The recent installation of 695 79W Cree luminaires will provide PBIA with an annual energy savings of 429,388 kWh, equating to approximately $34,000 and an annual lighting maintenance savings of more than $27,000. The airport will see a payback of approximately five years.
Feedback about the visual effects of the lighting installation has been incredible. Travelers have commented to PBIA that the lighting is bright and white, making it easier to see the roadway.
“I’m very pleased with the project and the anticipated energy and maintenance savings from the Cree lighting installation,” said Galassi.
Additionally, sheriff deputies who patrol the roadway and direct traffic have spoken highly of the illumination from the Cree luminaires because it makes visibility easier and the lighting is evenly distributed. PBIA improvement plans include relighting the baggage handling areas, roadway signage, aircraft gate parking and the existing parking garages with LED luminaires.