The vocational school Etelä-Kymenlaakso (Ekami) is a multidisciplinary educational institute for basic vocational education, adult education and training in Kotka and Hamina on the south-east coast of Finland. With the "Coastal Workshops" Ekami organises annual workshop activities for young people in Kotka, Hamina, Pyhtää, Miehikkälä and Virolahti.
The Ekami Group looks after over 8,000 students per year. It has approx. 350 employees and the operating result in 2017 amounted to € 30.5 million. There are three campuses in Kotka and one in Hamina. The Ekami Malminki Campus offers vocational education and training in the mechanical engineering, metalworking and construction industries. In these facilities, good lighting is very important to ensure safety at work, high precision work steps and student comfort.
SiCOMPACT: sustainable quality in outdoor areas
Outside, the building is wrapped in new light: The old wall luminaires with mercury vapour lamps were replaced by SITECO SiCOMPACT LED floodlights mounted on the wall next to the lift doors. The asymmetrical appearance of the luminaires creates bright, high-quality lighting in the entrance area of the building.
Compact High Bay GEN II: Better indoor visibility
Building 8 of the Malminki Campus received completely new lighting - both inside and outside. For this purpose, SITECO Compact High Bay LED GEN II was installed in the workshop halls of the building to replace the old high-pressure sodium vapour lamps. The high-quality optics work perfectly. The colour temperature of 4000K provides optimum lighting and a fresh look. As the luminaires were able to use the existing inlets, the installation costs remained within reasonable bounds.