AIRPORT BEGINS INSTALLING LED TAXIWAY LIGHTS
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Casper / Natrona County International Airport announces the installation of Light Emitting Diode (LED) taxiway lights as part of the Taxiway Alpha reconstruction project. The LED lights are replacing incandescent taxiway light fixtures which draw 30 watts each where the LED lights draw 12 watts. Based on anticipated use, the LED fixtures should result in a 68% energy savings. “As the Airport moves toward more of a ‘green’ facility, the LED fixtures not only save energy, but with 295 fixtures being replaced, the project saves money,” said Glenn Januska, Airport Manager. “Another cost savings is the longevity of the fixtures themselves.” At the Airport, incandescent taxiway lamps last approximately 10,000 hours. With 12 hours of average daily use, that translates into 2¼ years. LED lights last, depending on the intensity setting, between 100,000 and 200,000 hours, or between 23 and 45 years. “Even with a higher cost to purchase, the longevity of the lamps and fixtures plus the elimination of maintenance costs on the LED fixtures is another huge savings,” said Januska. The Airport is one of the first airports in the country to install LED lights.
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