The LED (Light Emitting Diode)
A LED (Light Emitting Diode) is an electronic component which, when an electric current is passed through it, emits light with a frequency (and therefore colour) that depends on the type of material used.
LEDs are famous for their
• long life
• low power consumption
• compact size
• resistance to vibration
• ease of control
Their lighting and energy efficiency are constantly being improved and are recognised by all specialists as being the light source of the (near) future.
The key qualities of LEDs are fully in line with the spirit of sustainable development, with their low energy consumption and long life, the fact that very few raw materials are used in their manufacture and their very low noxiousness.
LEC operates in compliance with environmental protection standards and has proven its ecological colours notably by, in 2009, obtaining iSO 14001 certification for its Environment Management System (manufacturing and sales), in particular for waste management and recovery and the prevention of pollution risks.
Eco-design (taking into account and reducing environmental impact right from the design stage) is one of our key concerns, from the ecological footprint of components, to lowering energy consumption during their operational lifetime, to product recyclability at their end-of-life. This has naturally led us to research new, more-environmentally friendly materials, in particular, wood and ceramics.
Our environmental policy can be summed up in one sentence:
“improve our environmental performance and participate in the environmental responsibility efforts of European industry.”
Our Environmental Policy
|LEC is a member of Recylum (an environmental organisation for the processing of lights at end-of-life). By its membership, LEC fulfils its regulatory obligations to recover the waste produced by the equipment it puts into the marketplace.
LEC also belongs to EcoFolio, an environmental body that facilitates the financing of recycling and recovery of printed paper used in the marketplace.
Our catalogue is printed on paper in accordance with LEC’s global strategy which focuses on environmental certification, using recycled plant fibres in line with responsible waste management. It is the fruit of a joint desire by all players in the graphics value chain to reduce the environmental impact of printing and production.