Brighter lights coming to Detroit Metro Airport

LED lighting to replace incandescent bulbs in parking structures at DTW

Detroit Metro Airport
Detroit Metro Airport

ROMULUS, Mich. – Brighter lights are coming to the parking structures at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

All 6,050 fixtures will be replaced with light-emitting diode (LED) lights. The Wayne County Airport Authority announced Tuesday it expects a savings of 66 percent on its annual electric bill.

This $6.2 million project is expected to start in August and be completed by September 2014.

The existing lights need to be replaced on average once every 13 months while the new cooper LED lights are guaranteed to meet minimum lighting levels for ten years according to the Airport Authority press release.

Airport Authority CEO Tom Naughton says the new lighting system "will improve the lighting in our parking facilities, reduce energy consumption, save maintenance costs and shrink our carbon footprint."