Industrial aircraft hangars are colossal buildings that host a menu of maintenance and repair services for planes. These establishments require elevated illumination, in the form of high bay leds lighting systems. Mounted roughly 16-50 feet in the air, the units could be secured on the ceiling, which allows the lights to either be fixed on the surface or hang freely with suspension brackets.
Aircraft hangars worldwide are switching to LEDs, due to their energy efficient and robust illuminative properties. This article focuses on the completion of a leading airline’s project in transitioning from metal halide high bay lamps to LED high bay units.
Addressing Lumen Depreciation and Re-lamping
The H1 Hangar is designed to facilitate three aircrafts in real-time. With over 120 planes in the operational fleet, it’s common for the hangar to require 24/7 support from industrial work lights. For illumination, operators and engineers working in the space rely on 226, 450-watt metal halide high bay fixtures. The units are mounted roughly 82 feet from the ground.
In addition to costly maintenance associated with the outdated lighting system, they also did not provide enough illumination for special tasks that called for 400-450 lux (the metal halide high bay lamps were only capable of offering 200 lux during operation). Re-lamping tasks were also difficult to execute, due to the presence of large aircrafts.
High Bay LEDs Lighting System for Aircraft Hangars
After switching over to high bay LED fixtures, the aircraft hangar improved productivity, illuminative accuracy and safety. The units offer up to 125 percent more illumination, which actively meets the requirements of 400-450 lux and 60-80 CRI for aircraft maintenance tasks. At full capacity, the lighting system consumes up to 45 percent less energy than the previous metal halide lamps.
To improve energy consumption, operators installed a control system that manages usage based on occupancy inside the location. This component increased the site’s savings by an additional 40 percent.…