Vancouver International Airport installs adaptive LED lighting

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has installed a new state-of-the-art LED lighting system at its airfield, leveraging incentives from BC Hydro, the company said.

The new lighting system by Musco Lighting significantly reduces YVR´s power consumption, expands lighting coverage, and increases safety for pilots, air traffic controllers, and ground crews.

It gives a more uniform distribution, and features patented glare control technology so that high-quality light is applied only where needed, improving operational efficiency by eliminating glare.

The new apron LED lighting is adaptive based on gate usage, meaning that lighting levels will increase and decrease based on the gate schedule in order to save power when not in use. It is expected to save 715,000 kWhrs/year, which is the equivalent of powering 72 residential households per year.

BC Hydro provided incentives for the project through its Industrial Energy Manager program which YVR has participated in for over ten years.

Vancouver Airport Authority is a community-based, not-for-profit organization that manages YVR, which served 22.3 million passengers in 2016. Fifty-five airlines serve YVR, connecting people and businesses to more than 125 non-stop destinations worldwide.

Musco Lighting specializes in the design and manufacture of sports and large area lighting solutions around the world. The company has pioneered systems using metal halide and LED technologies that improve energy efficiency and provide affordable ways to control spill light and glare.