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. …

http://www.enn.com/top_stories/article/42151

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Author: Bill

Old guy. Native Floridian who likes to take a snapshot now and then.

2 thoughts on “Digital Billboards: What a Waste!”

  1. 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.

    DS

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