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Case Study: Ford Airport - Iron Mountain Kingsford, MI

Genesis - High powered Area Lighting Luminaire

Project Objectives: Energy reduction, increased sfaety, increased visibility, maintainance reduction, low initial cost, replace 400w HPS w/ 144w LED

Project Summary:

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IRON MOUNTAIN -- Ford Airport is in the process of a project as a proactive approach to safety and operating cost reduction. The airport is installing LED lighting to the runways, taxi- ways, and to the parking lot, thanks to a $130,000 grant from the federal government. The new lighting is also expected to cut into the airport's energy costs, saving an estimated 40 percent over the lifetime of the lights said Ford Airport Manager Tim Howen. "It sure improves on our airport's user ability right now," he said. "It's a win-win situation for us, and the safety is going to be that much better for the pilots, passengers, and actually for us." Beacon Products representative, Robert C. Shaver Co., Inc. located in Wyoming, MI was the key factor in the engineering designs, specification writing, and bidding process for this project.

Efficiency means more than energy savings

The Genesis was designed with more than energy savings in mind. Every detail was uniquely designed to provide accessibility, reliability, and durability. Its sleek design proves that architectural beauty does not have to be sacrificed for the sake of functionality.

Adaptive Thermal Technology

The Genesis' monolithic housing design creates over 6.9ft2 of heat-sinking surface area per linear ft. through the use of its patent-pending horizontally-opposed fin design. As environmental conditions become more demanding, the Genesis' scalable housing may be increased in length to provide additional surface area and decrease component temperatures. Downward sloping fins prevent sediment and moisture buildup on critical heat sinking surfaces without the need for grates, screens or other debris control tactics.