Southampton Airport is blazing a trail

The Emsworth and District bus without its roof, after hitting the bridge. Credit: John Horsman

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THE county’s airport is lighting the way to make savings of around £45,000 at the flick of a switch.

Southampton Airport is installing Light Emitting Diode lighting, cutting its electricity use by 10 per cent in 2013 compared to 2012.

Starting off as a ground-breaking project to improve lighting on the aircraft stands – the first time LED technology had been used in this way at any UK airport – Southampton Airport has now completed a programme of replacement LED lighting projects.

Patrick Collins, environment manager at Southampton Airport said: ‘With a proactive attitude in seeking a solution to our lighting requirements, Vision Accendo were an obvious choice of supplier and being based just down the road in Eastleigh, it fits in with our commitment to work with the community and support the local economy.’