The Frankfurt international airport (Germany) is among the 10 leading airports in the world by number of passengers. In 2011, some 56 million passengers, or approximately 154,000 users a day, passed through this airport. The Frankfurt airport is also the world's largest cargo airport and one of the busiest in Europe, together with Charles de Gaulle in Paris and Heathrow in London.
Because of the airport's importance and steady growth – in 2011 the number of passengers was up 5.5% over the previous year – its installations are always being enlarged and improved. One of the latest projects was the construction of a new illuminated arch-shaped structure with two side panels on the main entrance highway to the airport. In addition to welcoming passengers and visitors, this sign provides a new digital advertising support that is managed by the German company Media Frankfurt GmbH.
The new structure, which measures 29 meters wide by 14 meters high, features GE Lighting's energy-efficient, long lasting Tetra® PowerStrip LED lighting systems. Up to a total of 285 LED Modules per sign were installed for this project; this system replaces the fluorescent light sources in applications that require broad, uniform lighting, as in the case of this large illuminated advertising panel.
After the installation in January, Simone Schwab, Managing Director of Media Frankfurt GmbH, said “We are thrilled with this new illuminated sign because of its good visibility, its low environmental impact and the energy savings it provides in comparison to other systems. From the beginning we attracted our clients with the lead of that amazing, sustainable, technologically advanced digital advertising project”, she added.
Results & Benefits
Its high efficiency was one of the reasons the Tetra® PowerStrip was chosen for installation in the Frankfurt airport. Its uniform light last 4 times longer than fluorescent lighting and the energy savings exceed 60% with respect to other systems with a lifetime of some 50,000 hours.
In addition, the Tetra® PowerStrip system offers numerous advantages that make it an intelligent option. The system is compatible with RoHS and it does not contain lead, mercury or glass, which makes maintenance easier and is environmentally friendly. It is easy to install, and its robust design protects it from any external damage. Moreover, the wide range of color temperatures makes it adaptable to any lighting environment (CCT versions: 3200k, 4100k, 5000K and 7100K).
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