“The Musco team was great to work with from the beginning. They provided all of the engineering and backup documents we needed to ensure their system would exceed the design requirements. The new lights provided better light level coverage, reduced glare, and reduced wind loading on existing poles and foundations.”
— Dustin Colwell
Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
“As we embarked upon this project, the primary goals for McCarran were to maximise energy savings while increasing lighting and visibility with minimal glare. The Musco system allowed us to achieve just that.”
— James Chrisley
Deputy Director of Aviation
McCarran International Airport
As the eighth busiest airport in the U.S., McCarran International Airport (LAS) serves more than 47.4 million passengers each year. LAS is located just five miles from the iconic Las Vegas Strip and hosts more than 30 airlines that provide non-stop service to more than 130 destinations. The airport’s existing high-pressure sodium floodlighting created numerous problems such as high-energy usage, constant repairs, poor colour rendering, and disruptive glare for pilots, ground crews, and air traffic controllers.
After exploring several options, LAS chose to retrofit its existing columns with Musco’s TLC for LED® technology. The new lighting system has provided the airport many benefits:
- Light Quality – Ensures better visibility for pilots, ground crews, and air traffic controllers with uniform light coverage free from glare
- Colour Rendering – Produces a more colour accurate light, allowing ground crews to better identify packages
- Energy Efficiency – Cuts energy consumption by 54 per cent compared to the prior floodlighting, reducing CO2 emissions by 7601 metric tons over 10-years
- Customised System – Provides a complete solution on existing columns with custom mounting brackets, luminaires, and wire harnesses
- No Maintenance Costs – Eliminates maintenance costs over the next decade with a 10-year parts and labour warranty
The project was partially funded by a $65,000 rebate from the Nevada Energy’s SureBet incentive programme. With the new system in place, LAS is expected to save $1.3 million in energy and maintenance costs over the next decade.