Providing a safe work environment for employees is imperative. According to OSHA, 5,250 workers died on the job in 2018. They report that more than 14 work-related deaths occur every day. Reasons cited for these fatal accidents range from misuse of equipment, gross negligence, miscellaneous impairments, and poor lighting.
About 2 years ago, your business decided to take advantage of your power company’s rebate offer and you replaced all your parking lot lights from High-Pressure Sodium or Metal Halide lights to new, LED light fixtures. Everything was going along smoothly, until you noticed that a couple of your new fixtures have “blocks” of LED lights that are no longer working.
We live in a consumer society. As buyers, we have bought into a “consumer model”. Simply put, we buy cheap, so we get… well, we get cheaply made goods; goods that simply don’t last. However, because the products are so cheap, we are willing to simply throw the product away when it no longer works and buy a new one.
The saying “They don’t make ‘em like they used to” is true. But it’s true because that is what we, as consumers have demanded. Here’s the problem though...
History – a constant march forward, marked with inventions that significantly altered the trajectory of mankind. From the wheel to the horseless carriage, to rockets that carried men to the moon and back safely – technology changes have led the way of human progress.
Few technology advancements in history have brought about faster technology shifts than the LED lightbulb.