Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) selected Bright Light Systems (BLS), an Atlanta-based LED lighting manufacturer, to supply high-mast LED lighting. The BLS lighting will retrofit the airport’s existing apron lighting.
The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, among the world’s busiest and most efficient airports, serves more than 103 million passengers annually. The airport offers nonstop service to more than 150 U.S. destinations and 70 international destinations in more than 50 countries. Major U.S. airlines including Delta, Southwest, American, and United fly from the Hartfield-Jackson Airport..
Bright Light Systems in a partnership with The Jon Smith Group (JSG) upgraded the high-mast lights illuminating the aircraft parking apron.
Now, the company says its Nova HM Series LED lights deliver superior light quality and distribution and feature a rated lifetime of more than ten years. According to BLS, the new LED high-mast lights consume 50% less energy than the previous 1000-watt high-pressure sodium system.
The airport installed more than 750 LED luminaires on 80-foot poles across concourses T, A, B, C, D, and E. BLS claims that these lights enhance safety for pilots, ground personnel, and baggage handlers around the aircraft and throughout the ramp area.
The company also asserts that new LED lighting will provide higher illuminance levels and better light coverage on the apron for better night time illumination. At the same time, BLS contends that the LED lights last much longer and thereby reducing lamp replacement and maintenance costs.
“The Nova Series LED lights are much brighter and a huge improvement over the old HPS lighting. The lights are also simple to install and a breeze to wire up,” commented David Harrup, project manager, The Jon Smith Group.
“The new LED lights from Bright Light Systems provide greater visibility and safety for our employees working around the aircraft while generating important operational savings for the airport,” said Monique Richard, ATL station manager for Southwest Airlines. “The maintenance and energy savings along with improved lighting levels in the ramp area is a win-win situation for both Southwest Airlines and the Atlanta airport.”
“As a local Atlanta manufacturer, we are proud to collaborate with the world’s busiest airport on this lighting retrofit,” said Brad Lurie, president and CEO of Bright Light Systems. “Southwest Airlines along with the other carriers understand how important safety is at the airport, and the ramp lighting is a big part of that equation. The enhanced visibility of ground personnel along with reduced glare for pilots will help to make Hartsfield-Jackson one of the safest airports in the world.”