Airport officials aim to optimize energy savings while also providing a safe and well-lit parking environment for passengers.
Officials at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport recognized a need for upgrading the parking garage lighting that would optimize energy savings, while continuing to provide a safe and well-lit environment for its passengers. Analyzing multiple products and their performance to find the best solution, they selected LED fixtures from Cooper Lighting, an industry leader committed to delivering innovative products and driving transformational technology in the lighting industry.
Funded by the City of Atlanta Green Loan Fund, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport officials decided to replace each of the 4,342 210-watt metal-halide fixtures with Cooper Lighting’s 80-watt McGraw-Edison Valet LED fixtures in its north and south parking decks. This decision would not only lead to greater energy-efficiency, but also cost savings of almost half a million dollars each year. According to the City of Atlanta’s Office of Sustainability, the Airport’s financial and environmental partner, the carbon reduction associated with the project is equivalent to taking 500 cars off of the road.
“Replacing parking garage lighting with more energy-efficient options is one of the most practical upgrades a city can make to save energy, reduce costs and lower CO2 emissions,” said Mark Eubanks, President, Cooper Lighting. “This project has been a great opportunity to showcase how Cooper’s innovative LED products can increase overall efficiencies and performance to provide a safe and well-lit environment, all while helping the City of Atlanta save almost $500,000 each year in energy costs.”
Through superior optical control, Cooper’s Valet LED fixtures deliver uniform and energy conscious illumination optimized to improve vehicular movement and pedestrian safety in parking structure applications. Cooper’s modular LightBAR™ technology, featuring patented AccuLED Optics™ system, delivers uniform and energy conscious illumination. Both factors were key to Airport officials who hoped to improve the distribution of the lighting in the Airport parking garages while also optimizing energy savings. The Valet LED fixtures will also reduce maintenance costs as they are designed to last 50,000 hours.
Cooper Lighting has made a significant investment in people, resources and technology to ensure the company provides first-class solutions to its customers’ lighting challenges. The Company offers a range of indoor and outdoor LED lighting products and controls, all of which are specifically designed to maximize energy and cost savings.