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MHA Lighting in action at Manchester Airport
MHA Lighting in action at Manchester Airport

A WIGAN firm has helped Manchester Airport cut its lighting energy consumption by 63 per cent.

With its award-winning low energy luminaires and ability to design bespoke solutions, MHA Lighting has quickly become one of the airport’s preferred suppliers, supplying more than £500,000 worth of illumination products in the last 18 months.

The latest project, which completes this month, includes replacing under canopy lighting with MHA’s patented C Lite technology.

Atherton-based MHA Lighting is run by Hindley managing director Tom Harrison. He said: “We have a great relationship with Manchester Airport and very much enjoy working with an airport that is not only award-winning, but forward thinking.

“Their commitment to the green agenda and becoming carbon neutral is truly impressive and we are delighted to be playing our part in helping them achieve their goal.

“Everyone at the airport has been delighted that MHA has been able to achieve all their project objectives, including improved levels and quality of lighting, energy reduction targets and providing the simplest installation solution.

“In addition they are pleased with the aesthetic appearance of MHA Lighting’s lights which complimented the modern image of the airport.

“Meanwhile for us at MHA, MAG has become somewhat of a lighting showroom for our lighting products. Now we have supplied C Lites for the covered roadways between the car parks and terminals we are able to connect our various projects so it is MHA pretty much all the way.”

In 2009, Manchester Airport made a major commitment to reduce its carbon footprint and set out to be the first airport group to have carbon neutral ground operations by 2015.

In November 2010, MHA supplied 2140 LB Lite LED lights for Terminal Two and Terminal Three multi-storey car parks, which will achieve an overall Co2 reduction of 3170 tonnes over the product lifetime.

MHA Lighting’s fittings were then again selected for Terminal Two Arrivals and Departures concourse and baggage reclaim hall.