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It’s Easy Being Green With LED Digital Signage

Posted by Morgan Marks on Mon, Oct 29, 2012

If your company is concerned with environmentalism and eco-friendliness, you're in good company. "Going green" continues to be a trend among businesses who see that it's a solution that really does help everyone:

  • Contrary to popular belief, green solutions are often more cost-effective than traditional methods.

  • The public approves of environmentalism, giving you a great PR talking point.

  • Plus, of course, you're helping to save the environment!

Using LED signage is a great way for modern businesses to expand their environmental policies. LED technology is superior to traditional light box signage in nearly every way, and it is green to boot.

Let's take a look at the green benefits of LED displays!

  • Lower energy costs: A traditional LED array uses approximately 1/10th as much power as a comparable incandescent bulb, and significantly less than fluorescent or neon bulbs as well. LED signs are extremely efficient, with virtually none of their energy being wasted as excess heat.

  • Longer lifespans: An average LED has an estimated lifespan of 35,000 to 50,000 hours, and that's only how long it takes for the light of one LED to fade to 70% of its original intensity. Lifespans for LED displays are rated for 100,000 hours, giving them a significantly longer life than comparable signage.

  • Easier cleanup: Unlike gas-based bulbs, there's no risk of dangerous chemicals leaking out of them and into the environment, they're extremely difficult to break into sharp shards, and there are also no hazardous materials employed in their construction. LED elements can even be recycled!

  • Better visibility: If you're worried that there's a quality tradeoff for their low energy cost and simple construction, there isn't. LED displays have better visibility on top of everything else.

  • Government grants are available: Depending on your state and area of business, you may qualify for government grants or carbon credits meant to encourage you to adopt green technologies. Investigate this! If you qualify, it will decrease your costs even further.

  • Easier maintenance: Once an LED sign is installed, it should require very little maintenance. Even if a few individual LED lights go out unexpectedly, it barely affects the overall light capacity because each display uses hundreds or thousands of LEDs. LED signs can be updated remotely as well, reducing gas and manpower costs.

All this adds up to one conclusion: Even as you're enjoying the benefits of brighter, better signage, you will be accelerating the ROI on your display investment! If you'd like to explore this further, check out this interactive web app that shows just how much money you can save by going green with LED displays.

If you have any other questions about the benefits of LED digital signage, or just want to see more about how going green with LEDs can save you money, just contact us and we'll make sure you get all the information you need.

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Tags: LED Sign Benefits, Digital Signage, LED Lights