AENA introduces LED lighting in terminals 1,2 and 3 at the Barajas Airport to save on energy and cost.

Eiffage Energy is the company which has been charged with installing the new LED solution, whose lights have been designed by Ilumisa. VIP lounges, public toilets and other buildings are equipped with TOSHIBA LED Lightingtechnology, which will reduce the annual electricity bill, by more than 55,500 euros.

Madrid, January 2012 – AENA Initiates the introduction of LED technology at the Madrid-Barajas Airport with the purpose of saving energy consumption and reducing electricity bills and maintenance costs.

This project, which has been managed by Daniel Rodríguez del Río, an engineer from AENA’s Maintenance Division and a professor at the UPM, has started in Terminal 1. Toshiba LED lights have been installed in the VIP lounges. In the public toilets and offices, lighting designed by Ilumisa using LED modules also designed by the Japanese manufacturer.

The new lighting points, installed by Eiffage Energy will reduce energy consumption by 62% and at a similar level, CO2 emissions.. The working life of these LEDs (40,000 hours) exceeds by 80% that of the lamps that are replaced, therefore will reduce maintenance costs to a minimum.

Specifically in the VIP lounges of T1 and T3, 300 halogen lamps rated at 50W have given way to 8.5W Toshiba LED lamps, giving an estimated annual saving of 107,748kW/h and a cut of 11,852 euros a year in the lighting bill.

For their part, in the toilets, the lighting system designed by Ilumisa and including Toshiba LED modules, have replaced the energy saving fluorescents generating an annual saving totalling 106,434kW/h which translates to a 11,708 € annual saving on the electricity bill. The installation of the Toshiba LED modules with illuminated on/off switches has made viable the installation of motion sensors in the toilets, achieving an additional saving of 106,434kW/h a year which economically means a reduction of 11,708 euros a year.

In the AENA offices and in service buildings for airport staff the nocturnal lighting system will be disconnected and 9W Toshiba LED nocturnal lights will be installed achieving an energy saving of 183,960 kW/h/year and an economic saving of 22,235 €/year.

The project will continue with the installation of photovoltaic LED signage and street lighting on the airport grounds. Looking towards the future, Toshiba is collaborating with the project director on the technical and economic viability of replacing the sodium vapor street lamps on the access roads and tunnel lighting at the airport for new LED technology.

With the changeover to this technology, the lighting at the Madrid airport also gains quality, power and colour. In addition to this, the design of the new lighting points integrates perfectly with the characteristics of its environment.

Another added advantage of the new lighting is that Toshiba’s LED solution contains no mercury, which is a highly contaminating material, it is recycled in a highly efficient way, it has low emissions of ultraviolet and infrared, it does not generate heat and switch on is immediate as it does not need to warm up.

Toshiba in the Spanish, European and World LED market

Toshiba is the only company on the market that at the same time manufactures both lighting and semiconductors. After 120 years dedicated to traditional lighting, and more than 70 to computer science, in 2007 Toshiba decided to take advantage of its knowledge in both fields to lead the change from conventional systems to LED lighting throughout the world.

Toshiba Lighting began its activity in Europe two years ago, in 2009, when the LED market accounted for barely 2% of the total lighting market. In those two years Toshiba New Lighting Systems Europe has recorded a continued growth and has positioned itself, for example, in France within the three largest manufacturers in the professional sector, being a key player in the creation, development and rapid growth of this market on the continent.

Toshiba, pioneer in the development of the technology of LED lighting, anticipates reaching a turnover of 12.5 million euros in 2013 in Spain, in which it would have 5% marketshare. On a global level Toshiba predicts that its Lighting division, present in 34 countries, will reach a turnover of 2,800 million euros in 2015 and achieve a 20% market share by 2020. According to company figures, the world market for LED lighting will be 2,500 million euros in 2013, which would mean a growth of 303% from the 620 million euros of 2010. In this market, the greatest applications will correspond to the replacement of lamps (+1062%), followed by the residential market (+395%), signage (+260%), and exterior lighting (+251%).

Toshiba offers an extended range of products to cover a multitude of market needs, from professional and domestic use lamps to integrated LED lighting systems, such as downlights and exterior streetlights.

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