What Should I Do With My Old LEDs?
Our expert recommends manufacturers start a rebate program to recycle old LEDs.
LED products keep getting better every year. If I go out and buy new ones, what do I do with the old ones that are still working?

LED lamps and components will continue to improve in efficacy, CRI and output over time, long before our original purchases have burned out. If manufacturers had a rebate program, it would encourage brand loyalty. I’m having the same conundrum with my 3G iPhone. Maybe I can give it to a needy barista.

Randall Whitehead lighting designer
Randall Whitehead, IALD

Randall Whitehead, IALD, is a professional lighting designer and author. His books include "Residential Lighting, A Practical Guide." Whitehead has worked on projects worldwide, appeared on the Discovery Channel, HGTV and CNN, and he is regular guest on Martha Stewart Living Radio. Visit his website www.randallwhitehead.com for more information on books, upcoming seminars and the latest lighting trends.

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