Avantair Hangar Goes Green with LED Lighting

 - October 10, 2012, 1:00 PM
Avantair is replacing the metal halide lights in its maintenance hangar with LED lights, which provide more illumination and are more efficient, according to the company.

Fractional provider Avantair of Clearwater, Fla., has installed LED lighting in its maintenance hangar. “We currently have metal halide lights throughout our hangar,” said Kevin McKamey, executive vice president. “They are costly to run and don’t react quickly when there’s a power outage. The new LED lights provide 120 percent more lighting, are 50 percent more efficient to run and react more quickly to power interruptions,” he explained.

GreenEnergy Global provided the computerized digital LED lighting equipment for the maintenance portion of the company’s 65,000-sq-ft hangar.

Michael McDonald, president of GreenEnergy Global, told AIN, “The cost to implement a project like this is roughly $1.25 to $1.50 per square foot and it takes only one to two weeks to implement.”

McDonald expects the LEDs to reduce the company’s current annual light usage of 103,680 kilowatts to only 15,500 kilowatts and save the company $47,000 per year. McDonald added, “LED lights reduce carbon emissions. There should be 116 metric tons fewer carbon emissions per year by using them.”