Digital Billboards: What a Waste!

Besides contributing to light pollution and being a visual annoyance to some, digital billboards also use massive amounts of energy. According the study by Gregory Young, an architectural designer and urban planner in the Philadelphia area, each billboard consumes 30 times as much energy as the typical American household. Even though LED bulbs are extremely efficient, the signs deploy so many that their energy use is high. …

2 thoughts on “Digital Billboards: What a Waste!

  1. ldsrr91

    Now that was interesting, I had automatically assumed (incorrectly) that they would be energy efficient as they use the LED’s.

    Learn something new everyday Bill.



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