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Eaton’s lighting solutions save energy at Mumbai Airport’s new terminal

Power management company Eaton has installed more than 4.8 km of the io light-emitting diode (LED) lights from its Cooper Lighting Division at Terminal 2 (T2) of the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, India. The io LED products are designed for wall grazing, combining energy efficiency with optical performance excellence, helping the facility to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification.

“Our new terminal will not only be a high-traffic destination for travellers, but also a unique architectural design area packed full of energy-efficient products like the io LED fixtures, ” said Saurabh Singh, assistant vice president – contracts at GVK – Mumbai International Airport.

Mumbai’s international airport recently opened the new T2 terminal, which will see more than 40 million visitors annually and features an art museum and bold designs. The io LED luminaire, which was specifically designed for wall-grazing applications, was chosen after rigorous competitive mock-ups.

The lighting design challenge was to uniformly light a six meter high by 4.8 km long wall so that when a stainless steel decorative perforated panel was installed in front of the wall, the impact of the silhouetted stainless steel was visually powerful. Given the enormous scale of this wall, achieving the visual affect while meeting the LEED Gold power density restrictions was a challenge. During the mock-up trials, only solutions from the io product line were able to uniformly light the wall from floor to ceiling while providing ideal optical efficiency.

“Our award-winning LED io line series 2.0 is a perfect fit for this modern building, providing an ideal blend of energy efficiency and performance to help illuminate the architectural elements of this impressive terminal,” said Mark Eubanks, president, Cooper Lighting Division. “The project leverages efficient solutions to provide a specially-designed wall-grazing feature that delivers exceptional light quality and uniformity to help enhance the terminal’s aesthetics.”