Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is gearing up to install high-mast LED lighting for a retrofit of their existing airport tarmac lighting. The airport is one of the world’s busiest and most efficient, serving more than 103 million passengers annually with nonstop service to more than 150 US destinations and 70 international destinations in more than 50 countries.
The company behind supplying the LED lighting is Bright Light Systems (BLS) an Atlanta-based lighting manufacturer. BLS, has collaborated with The Jon Smith Group (JSG), and replaced the high-mast lights illuminating the aircraft parking apron with Nova HM Series LED lights.
These new installations will provide lighting quality and distribution with a rated lifetime of more than 10 years. The new LED lights offer more than 50% less energy consumption than the previous 1000-watt high pressure sodium lighting system as per BLS. Around 750 energy-saving LED lights are now installed on 80-foot poles across concourses T, A, B, C, D and E.
The recent upgrade is providing multiple benefits such as enhanced safety for pilots, ground personnel, and baggage handlers around the aircraft and throughout the ramp area. The newly installed LED lighting will aid in nighttime operations with higher visibility levels and better light coverage on the apron as well as reducing lamp replacement and maintenance costs.