Earlier this week, it was reported that the Denver International Airport (DIA) would be reducing its power consumption by retrofitting more than 5,000 light fixtures to make them accommodating for LED bulbs. The improvements will be made in the east and west parking lots of the airport, which will help make the facility much more energy-efficient.
According to representatives from the airport, the LED bulbs will result in a reduction of electricity use of nearly 50 percent each year, which will save DIA $327,000 annually. While the project is going to cost $2.7 million in total, the airport will make some of that money back through rebates it qualifies for through Colorado's Xcel Energy Lighting Efficiency rebate program.
"By replacing the existing lights with energy-efficient LED lights, we will reduce Denver International Airport's energy consumption and save a substantial amount of money over time," Kim Day, Denver's manager of aviation, said to local reporters. "This project will also make the parking garages brighter and more evenly lit, increasing visibility and enhancing safety."
This retrofitting initiative is scheduled to begin by the end of May and will be finished within a year. It was noted by spokespeople that the LED bulbs themselves will be produced locally in Colorado, by the Denver-based company Cooper Lighting. This project is one of several that the Denver International Airport is undertaking in an effort to become more energy-efficient.
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