CATEGORY: Aviation

PROJECT CASE STUDY

Rome Fiumicino Airport

FCO, also known as Rome Leonardo da Vinci Airport, is Italy’s biggest airport. It serves as the main hub for the country’s largest airline – Alitalia. It’s also the main hub for Vueling, a low-cost Spanish carrier. FCO is the eight-busiest airport in Europe and the world’s 47th busiest.

THE CHALLENGE

FCO needed to:

  • Make sure its lighting complied with new EASA – the European Union Aviation Safety Agency – regulations.
  • Guarantee zero light spill to comply with Lazio regional law.
  • Cut energy use in full compliance with ICAO Annex 14 regulations. And reduce their lighting maintenance costs at the same time.

As we were already the preferred supplier of LED apron lighting for FCO, they came to us to make these things happen.

THE SOLUTION

This large project – 97 new high masts needed building with heights ranging from 10m to 40m– has been ongoing for the last few years. It’s involved a 25% retrofit and the rest new-build, with the new masts being installed next to the current ones. The old masts are now being removed, so the sodium lights can be turned off and the LED lights switched on.

By using the whole range of our Titan Series – from 165W to 705W – the new floodlighting complies with EASE regulations and Lazio regional law. Plus, to help keep costs to a minimum, they’ve been supplied with DALI, Digital Address Lighting Interface, protocol. This means they can connect with the existing control system in a simple plug and play way. Also, as with any of our LED lighting, the maintenance costs will be a fraction of what it costs to maintain a High-Pressure Sodium system.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Sector:

Aviation

Customer:

FCO

Number of passengers:

42,511,999

Runways:

4 – including a subsidiary

Stands:

125

Average aircraft movements:

307,736

Project date:

Ongoing

LED floodlights installed:

600+

Type:

Titan Series

Lux average values:

30 Lux

Energy savings:

317W vs 812kW

61%

600+

LED floodlights installed

61%

Energy savings

2x

Increase in Uniformity

BEFORE & AFTER TECHNICAL COMPARISON

SODIUM LED
Number of Projectors 850+ 600+
Nominal Power for single appliance 400 / 1000W 455 / 705W
Total power absorbed 812kW 317 kW
Energy consumption per year 3491600 kwh 72,670 kWh
Colour temperature 2000k 5,700k
Colour rendering index 25 70
Average light level 20lx 36 Lux
Uniformity 0.25 0.53
Energy savings 61%

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