The airport’s arrival roadway was identified for an efficiency upgrade. The roadway had 150 175W metal halide fixtures that were wall mounted but directed straight across, providing inadequate illumination on the roadway. After exploring LED lighting through testing, RISE Engineering decided to install Cree® LED luminaires with funding support through rebate subsidies from National Grid, the local utility, and ConEdison financial incentives.
“I am astounded at the low wattage used to achieve the required amount of light,” said Steve O’Neill, project development specialist at RISE Engineering.
Sixty-two Cree® LED luminaires were installed, reducing energy consumption by more than 50 percent. The luminaires provide greater lighting performance than the previously installed metal halide lights and produce a whiter light and significantly improved illumination.