Newcastle Airport

Newcastle Airport saves 70% on its car park lighting costs with Waveguide Lighting’s LEDs.

The Challenge:

To create a LED fitting which would improve lighting levels, reliability, and reduce the on-going energy costs associated with the pre-existing lighting solution in Newcastle Airport’s car parks. At the same time, to improve Newcastle Airport’s customers’ experience and reduce the carbon footprint of the business.

Solution:

We created a powerful bespoke solution to replace 150 watt SON fittings (170 watt with ballast) with our PL40 fitting – which is just 45 watts inclusive of ballast. The lights were fitted to 6.5 metre high poles spaced at 18-21 metres to provide Street Standard lighting, light levels and uniformity – giving an average in excess of 20 lux. The quality of the LED lights also improves safety and security at the airport by eradicating pockets of darkness and making CCTV footage clearer. Newcastle Airport is now saving 70% on its car park lighting costs. The new lighting will halve carbon emissions and cut energy emissions by up to 70%.

Testimonial:

“The airport instructed  to design an LED fitting which would improve lighting levels, reliability, and reduce the on-going energy costs associated with the pre-existing lighting solution in the car parks. The result was a 45watts bespoke fitting which replaces the previous 150 watts SONS units. This will save the airport approximately 100 T/Co2 per year and significantly reduce the associated maintenance costs. The new lighting has been a great success. It was recently praised in our Park Mark Award assessment with positive feedback on its quality and how it has enhanced the area’s safety and security features, which in turn will greatly benefit our customers. We are delighted with the installation.” Terry Clarke, Energy and Sustainability project manager at Newcastle Airport