Airport operator Los Angeles World Airports has unveiled a new energy-efficient lighting system for the Central Terminal Area (CTA) of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in California, USA.
The new lighting system comprises 91 custom-built LED light poles and a mile-long lightband, which can be controlled to emit various colors and patterns to mark special events. As such, the lightband has been programmed to emit the colors of the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games, taking place in Los Angeles from July 25 – August 2, 2015.
The new lighting system marks the completion of phase two of LAX’s US$118m CTA Curbside Appeal and Roadway Improvement Project, which also includes wayfinding and roadway improvements to make the airport more visible, safer, and easier to navigate for pedestrians and motorists.
Eric Garcetti, mayor of Los Angeles, said, “I’m so proud to welcome to Los Angeles the more than 6,500 athletes participating in the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games. And what better way to celebrate their arrival than unveiling the latest upgrade to our world-class airport? Like the 70 million passengers flying in and out of our LAX each year, these athletes are arriving at an airport that offers a fitting first impression for our City of Angels.”
Deborah Flint, executive director, LAWA, said, “The Curbside Appeal Project integrates state-of-the-art LED lighting and architecture to revamp the exterior curbside street lighting, while cutting energy use by half. With more distinctive wayfinding signage and roadway improvements, pedestrians and motorists will find LAX more accessible.”
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