Atlanta Airport to Install LED Lighting on Tarmac for 50% Less Energy Consumption

by | Nov 14, 2018

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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport will install high-mast LED lighting for a retrofit of their existing airport tarmac lighting.

Bright Light Systems (BLS), an Atlanta-based lighting manufacturer, will supply the LED lighting. BLS, in partnership with The Jon Smith Group (JSG), has upgraded the high-mast lights illuminating the aircraft parking apron to Nova HM Series LED lights that provide lighting quality and distribution with a rated lifetime of more than 10 years.

According to BLS, the new LED lights offer more than 50% less energy consumption than the previous 1000-watt high pressure sodium lighting system. More than 750 energy-saving LED lights are now installed on 80-foot poles across concourses T, A, B, C, D and E, providing enhanced safety for pilots, ground personnel, and baggage handlers around the aircraft and throughout the ramp area. The new LED lighting will enhance nighttime operations with higher illuminance levels and better light coverage on the apron while reducing lamp replacement and maintenance costs.

Hartsfield-Jackson is the world’s busiest and most efficient airport, serving more than 103 million passengers annually with nonstop service to more than 150 US destinations and 70 international destinations in more than 50 countries. The airport services all the major US airline carriers including Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, and United Airlines.

Airport Efficiency Across the US

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport joins an extensive list of leading ports and airports in the transportation industry that have benefitted from LED lighting. In 2017, King County International Airport announced that it had achieved 63% energy savings by adding advanced lighting controls and upgrading the mechanical and lighting systems located throughout the interior of the terminal, as well as installing LED lighting in the outdoor terminal parking lot.

Also in 2017,Alabama’s Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (BHM) earned the LEED Gold rating from the US Green Building Council. BHM leaders approved a new terminal and the installation of an all-electric, high-efficiency HVAC system, sophisticated building automation systems, increased insulation and energy-efficient light fixtures, escalators, elevators and windows.



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