Cologne/Bonn Airport has given Terminal 2 a freshening up. This now shines in a new light, as the work mainly concerned the modernization of the lighting. Instead of light bulbs and halogen lamps, LED strips are now used.
The purpose of the campaign is not just to make the terminal look spruced up, but the airport primarily wants to save electricity and therefore money. Cologne/Bonn Airport calculates that new LED lamps will consume around 40.000 kilowatt hours less energy per year. This saves NRW Airport a lot of money.
“The airport is reducing consumption and emissions with the innovative LED strip lights. The new lamps in the terminals, but also in the parking garages as well as on the aprons and streets are therefore important building blocks for greater energy efficiency,” says Thilo Schmid, CEO of Flughafen Köln/Bonn GmbH.
The new light strips are a total of 2,7 kilometers long and replace around 200 first-generation LED hanging lights. They run diagonally along the ceiling structure throughout the entire terminal. The lights are brighter, more uniform and more energy efficient than their predecessors.
The new ceiling lighting has a so-called “Human-Centric Lightning” control, which is based on the human biorhythm and the natural daylight temperature. This means that the light is perceived as more pleasant and natural than with many conventional artificial light sources. The programming of the light colors and temperatures will be finalized by the end of November.