From 21 September to 6 October Oktoberfest time is back. Punctually at the beginning of autumn, the largest folk festival in the world starts on Sunday. And also here is environmental protection. Since 2007, more and more marquee operators rely on sustainable LED light sources. This is not “just” to the small fish, because just the Oktoberfest Giants to lead by good example.
Around 5 Million Measure CO2 Savings In The Hacker-Tent
As first beer tent, the hacker-Festhalle was converted in 2007. Thanks to more than 4,500 of more efficient energy-saving, halogen and LED lamps (by the way, from our partner manufacturer OSRAM come) incurred in the “heaven of Bavaria” per season since then 18,000 kWh of electricity and over 9,000 kg of less CO2.
2011: Löwenbräu Marquee Draws With LED Lamps
An example of success, the group followed. The Festival Hall with the Roaring Lion at the entrance has been 2011 complete energy-saving lamps. Since then, visitors enjoy their beer in the light of more than 16,500 LED lamps, which illuminate the tent inside and out. The result: A power reduction of 90 percent!
Hippodrome: Third Oktoberfest Tent With Energy-Efficient Lighting From OSRAM
With space for 3,300 guests in the tent and 1,000, also the Hippodrome to the big Oktoberfest tents more belongs in the beer garden. 550 warm white retrofit LED lamps of Philips®ensure proper lighting since 2012. Replaced the outdated light bulbs last year and come instead of 25 with only 4.5 Watt – with the same performance. For the 16 days of Oktoberfest is the power savings of 2,500 kWh and 1.2 tonnes of CO2. Or in other words the amount of 600,000 level CO2.
Oktoberfest: Power Consumption As A Town
With this positive balance final however is not supposed to. As OSRAM is committed to the goal, to equip all tents of Oktoberfest with energy-efficient lighting. That’s it! According to the Festival management, the hustle and bustle of Oktoberfest with 2.7 million kilowatt-hours consumed the annual consumption of about 1,100 households in just 16 days. We keep our fingers crossed so OSRAM and hope that even 2013 some of the 14 marquee operators follow suit.