tests new lighting in parking lot
Hartsfield-Jackson is testing potential replacements for the metal halide lighting fixtures in its parking decks. Five companies replaced some of the existing fixtures with their state-of-the-art LED or induction fixtures, which are expected to have significant financial and environmental benefits.
“The test is purely investigative, and the plan is still in
its earliest stages of development,” said Aviation Innovations
Manager Doug Strachan, the point man for the test.
The fixtures could improve the look and feel in parking decks and
save the Airport about $250,000 annually in energy costs. They also
would add to the Airport’s green efforts, because they use much
less energy to produce the same amount of light. Also, the 500 percent
increase in longevity would mean that the bulbs would be changed less
frequently and fewer products would be sent to landfills.
“Initial test results are encouraging, as project goals include
not only saving energy and money and being environmentally friendly
but also enhancing the ambiance of the parking facility, and we see
evidence that that is possible,” Strachan said.
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