the highest station in Germany.

The 40 luminaires were mounted on TECTON busbars to ensure a fast connection to the light control and a particularly simple assembly and maintenance. The emergency lighting function was solved in a single system using the ONLITE RESCLITE LED safety light on TECTON busbars. The accent lighting, which illuminates the name of the station in the front and allows better orientation, was provided by VIVO spotlights equipped with a special lens, to capture the lettering in full-length. In addition, Zumtobel developed a special bracket for the integration of the loudspeaker system on the TECTON rails.

Film-worthy lighting solution at the Olympia-Ice Sports Center

The refurbishment of the Olympia-Eissportzentrums in Garmisch-Partenkirchen by Körbl + Feneberg GmbH focused on energy consumption. Thanks to the new lighting solution with CRAFT, there was a reduction of up to 75%, compared to the previous lighting. The new and improved sophisticated lighting technology also fulfills the requirements of international competition, as CRAFT offers high brilliance, color reproduction and optimal glare -which is particularly important when trying to prevent a reflection on an ice surface. On top of that, the fixtures are HD-compatible, thus enabling 100% flicker-free film shots, an essential requirement for first-class international TV broadcasts, such as those of hockey games played in the arena.

The approximately 250 CRAFT luminaires were mounted on rails that integrate power, emergency lighting, control cables and are also specially protected against possible puck impacts. While CRAFT is used in all three halls of the ice sports center, OMEGA luminaires from Thorn were used for the corridors and in adjacent rooms of the building. These well-integrated ceiling lights create a bright but pleasant ceiling design and a friendly atmosphere.