There are many types of signage available nowadays, and if you’re looking for an eye-catching, effective solution that’s eco-friendly to boot, consider LED illumination signage.
LED lighting uses light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to form a display. It’s favoured in retail, hospitality and business settings due to the extensive branding opportunities it offers and its ability to enhance the atmosphere of a space and bring a concept to life.
LED signage has numerous advantages – it’s highly customisable, easily visible and very flexible, so you can really make it work effectively for you and your business.
But another key benefit, that is becoming more and more of a priority for business owners like you, is its sustainability credentials. Put simply, LED illumination signage is one of the most eco-friendly types of signage out there.
So if you’re conscious of your carbon footprint, and looking for ways to minimise your environmental impact without neglecting your brand messaging, you should be considering LED illumination.
Why is LED illumination more eco-friendly than other types of signage?
1, It’s energy efficient
LEDs are the most energy-efficient form of lighting out there. In fact, LED lights use at least 75% less energy* that traditional incandescent bulbs. As well as helping to minimise your energy costs, this also reduces the impact on the environment.
It’s important to note that their energy efficiency is not at the expense of brightness. LED lighting takes a lot less energy to produce the same level of brightness as older styles of bulb. So by using LEDs, you can use fewer bulbs to produce a brighter, more beautiful display. That’s what you call getting more for less.
2, It has a long lifespan
LED lights last much longer than a traditional incandescent bulb – up to 30 times as long in many cases. This longer lifespan adds to LED lighting’s green credentials, because it reduces the need for frequent replacement and maintenance.
One of our biggest barriers to sustainability is our reliance on single-use products and materials, and the high levels of waste these create. But LED illumination signage can last for decades, and this makes it a truly sustainable option.
Here at Elmtree, we offer a 10-year warranty on lighting and 5 years on the electrical circuit transformers, etc., The running costs will see a saving within just the second year. These savings alone translate to you practically running your sign for free just 2 years after the initial investment and hence saving nearly 60% on electricity consumption compared to the majority of other LED modules.
3, It’s recyclable
When your energy-efficient LED illumination signage eventually comes to the end of its lengthy lifecycle, it remains eco-friendly – because LED bulbs are recyclable.
Unlike some other types of bulb, LEDs don’t contain mercury or other dangerous substances, meaning they can be recycled safely. This means that, rather than sitting in landfill, old LEDs can be used to create new ones.