DIA Retrofits Parking Garages to LEDs

September 24, 2014 By Linda Hardesty

Eaton energy manage

Eaton’s Cooper Lighting Division is replacing more than 5,400 parking garage fixtures at Denver International Airport. The DIA conversation will help the airport save about $327,000 annually. Construction of the multimillion-dollar project began in May 2014 with an anticipated completion date of November 2014.

The installation of more than 4,000 McGraw-Edison Valet LED products will consume 51 watts compared to the existing high pressure sodium (HPS) fixtures consuming 177 watts. Additionally, more than 700 Valet 73-watt fixtures will reduce the wattage used in 250-watt and 150-watt HPS products, and 27-watt Valet products will replace metal halide surface-mounted downlights consuming 115 watts.

The McGraw-Edison Valet LED lighting fixtures are DLC listed, which qualifies DIA for a local utility rebate from Xcel Energy’s Lighting Efficiency program. As a result, the airport is anticipating a rebate of about $630,000.

The conversion will result in a 45 percent energy savings and is estimated to reduce annual energy consumption by more than 3,400,000 kWh.

Additional Eaton products used in the conversion include Lumark Crosstour LED Wall Pack luminaires and Corelite R2 recessed LED fixtures.

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