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Oslo Airport Extension Lighting Leads to Opportunity

Dec. 13, 2017
Zumtobel delivered on the 21,2000 luminaire project and now will modernize other parts of the airport.

The recent extension at Oslo Airport in Oslo, Norway, was one of the biggest recent projects in the lighting industry. Zumtobel Group Services (ZGS) connected 21,200 luminaires, installed a record-breaking 32 eBox devices and provided extensive services. Based on the results, ZGS has now been trusted with the job of modernizing lighting in other parts of the airport.

The project was part of a major expansion of Norway’s most important airport. A new terminal was opened in April 2017 and a third is currently being planned. The 117,000-square-meter terminal required extensive controls to adapt the lighting in response to the natural daylight. A Skyscanner device mounted on the roof constantly checks lighting conditions and sends this information to a LITENET lighting management system, which mixes the best combination of artificial light and daylight in terms of both intensity and color.

ZGS installed intelligent lighting controls and emergency lighting systems to go alongside 21,200 LED luminaires from Thorn and Zumtobel and various components from Tridonic. The airport’s retail area lighting is separate from the lighting controls system in the terminal. Each shop is managed individually via LITECOM so that shop owners can adjust brightness levels and select lighting scenes according to their individual needs. The project also included the largest eBox emergency lighting installation in the world, with 32 central emergency power supply devices controlling 5,000 Zumtobel ONLITE escape sign luminaries.

“In this project we’ve again seen what customers really want: complete solutions that cover everything from luminaires to controls and maintenance services," said Thomas Knoop, executive vice president of ZGS. "The latest request to update the emergency lighting system in Terminal 1 really confirms the success of our business model.”