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: FEATURE ARTICLE :

New lights better for customers, environment, bills
By Katena Carvajales

Aviation General Manager Louis Miller joined representatives from the City of Atlanta Office of Sustainability and Cooper Lighting on January 31 to announce plans to improve the lighting in the north and south covered parking lots.

The Airport will replace all 4,342 of its 210-watt metal-halide fixtures with Cooper Lighting’s 80-watt light-emitting diode (LED) fixtures.

“We are happy to provide greatly improved lighting for our passengers using these parking facilities,” Miller said. “LED lights are brighter, last longer and use less energy than other options, providing savings for the Airport and reducing our carbon footprint.”

The environmental impact of the transition to the LED lights is equivalent to taking more than 600 cars off the road.

In addition, the Airport’s Innovations unit designed a sleeve device that provides a working platform and shield for vehicles in the parking decks. Workers can install the lights without affecting parking availability or resulting in lost revenue.

All new lights are expected to be installed by April.

Denise Quarles (from left), the City of Atlanta’s director of sustainability, Aviation General Manager Louis Miller, Innovations manager Doug Strachan and Cooper Lighting President Mark Eubanks answer reporters' questions at a news conference January 31.

Denise Quarles (from left), the City of Atlanta’s director of sustainability, Aviation General Manager Louis Miller, Innovations manager Doug Strachan and Cooper Lighting President Mark Eubanks answer reporters' questions at a news conference
January 31.

The new LED lights (left) will produce more light while using less energy than the existing lights (right).

The new LED lights (left) will produce more light while using less energy than the existing lights (right).

The Innovations unit designed this sleeve device, which will enable workers to install the lights without affecting parking availability or requiring the moving of customers’ vehicles.

The Innovations unit designed this sleeve device, which will enable workers to install the lights without affecting parking availability or requiring the moving of customers’ vehicles.



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