b'20 DALLIGHTINGNew Apron Lighting Resolves FACTS&FIGURESGlaring Issues at Dallas Love FieldProject: LED Apron LightingBY KEN WYSOCKYLocation: Dallas Love Field Airport Pilots, baggage handlers and groundillumination in some parts Airport Owner/Operator: City of Dallas crews at Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL)of the apron and time-2022 Passenger Volume: About 73.4 million are seeing things in a different lightconsuming maintenance Project Cost: $1.7 million these days, courtesy of a $1.7 million upgrade ofto replace the metal halite Funding: General airport revenue lighting fixtures around the terminal apron. lightbulbs.Construction: June 2021-Sept. 2022 Along with increasing operational safety andThe glare from the old Main Components: New LED light fixtures (115);efficiency, the new high-efficiency LED lightslights was causing some poles & control boxes are expected to cut the airports annual energychallenges for airlinePATRICK CARRENOPrime Consultant: Garver USA bill by nearly $30,000 and last significantlypilots taxiing into gates, Carreno says. But longer than its old metal halide bulbs.the new lights provide a much higher quality Prime Contractor: Holt Construction of light. And because theres more output and Light Fixtures: Musco The new lighting system, designed by engineering consultant Garver USA, replacescoverage, it makes ramp operations safer.Key Features: LED lights that last longer thanfloodlights installed when the new terminalWere gate-constrained, so each of our metal halide fixtures & improve light coverage, qualityopened in 2014 and LED lighting was stillgates (20 in all) are highly utilized, he adds. & uniformity; easily accessible electrical components; remote dimming capability; wireless system monitoringin its infancy. Patrick Carreno, the airportsTheyre very congested and busy. So the Key Benefits: Improved safety by eliminatingaviation director, reports that upgradesimproved lighting really helps increase safety glare for pilots; reduced energy costs; improved rampcompleted last fall resolved issues such asand efficiency of ramp operations.operations through better visibility; significantly lessharsh glare and poor light quality, insufficient time spent changing lightbulbsOctober 2023AirportImprovement.com'