Airport Savings Take Off With LED’s

This story written by D.R. Stewart of / tells about how Tulsa International Airport and Jones Riverside Airport at Jenks are switching inefficient incandescent runway and taxiway lights for more energy efficient LED lighting. The switch to LED’s will cost $774,848 , but is expected to save around $25,000 per year in energy costs along with reducing long term maintenance costs. “In addition to the energy savings, our maintenance costs will be reduced since the new LED taxiway edge lights have a life span that results in changing bulbs once every 23 years instead of every couple of years for the incandescent bulbs currently in use,” said Jeff Hough, deputy airports director of engineering and facilities. The project is being paid for through a grant from the city of Tulsa and should take almost a year to complete. Airports are not the only facilities that can save on energy costs with LED’s. Ports and marinas can also save on lighting by installing underwater LED dock lights.


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