Communications holding firm AT&T has announced a collaboration with General Electric (GE) to switch to LED signage.
The move, which will see 7,000 channel letter signs on more than 6,500 office buildings and retail locations make the switch, is hoped to save over 3,500 metric tonnes of CO2 annually.
GE's Tetra LED lighting system is up to 80 per cent more energy-efficient than the commonly-used neon solutions, meaning AT&T will also save money on its energy bills.
"We researched our options, analysed the data and ultimately chose the GE system for its reliability, energy efficiency, environmental benefits and long-term value proposition," commented Shawn McKenzie, senior vice-president of corporate real estate at AT&T.
"It also helped that GE is built to handle such large-scale efforts."