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Bristol Airport’s welcoming sign uses less energy than a kettle

Created: 9th Feb 2015

Passengers flying into Bristol Airport during Winter’s darker evenings, may notice new signage on the façade of the building.

Bristol Airport’s logo has been created into a new energy efficient sign and provides a shining welcome to passengers.

The new signage has utilised LED lighting to illuminate Bristol Airport’s logo throughout the night. Provided by Bristol-based Lighting Services, the installed lights are IP66 rated, ensuring that it is waterproof and suitable for all weather. Tony Ludlow, project manager at Lighting Services says; “LED has helped Bristol Airport reduce their energy output throughout the site. The new signage is just one example of using modern lighting solutions to keep energy low. The signage lighting runs at just 266 watts compared to the average kettle which uses 1800 watts.”

Melanie King, Environment Manager Bristol Airport said: “Low energy lighting is part of our site-wide approach to energy efficiency, and part of our ongoing commitment to improving our environmental performance.”

Bristol Airport welcomed 6.3 million passengers in 2014, with an expected continued growth in 2015.

With Bristol Green Capital holding their official launch recently, with a high-wire stunt show at the Cumberland Basin, many Bristol-based businesses will be turning their focus towards lowering energy and carbon consumption over the coming year. Lighting Services encourage and support businesses save energy and reduce carbon through the latest in lighting technologies and controls.

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