Cree LED technology provides Munich airport with energy-efficient lighting solutions

January 14, 2014 //By Paul Buckley
Cree LED technology provides Munich airport with energy-efficient lighting solutions
Cree is providing LED technology to power the apron and exterior lighting systems of Munich Airport (FMG), the seventh largest international hub in Europe, serving 38 million passengers per year.

Cree collaborated with ewo, a manufacturer of high-quality lighting systems for public areas, whose F32 flood lights are replacing high-pressure sodium lamps in the airport’s high mast systems. The F32 was specifically designed to seamlessly integrate into the existing apron lighting at Munich Airport, and each one is illuminated by as many as 288 Cree XLamp XT-E LEDs.

Munich AirportCree is providing LED technology to power the apron and exterior lighting systems of Munich Airport (FMG), the seventh largest international hub in Europe, serving 38 million passengers per year. Cree collaborated with ewo, a manufacturer of high-quality lighting systems for public areas, whose F32 flood lights are replacing high-pressure sodium lamps in the airport’s high mast systems. The F32 was specifically designed to seamlessly integrate into the existing apron lighting at Munich Airport and each one is illuminated by as many as 288 Cree XLamp XT-E LEDs.

The Munich Airport sought out LED technology to reduce the operating cost of its more than 13,000 outdoor lights. In addition to energy savings, the airport has set a goal of maintaining CO2 emissions at their 2005 level, irrespective of future traffic growth. Munich Airport expects the new flood lights featuring Cree LEDs to consume at least 50 percent less energy than the old high-pressure sodium lamps, resulting in yearly electricity savings of 122,000 kilowatt-hours and approximately 70 tons of CO2 on completion of phase one of the lighting overhaul. Through a long-term replacement of its 3,000 apron floodlights and 10,200 exterior lights, the airport expects to be in a position to save in excess of 5,000 tons of CO2 annually.

Using energy- and cost-efficient LED technology from Cree, the white light emitted by the F32 floodlight has a higher color rendering value to more accurately display colors and provide enhanced visibility compared to the old lamps. Designed for a long LED service life, the lighting solution is a complete combination of high


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