The LED technology and its benefits

Parking Finder: LED parking indicators serve as an easy way to find empty parking spaces on SM North EDSA Main Carpark Building and Annex Carpark.

Parking Finder: LED parking indicators serve as an easy way to find empty parking spaces on SM North EDSA Main Carpark Building and Annex Carpark.

Fluorescent lights have been around for decadesand have been used in both homes and office because it is economical while producing the illumination required in working and public environments. However, a more innovative form of light source has been discovered and we all have come to know it as LED.

When it comes to lighting technology, LEDs are the future. LEDs, or light emitting diodes, are steadily being used by commercial establishments here and abroad owing to their energy efficiency and low maintenance cost. Other advantages of LED vs flourescent includes minimal long-term cost and maintenance, durability, safe with non-hazardous contents and lesser energy consumption.

In fact, US’ Environmental Protection Agency said that they also last significantly longer than incandescent and fluorescent lights, and generate very little heat.

In the Philippines, SM is one of the known companies to have chosen to follow the trend, beginning with its parking spot indicators. Those devices are built with LEDs that provide savings to the mall in terms of power usage. Consequently, this lighting system also creates fuel savings to customers by helping them ease their way into parking spaces, without the need to drive around and around needlessly.

With LEDs numerous benefits, it is considered to be a technology that will be continued to be adopted not only by business establishments but by the consumers as well. That’s why corporations who advocates, promotes and applies such innovation should be merited for leading the way to the future.

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