Technology Spotlight: PECO’s Energy Saving LED Sign

peco buildingThe Philadelphia skyline recently underwent a facelift when the display on the Peco Building was updated with some new technology. The system, comprised of 118 LED (Light Emitting Diode) panels measuring 40-feet tall by 2-feet wide, premiered on the evening of July 4th, 2009.

The upgrade is part of a $342 million energy initiative from Peco meant to promote new low-energy programs. Peco estimates the new display will be 40% more energy efficient than its predecessor which was comprised of 2,600 individual screw-in light bulbs. Since its original installation in 1976 over 17,500 messages have been displayed on the building, a tradition that will now continue well into the 21st century.

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