Friday, June 8, 2018

New lights being installed at La Crosse Regional Airport (KLSE)

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - The next time you take off from the La Crosse Regional Airport, you may notice one glaring change. 

Crews are busy replacing nearly every single light bulb on the runways.

The majority of the lights will be LED lights, which will be more efficient and provide some cost savings.

Officials say it will save them about $10,000 a year.

Airline pilots also prefer them while landing planes at night.

"Technically they're the same brightness as the existing lights. All these lights have to be FAA approved. But they do have a different  look to them. So if you do hold that LED light up to your incandescent they do have a crisper look to them," said Clinton Torp, La Crosse Airport Director.

The wiring of the lights also needed to be replaced... because it was starting to degrade and cause electrical issues.

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