DIA to Make Lights More Energy-Efficient

An aerial photograph at DIA, looking east. Jeppesen Terminal and western parking structures dominate the frame. (Photo: Denver International Airport)

An aerial photograph at DIA, looking east. Jeppesen Terminal and western parking structures dominate the frame. (Photo: Denver International Airport)

DENVER – Denver International Airport (DIA) is retrofitting more than 5,400 lights located in the airport’s east and west parking garages with energy-efficient LED fixtures.

The majority of the lights are being replaced with 51-watt LEDs. Combined with other lighting systems in the project, DIA expects a net energy savings of about 45 percent, resulting in energy cost savings of about $327,000 per year.

“By replacing the existing lights with energy-efficient LED lights, we will reduce Denver International Airport’s energy consumption and save a substantial amount of money over time,” Kim Day, Denver’s manager of aviation, said. “This project will also make the parking garages brighter and more evenly lit, increasing visibility and enhancing safety.”

Construction on the lighting project will begin this month and should take about one year to complete at a cost of $2.7 million. The project also qualifies for Xcel Energy’s Lighting Efficiency rebate program. The LED light fixtures will be assembled locally by Denver-based Cooper Lighting.

To read this article, in its entirety, you can view it here.

If you’re looking for LEDs for your home, check out The Lighting Professionals. Looking for LEDs for a much larger project? Contact USIlluminations!