MUNICH -- Cree, a market leader in LED lighting solutions, is providing LED technology to power the apron and exterior lighting systems of Munich Airport (FMG), the seventh largest international hub in Europe, serving 38 million passengers per year. Cree collaborated with ewo, a manufacturer of high-quality lighting systems for public areas, whose F32 flood lights are replacing high-pressure sodium lamps in the airport’s high mast systems. The F32 was specifically designed to seamlessly integrate into the existing apron lighting at Munich Airport, and each one is illuminated by as many as 288 Cree® XLamp® XT-E LEDs.
Cree, a market leader in LED lighting solutions, is providing LED technology to power the apron and exterior lighting systems of Munich Airport (FMG), the seventh largest international hub in Europe, serving 38 million passengers per year. Cree collaborated with ewo, a manufacturer of high-quality lighting systems for public areas, whose F32 flood lights are replacing high-pressure sodium lamps in the airport’s high mast systems. The F32 was specifically designed to seamlessly integrate into the existing apron lighting at Munich Airport and each one is illuminated by as many as 288 Cree® XLamp® XT-E LEDs.
The Munich Airport sought out LED technology to reduce the operating cost of its more than 13,000 outdoor lights. In addition to energy savings, the airport has set a goal of maintaining CO2 emissions at their 2005 level, irrespective of future traffic growth. Munich Airport expects the new flood lights featuring Cree LEDs to consume at least 50 percent less energy than the old high-pressure sodium lamps, resulting in yearly electricity savings of 122,000 kilowatt-hours and approximately 70 tons of CO2 on completion of phase one of the lighting overhaul. Through a long-term replacement of its 3,000 apron floodlights and 10,200 exterior lights, the airport expects to be in a position to save in excess of 5,000 tons of CO2 annually.
Using energy- and cost-efficient LED technology from Cree, the brilliant white light emitted by the F32 floodlight has a considerably higher color rendering value to more accurately display colors and provide enhanced visibility compared to the old lamps. Designed for a long LED service life, the lighting solution is a complete combination of high performance, industry-leading efficacy and reliability to deliver considerable energy and maintenance savings.
The importance of airport lighting to the safe management of air traffic cannot be overstated. “Assuring the safety of our passengers, planes and their crew, airport staff and any other visitor is a priority at Munich Airport,” said Günther Sellmeier, planning and project manager for exterior lighting, engineering and facilities, FMG. To enable this, Cree technology provides high-quality lighting to more than just the apron. All implemented floodlights can be universally equipped with a variety of optical lenses and the ewo Light Management System for additional flexibility, allowing the technology to be adapted to numerous different situations. One version was designed especially for street lighting to ensure that the roadways behind the apron are also provided with the optimum level of lighting.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements involving risks and uncertainties, both known and unknown, that may cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated. Actual results may differ materially due to a number of factors, including the risk that the airport‘s plans may change resulting in lower product sales; the risk that actual savings and lifetimes will vary from expectations; customer acceptance of LED products; the rapid development of new technology and competing products that may impair demand or render Cree’s products obsolete; and other factors discussed in Cree’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2013, and subsequent filings.