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AUTHOR Jessica Purgett
Musco Lighting
Illuminates the Future
Musco Lighting's TLC for LED technology helps airports reduce the
amount of light spill, glare and spotty coverage in high traffic volume areas
on the apron. The technology also helps reduce the amount of energy an
airport consumes, reducing its carbon footprint.
MUSCO LIGHTING began developing
new airfield lighting solutions more
than 40 years ago. The company
began with metal halide technology
in 1976, and it has continually
improved its operations to
increase glare control and
energy efficiency.
Musco began testing
a nd app l y i ng LED
technology on projects more
than a decade ago. The company's
Total Light Control (TLC for LED)
technology is one of its most recent
innovations and was first introduced
in 2016.
Adam DeJong,
d i rector
transportation and infrastructure for Musco
Lighting, said choosing a reliable lighting system
is important for any airport operation.
" Excessive spill and glare, low light levels and
spotty coverage in high traffic volume areas can
make it unsafe for pilots, air traffic controllers
and ground crews to perform their jobs, " he said.
" Many of these issues can be avoided by following
recommended lighting guidelines defined by IES,
" TLC for LED technology is the result of
years of research and real-world experience, "
he continued. " The fixture itself uses custom
optics that provide greater efficiency and light
uniformity, improving visibility for ground crews.
Patented visoring eliminates glare from impacting
the pilots and air traffic controls and allows us
to preserve darkness in areas where light isn't intended. The
fixtures are dimmable, which allows airports to conserve
energy when gates aren't in use. "
DeJong said other features include easy-to-reach
remote drivers, integrated grounding and surge protection
to protect the LED's sensitive electronic components to
ensure their longevity.
The company offers a complete foundation-to-poletop
system for new applications and modular lighting solutions for
existing poles, specialty-use poles and roof-mounted structures.
DeJong noted each airport will have its own unique needs,
which is why the company offers various options.
" Every lighting project is different; there is no one-sizefits-all
for apron lighting, " he said. " Each project is custom
designed by our in-house application engineers to meet
the needs of the customer. Our lighting solution designs
use a system approach; the lights, structures and electrical
components are engineered to work together. Every system
is factory aimed, wired and tested for easy installation at
the apron. "
Vancouver International Airport decided to use Musco
Lighting's TLC for LED technology, which the company
designed and retrofitted onto the airport's existing poles.
The system includes electrical component equipment located
remotely, lower on the poles which provides easy access for
Musco lighting also offers advanced control options
that provide a cost-effective way to reduce energy usage,
DeJong said.
" They allow you to select the amount of light you need
from each luminaire based on activity, " he noted. " Users can
set schedules based on use, manually select options or automate
the controls with sensors or existing systems.
Customers can control the apron lighting from
anywhere with the Control-Link app. This controls and
monitoring system provides on/off control, dimming
capabilities and system monitoring. The controls can be


Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of July-August_2021

Inside the Fence
Industry Update
FBOs Make a Strong Case for Increasing Charter, Flightschool Business, Other Service Offerings
Legal Matters
New Technology Takes Control of Baggage Systems
Innovating Airport Operations
TAC Air Expands and Improves in Amarillo
PFAS-Contaminated Drinking Water: A Growing Concern for Airports
Airports by the Thousands
Satellites Have the Power to Transform the Aviation Industry
Product Focus
July-August_2021 - 1
July-August_2021 - 2
July-August_2021 - 3
July-August_2021 - 4
July-August_2021 - Inside the Fence
July-August_2021 - Industry Update
July-August_2021 - 7
July-August_2021 - 8
July-August_2021 - 9
July-August_2021 - FBOs Make a Strong Case for Increasing Charter, Flightschool Business, Other Service Offerings
July-August_2021 - 11
July-August_2021 - Legal Matters
July-August_2021 - 13
July-August_2021 - New Technology Takes Control of Baggage Systems
July-August_2021 - 15
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July-August_2021 - Innovating Airport Operations
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July-August_2021 - TAC Air Expands and Improves in Amarillo
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July-August_2021 - PFAS-Contaminated Drinking Water: A Growing Concern for Airports
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July-August_2021 - Airports by the Thousands
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July-August_2021 - Satellites Have the Power to Transform the Aviation Industry
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July-August_2021 - Product Focus
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