cairns airport

Cairns Airport Energy Efficiency Upgrade | Cairns, Queensland

The Project:

Identifying lighting area constraints with appropriate LED lighting solutions to replace current fixtures:

  • Departure Concourse
  • Departure Lounge
  • Arrivals Concourse
  • Arrivals Customs Area
  • Bagging Handling Area
  • Middle Section Ground Floor

The Solution:

The Concourses:  The International Terminal Arrival and Departure Concourses, and the Departure Lounge area was lit by over six hundred 400W and 175W Metal Halide HighBays mounted between 6 to 12 metres high.

The solution was to replace these with a selection of Lumex SkyBay™ LED HighBays across a range of power ratings, from 150W down to 60W. This design improved the overall light level and reduced the airport’s energy consumption in these areas by around 80%.

The Walkways:  The Terminal Walkways were fitted with over one hundred 2x26W PLC recessed downlights. The solution was to replace them with 31W Classico™ Range LED downlights. This provided a higher level of illumination, and a 40% saving in energy.

The Baggage Area:  The baggage area was lit with 130 weatherproof fixtures (2x36W T8). The fluorescent tubes were replaced with 18W Lumex Linear LED T8 to achieve a minimum 50% energy saving without loss of lighting level.

The Security Area:  The level of illumination in the Security and Inspection area of the Domestic Terminal was noticeably poor considering the importance of the activity there. To boost the light level the forty 2 x 28W T5 troffers were replaced with Lumex NovaBlade™ LED Panels drawing a total of 40W each. This not only achieved the desired improvement in the light levels, but also achieved an energy saving of around 25%.

Cairns Airport Domestic Terminal

Potential Energy & Maintenance Savings:

Cairns Airport has made a significant investment in upgrading their lighting and energy efficiency, but there is no doubt that the investment is a sound one. Running 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the improvements in efficiency, and the savings in energy and ongoing maintenance will provide their payback expectations.

FACTS
Fittings that were replaced 938
Lumex LED Product SKYBAY™ LED HIGHBAY (LL2LHB## SERIES)
NOVABLADE™ LED PANEL LIGHT 600 x 300mm (LL9P63N)
CLASSICO™ DOWNLIGHT (LL1CM10## SERIES)
Energy Savings achieved >80%
Product Warranty 7 YEARS