GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd. (GHIAL), which operates Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), Hyderabad has announced that in line with its commitment to be 100% LED airport, it has completed the project of converting entire Airfield Ground Lighting (AGL) signage from CFL (Compact fluorescent lamp) to LED (Light Emitting Diode) lamps.
Hans India reported that a total of 132 units of AGL signage were converted from CFL to LED in a span of two weeks. More than 350 LED strips of 10W power were retrofitted to this signage. All these installations meet the mandatory regulatory requirement and maintain the required photometry level as per the operational needs. This signage are deployed across around 1700 acres of the airside.
SGK Kishore, CEO, GHIAL, said to The Hans India, “GMR Hyderabad International Airport is committed towards environmental sustenance by maximizing the usage of green energy and energy efficient equipment. We are fast approaching to turn RGIA into a 100% LED Airport. Conversion of AGL signage into LED is one such firm step towards this commitment.”
Kishore further added, “Recently, Hyderabad airport has enhanced its captive solar power capacity from 5MW to 10MW. With this we would be meeting the entire energy requirement of the terminal building during the day-time. Recognizing our quantifiable endeavours towards reducing the carbon footprints, Airports Council International under its Airport Carbon Accreditation Programme has again certified us with carbon neutrality status (Level 3 + Neutrality) for 2017.”
GMR Hyderabad International Airport had recently converted its entire taxiway edge lights from conventional lamps to LED, becoming the first airport in South India to achieve this feat. The entire land-side of the airport has been converted to LED.