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Holmenkollen Ski Arena, Norway

  • Holmenkollen Ski Arena, Norway
  • Holmenkollen Ski Arena, Norway
  • Lamp efficacy

    Lamp efficacy

    Ensuring the lamp efficiently converts electricity into light (lm/W).

  • Ballast classification

    Ballast classification

    Controlling the electricity supply to the lamp (Energy Efficiency Index).

  • Luminaire distribution

    Luminaire distribution

    Controlling light emission using optics which bend and shape the light to the correct location.

  • System efficacy

    System efficacy

    Combining optical and thermal control within the luminaire (luminaire lm/W).

  • Presence/absence detection

    Presence/absence detection

    Presence: Lights automatically turn on/off with movement. Absence: Lights automatically turn off and must be manually switched on.

  • Daylight detection

    Daylight detection

    Artificial lighting which responds to the natural light conditions.

  • Constant illuminance

    Constant illuminance

    A function designed to produce correct light levels for the duration of the maintenance period.

  • Task-scene setting

    Task-scene setting

    Allowing the user to set scenes and adapt the lighting to different tasks.

  • Timed off

    Timed off

    Automatic cut-off can be installed to turn all lights off during unoccupied hours.

  • Task lighting

    Task lighting

    Lighting task areas with the correct amount of light.

  • Zoning of lighting

    Zoning of lighting

    Lighting is zoned according to area use.

  • Maintenance schedule

    Maintenance schedule

    Maintenance must be performed in response to product age, performance and environment.

  • Waste light

    Waste light

    Eliminating waste light which does not hit the intended target.

  • Reflectance


    Taking advantage of light which is reflected from the surface within the space.

  • Visible smart metering

    Visible smart metering

    Results of actions can be quickly seen as increased or decreased energy use to encourage responsible energy consumption.

Thorn lights the way across Holmenkollen’s cross-country trails

The new cross-country trails at Holmenkollen Ski Arena show how good lighting technology combines with modern and functional design to create a durable and energy efficient solution that blends effortlessly into the natural environment.

The Holmenkollen ski jumping hill at Oslo, Norway, is widely regarded as one of the best-known sporting arenas in the world. Originally built in 1892, it has been renovated 19 times and was entirely rebuilt in 2010 for the 2011 FIS Nordic World Ski Championship.

The Holmenkollen Ski Arena chose Thorn's Victor and Civic luminaires to light the new 6 km cross-country trails around the jump. Aside from the superb lighting quality, Holmenkollen selected Victor because of its timeless design and easy to install, easy to maintain benefits and Civic because of its durability and energy efficiency.

Kenneth Nybakk and Hans Øien from Thorn carefully managed the planning and delivery of the scheme, which included 120 Victor luminaries (70W) and 70 Civic luminaries (70W), designed to meet the European standard EN 12193:2007 Sports Lighting.

Bravida, Scandinavia's premier integrated supplier of technical installation and service solutions for buildings and plants, began installing Victor in the summer of 2009 and delivered the final luminaire in the autumn of 2010.

The FIS Nordic World Ski Championship ran from 23 February to 6 March 2011.