LED AIRPORT AND HELIPAD LIGHTING
Today runway airport lighting systems are equipped with basically the same incandescent light bulb technology that was invented by Thomas Edison more than hundred and thirty years ago, which is vastly inefficient.
As a solution to the problem airports have begun to install light emitting diodes (LED’s) as runway edge lights and taxiway lights, in hope to increase safety and reduce costs of runway operation. LED’s are the most energy efficient of all lighting systems. Furthermore, LED lights last for up to 80 000 hours.
This results in airport and helipads which are brighter (therefore safer and easy to spot), and cheaper to run and replace and that last a lifetime. That sounds like a great idea.