TRB Webinar: LED Airfield Lighting System Operation and Maintenance

November 14, 2018 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern
Cost (for your seat)
Professional Development Hours for this webinar
0.0 hour(s)
Continuing Education Hours for this webinar
AAE: 1.5 hour(s)
AICP: 1.5 hour(s)
CLE: 0.0 hour(s)

TRB will conduct a webinar on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM ET that features research from the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP)’s Report 148: LED Airfield Lighting System Operation and Maintenance.

Because airports dedicate a significant component of their operating budget to operating and maintaining airfield lighting systems, LED airfield lighting offers the potential to reduce substantially maintenance and utility costs. Airports are accelerating the replacement of traditional lighting technologies with more efficient LEDs. This webinar will discuss the tools and strategies for the installation and maintenance of LED airfield ground lighting.

This webinar is sponsored by the Airport Cooperative Research Program. There is no fee to attend this webinar; however, sign into to view registration information.

Webinar Presenters

  • Chuck Dennie, Burns Engineering, Inc.
  • Shady Elshetwy, Burns Engineering, Inc.
  • Joseph Vigilante, Arora Engineers, Inc.

Moderated by:  Vivek Khanna, HNTB

Webinar Outline ‚Äč

  1. Capital and operational expense impacts of LED fixtures
  2. Fixture heaters applications
  3. Methods for properly sizing circuits
  4. Acceptance testing and enforcement of factory warranties
  5. Spare parts recommendations
  6. Environmental factors associated with LED fixtures
  7. Case studies from airports in different regions and of different sizes
  8. Question and answer session

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will able to:

  • Understand the design factors used to determine whether LED fixtures are appropriate for their airport
  • Discuss how maintaining LED fixtures differ from traditional incandescent fixtures
  • Understand important considerations for LED circuits, and the impacts of co-mingling LED and incandescent
  • Describe how recent trends in the industry for bolt types and torqueing specifically impact LED systems

Continuing Education Units for Accredited Airport Executives

The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) is making 1.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) available for A.A.E. If you are an A.A.E. and would like to apply for CEUs for this webinar, visit For questions about A.A.E. continuing education units, please contact

American Institute of Certified Planners Certification Maintenance Credits

This webinar is approved by the American Institute of Certified Planners for 1.5 Certification Maintenance Credits.  Please make sure that you register for this session and log-in using the link that TRB provides to your email account. We use this as your record that you attended this session. TRB only maintains the records of attendees who use their email address to log into the webinar, and cannot verify attendance of individuals who view the webinar without personally logging into the session.

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