Fractional provider Avantair of Clearwater, Fla., has installed LED lighting in its maintenance hangar. “We currently have metal halide lights throughout our hangar,” said Kevin McKamey, executive vice president. “They are costly to run and don’t react quickly when there’s a power outage. The new LED lights provide 120 percent more lighting, are 50 percent more efficient to run and react more quickly to power interruptions,” he explained.
McDonald expects the LEDs to reduce the company’s current annual light usage of 103,680 kilowatts to only 15,500 kilowatts and save the company $47,000 per year. McDonald added, “LED lights reduce carbon emissions. There should be 116 metric tons fewer carbon emissions per year by using them.”
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