CATEGORY: Aviation

PROJECT CASE STUDY

Glasgow Airport

Opened as a commercial airport in 1996, GLA is Scotland’s principal long-haul airport as well as its largest charter hub. Originally intended as a domestic airport, it now serves over 30 airlines flying to more than 100 destinations worldwide.

The challenge

There were three main challenges facing GLA:

  • Firstly, they needed to make sure they were fully compliant with CAP 168 on their apron areas.
  • They needed everything completed before the opening of the Commonwealth Games in 2014. A big ask!
  • And finally, they wanted to reduce their energy use by 20% compared to 1990’s levels. We helped them to meet these challenges.

Our solution:

The solution our Lighting Design Team came up with involved cutting the 236 sodium projectors to just 164 LED 400W Luminaires. This reduced the total absorbed power to 67kW from 173kW. As well as doubling the light levels, with this solution the energy savings were over 60%. And we had everything completed well before the first Commonwealth athletes touched down.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Sector:

Aviation

Customer:

GLA

Number of passengers:

9,000,000

Runways:

1

Stands:

40

Average aircraft movements:

80,000

Project date:

2014

LED floodlights installed:

164

Type:

Titan Series

Lux average values:

24 Lux

Energy savings:

  • 256kW vs 430kW
  • 61%

164

LED floodlights installed

61%

Energy savings

2 X

increase in lux levels

BEFORE & AFTER TECHNICAL COMPARISON

SODIUM LED
Number of Projectors 236 164
Nominal Power for single appliance 400 / 1000W 400W
Absorbed Power(measured data) 500 / 1200W 411W
Total Power Absorbed 173 kW 67 kW
Energy Consumption per year 757,740 kWh 293,460 kWh
Colour temperature 2,300K 5,700K
Colour rendering index 25 70
Average Light Level 12 24
Uniformity 0.11 0.28
Energy savings 61%

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