Sydney,4th November 2009
Jetting back to Australia, I flew Singapore Airlines brandnew Super Airbus, the A380 double decker plane. As far as I know this is the most modern super jet in commercial use at the moment. Besides the latest gadgets and modern, comfortable seats, to my knowledge the airplane boosts one of the most sophisticated LED lighting systems applied in the airline industry to date. Each and every lighting point in this plane is LED, from the reading lights and indirect lighting to the mirror lights and emergerency lights. Controled by sopisticated touch screen panels. I am sure the lighting has contributed to the efficiency of the airplane by reduding its power load and thus the fuel required to power the electricity on board. I noticed that even the emergency light has a blue light function when switched to inflight mode!
I can’t but reflect on the fact that as technology advances and the need for energy saving keeps increasing we will see more and more applications move into using 100%LED lighting systems!