A project is underway to swap out the LED floodlights illuminating Glasgow Airport’s airfield with a more sustainable model that is 25% more energy efficient.
As part of the airport’s continued commitment to sustainability and the circular economy, around 75% of the components housed in the outgoing lights will be collected and recycled by a Waste from Electronic and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) company before going back into the supply chain.
In 2013, Glasgow became the first airport in the world to upgrade to a fully LED-lit apron in compliance with the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). At the time, the move away from high-pressure sodium apron lighting improved energy efficiency by 60%.
The initial £130,000 multi-phase programme will also see the outgoing Sparta Series LED floodlights stripped down and their parts recycled by Midstream Lighting and replaced by the more energy efficient Modus 650, which are brighter and deliver great coverage using less fittings that also come with a longer lifespan.