Helsinki unveils smart lighting

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Thanks to a new smart lighting system, the lights in Helsinki Airport’s car park P3A now light up only when needed.

The LED lighting system in the A-section of the P3 car park is equipped with sensory detectors that notice passengers and their vehicles and activate only when needed. Prior to the system’s installation, all seven stories of the P3A car park were lit 24 hours a day. The new system also recognizes when and where to light up locally – energy consumption is expected to be 30% of what it was previously.

The color of the lighting has also changed. Previously yellow and orange, it is now white, giving better coverage and visibility.

The lighting renovation at the P3 car park is part of a wider effort to improve the lighting systems throughout Helsinki Airport.

“If we take all the terminals and parking facilities of Helsinki airport into consideration, more than 17,500 ecological LED lights have been installed. We’re almost halfway there in our process of replacing old light sources with more ecologically friendly LED solutions,” explained Finavia maintenance manager Ari Liukkonen.

Reducing energy consumption is part of Finavia’s journey toward a more sustainable future. Helsinki Airport became carbon neutral in 2017, and the entire Finavia airport network reached carbon neutrality in 2019.

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