LED Panels/Downlighters for O.R. Tambo International Airport


Name of Institution : OR Tambo International Airport        

Project Description : LED Panel Lighting

Products used : LED Backlit 1200x600 panels

 LED Backlit 600x600 panels

 OptiValu 16W downlighters

Date of project : June 2016

Background : Replacement of existing fluorescent and compact fluorescent fittings

Project co-ordinators : ACSA appointed electrical team

Project Developer : Airports Company South Africa







| Airports Company requested proposals for LED lighting in certain sections of OR Tambo airport to reduce power usage and maintenance costs.

| Areas chosen were areas that had existing fluorescent 4x36W T8 tubes and 2x26W compact fluorescent downlighters.

| Being an international airport lux levels had to meet strict requirements as well as longevity being a 24-hour operation.

| The existing fluorescent and CFL fittings were replaced with LED panels and downlighters.

| Samples were provided and the LED 85W and 40W panels were chosen in selected areas.

| For existing downlighters the 16W LED Optivalu downlighters were approved based on light outputs and warranties provided.

| Colour temperatures of 4000K were used to standardise with existing fixtures.

| The project was completed on time and within budget.


  Estimated Annual Energy Usage (kWh) Annual CO2 (metric tons)
Before project estimated usage on fluorescents 459,352 473.13
After project with installation of LED fittings 183,600 189.11


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