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Scrolling LED Sign: Playing an Active Part in DOE’s Energy Action Month

What are you doing to save the environment?
This question might not be an interesting one but it is very relevant to each one of us today. We at AffordableLED are proud to say that we offer energy-saving scrolling LED sign for businesses that are attractive and effective at the same time. With the heart-breaking damages of Hurricane Sandy still visible in New York and the other parts of the East Coast, all of us are hopefully awaken that the wrath of climate change is for real.
The Department of Energy has marked October as the Energy Action Month as a support to President Obama’s Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future. In line with DOE’s call to action for saving energy, water and money of the American taxpayers, Cree, Inc. has published an infographic to help spreading the message.
Here are some fast facts from the said infographic on the savings potential of the LED technology:
-- LED lighting has the potential to cut U.S. lighting energy consumption by 19% in 2020
-- By 2030, the…

Golden Energy Saver: 50 Years of LED Technology and Many More For Shaping A Better Future

How does it feel to be 50?
If the LED technology could only talk, we’d certainly love to ask that. October marks the 50th Anniversary of the LED light technology that gave birth to scrolling LED sign, elevator lights and the OLED technology used in automobiles today. With the many innovations born out of the tiny red light bulb, we are surely on the right path to better energy efficiency that could save our planet.
When we wrote the 11 Points You Should Know About the LED Technology History in September, the golden anniversary of this much celebrated technology was still bleak. Our previous article was more of retelling how LED technology came to life.
Today, we are taking this opportunity to pay tribute to the father the LED, Nick Holonyak, Jr. and celebrate what lies ahead not only for this particular technology but its peripheral effects to others.
“I know that I’m just at the front end but I know the result is so powerful…” Holonyak said. “…there’s no ambiguity about the fact t…

Digital Signage in Campuses and Best Practices You Can Apply Today

Still wondering how the Jetsonkids went to school?
Though the popular cartoon series in the 90s has long said goodbye to its audiences, it is only today that we get a feel of how they lived in the future. Technology continues to be more sophisticated day by day. With that, a scrolling LED sign can be used in many different ways other than just advertising.
Academic institutions in the United States and all over the world have joined in the digital signage bandwagon as well. Digital Signage Today has shared an infographic with facts and information that shed light on this new inventive means of communication in campuses.  
Where do colleges and universities use digital signage?
-- Community information-- Room schedules-- Advertising network-- Interactive whiteboard-- Digital menu boards-- Interactive kiosks-- Entertainment networks-- Campus events-- Video walls-- Video scoreboard
With the growing patronage and use of the digital signage platform in school campuses, here are some fast …

Digital Signage Innovation: BMW Installs Interactive Communication Kiosks in Italy Showrooms

BMW dealerships in Italy have recently gone all out in going digital.
With the help of digital signage industry players, the German brand has continued on to embody luxury by change paper point-of-sale displays with high-end interactive digital signage kiosks. BMW teamed up with multimedia designer Excogitare and the digital signage solutions friendlyway to carry out this innovation.
The new BMW digital communication system was strategically positioned in key dealership locations across Italy. This resulted to 100 installations of totems in the chosen showrooms. Each friendlyway kiosk features a dynamic digital content that aims to strengthen BMW’s branding proposition and engage prospective buyers during critical purchase decision points.
According to a representative of BMW’s Financial Services (FS), they had their eyes on innovating. And the friendlyway totem solution proposed by Excogitare is a sure fit to what they were aiming at which was described as “a robust and well design…

Digital Signage Menu Boards: Changing the Food Service Industry

Every aspect of our lives has been touched by technology.
Our forefathers might have not imagined the changes brought about by the internet and other inventions that linked our time to theirs.
The food service industry has its fair share of using cutting edge technology today. Aside from the tools utilized to prepare food, sophisticated ways of presenting them as well as the business is also available now. Digital menu boards and scrolling LED signs pioneer the concept of interactive advertising for food service companies. Many fast food companies, cafes and bars among other food establishments have embraced these technologies and are continuously reaping the rewards of their investment that grow their respective ventures.
According to the infographic published by Digital Signage Today, here are the top benefits of having a digital menu board in your restaurant:
-- Centralized control of menu board content-- Better pricing flexibility-- Less expensive menu changes-- Increased custome…

Interactive Shopping Display by Adidas and How Your Business Can Survive Without It – Just Yet

A touch screen scrolling LED sign is not unimaginable after all.
Adidas takes the spotlight on innovation initiatives as its fully functional virtual store in Germany goes for a six-week pilot run.
According to Digital Signage Today, customers can shop seamlessly by using the intuitive touch screen window display and their smartphones where the actual purchase transaction can be carried out. The life-size display products can be manipulated by shoppers for further exploration and play.
The process of real time interactive shopping begins with the user visiting of a URL in their mobile phones. Once users have accessed the online platform, a one-time PIN is required in order to be connected to the virtual shopping interface and shopping bag. Adidas goods placed inside the shopping cart automatically appears on the shopper’s smartphone.
Sharing of purchases through social networking platforms, social media sites and emails can be done with this inventive shopping concept of Adidas. Cus…

LED of the Future: IKEA Moving Towards Selling LED Lighting Only by 2016

IKEA once again strengthens their commitment to care for its customers and the environment. Though not in the form of a scrolling LED sign, the company strives to create a better life for many people by offering not only quality products but also those that make a difference like environment-friendly ones.
On October 1st, The Swedish global brand announced their plan to solely offer LED lighting fixtures by 2016. This can be seen as the continuation of their efforts to provide customers more energy-efficient bulbs that are great alternatives to commonly used lighting sources. In 2010, the home furnishing company began initiatives to phase out incandescent bulbs.  The effort is in support of the LED light revolution.
As IKEA vies to be the first US home furnishing retailer to exclusively sell LED lighting fixtures, they hope to set an example to set a green example to the industry.
“LED is a light revolution.” says Steve Howard, IKEA Group’s Chief Sustainability Officer. He continue…