In a similar action, Coca-Cola is making an effort to install more LEDs in their vending machines, rather than traditional fluorescent bulbs. This is occurring both overseas, as discussed in this article, and in the U.S., as it is becoming increasingly difficult to source the 4 ft. fluorescents used in these machines. Thinking outside the box to make lighting changes in products like vending machines is a great way to make more efficient use of the power grid in ways that probably won’t be noticed by consumers.
We’re sure that Walmart, Coca-Cola, and other companies will find the LED change to be a wise one, considering all the benefits. To name a few:
- Direct energy costs (basically, the electric bill) reduced up to 40%.
- Longer bulb life – up to six years, reducing the need to change lights as often and freeing employees for other tasks.
- Environmentally friendly, an important concern for large (and small) corporations like Walmart and Coca-Cola.