“The switch to LED for the high-mast ramp lights at GEG was driven by the desire to cut utility and maintenance costs. The reduced glare for pilots and air traffic control, and improved light quality on the ramp were
great added benefits. The Musco Lighting design and installation process was easy
— Ryan H. Sheehan, A.A.E.
Director of Operations and Maintenance
Over the past 15 years, the Spokane International Airport (GEG) has undergone a number of transformations including the addition of a new control tower, expanded retail space, and renovations to the central concessions area. With this commitment to modernisation, the airport officials determined it was time to replace the existing HID apron lighting with an advanced LED system. After getting an up-close look at Musco’s
TLC for LED™ technology at a trade show, and upon learning that Musco partners with ADB Safegate—a global leader in airport efficiency solutions—GEG knew that it had found its new system.
- The new system has nearly doubled light levels compared to the previous floodlighting, helping improve visibility, worker safety, and operational efficiency in the gate areas.
- Energy consumption has been reduced 75 per cent compared to the prior HID equipment, minimising the airport’s environmental impact and cutting operating costs over the long term.
- Maintenance costs have been eliminated through the year 2029 with Musco’s parts and labour warranty, and the system’s remote electrical enclosures means the LED power source can be serviced at the base of the pole without requiring a crane
- Air traffic controllers and pilots can do their jobs free from glare, as a result of the system’s patented visoring around the TLC for LED luminaires.