LTCol Phillip R. Howard, KYANG 123rd Airlift Wing

“High-mast LED lighting did not look promising just a year ago. We looked at options, but could not get the desired lighting metrics. However, our recent test of LEDs on our parking apron convinces me that we need to take advantage of this enhanced technology. With the energy-payback period and noticeable improvement in visual acuity, I’m ready to proceed. We feared the high frequency light signature from the new LED lights would create problems for our pilots’ night vision equipment; however the test proved these LED Flood Lights to be a non-factor.”