7 Ways Using LED Screens for Events Can Positively Impact Your Sustainability Initiatives

January 24, 2024

Vicki Lepore-Saavedra

Vicki Lepore-Saavedra is senior solution sales executive for SmartSource, where she has worked since 2013. A 26-year trade show and meeting industry sales veteran, she holds a Certification in Exhibition Management (CEM) through the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE). She is also an active member of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), where she has earned her C.A.S.E. designation and is currently working on her CEM-AP through IAEE.

Sustainability is a hot topic in events. In the age of climate change and heightened environmental awareness, it’s important to ensure that events are as sustainable as possible. Fortunately, one energy-efficient lighting technology can help do just that: LED

LED screens and energy-efficient lighting offer numerous benefits for event organizers and exhibitors looking to reduce their environmental footprint while also making an economic impact – i.e., saving you money on your event budget. 

Brighter, dynamic and more engaging screen displays on LED can take the event to the next level, while reducing energy consumption massively. As quoted by Energy Magazine, LED bulbs could offer savings of up to 90% compared to traditional incandescent or halogen bulbs. 

The lifespan of one LED bulb is approximately 50,000 hours, which is typically 50 times longer than more traditional bulbs, meaning your suppliers won’t be having to change bulbs every few events! 

Energy-efficient lighting is much more efficient than traditional halogen and HID lighting, allowing you to use fewer lights while creating a truly captivating atmosphere for your event audiences. 

In this blog, we discuss seven ways LED lights can positively impact sustainability initiatives for events. From reducing energy use to creating dynamic atmospheres at events, LED has many advantages when it comes to helping create more eco-friendly gatherings and functions.

Energy-Efficient Lighting

LED screens and sustainable lighting use less energy than traditional screens, which can lead to significant energy savings across long days and multiple events. This reduction in energy consumption can help events to become more sustainable and reduce their carbon footprint.

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LED screens are highly durable and long-lasting. They require less frequent replacement and can help to reduce the amount of waste generated by events while saving money on replacements.


LED screens are made from materials that are generally more recyclable, making them a more sustainable option than traditional screens. When these screens reach the end of their lifespan, they can be disassembled and recycled, reducing their environmental impact.


LED screens are highly flexible and can be configured in a range of sizes and shapes and even wraps. This allows event planners to create unique and engaging displays that can capture the attention of attendees, across a number of events.

Reduced Emissions

LED screens emit less heat than traditional screens, which can help reduce the need for air conditioning in event venues. This can result in a significant reduction in energy consumption at venues.

Cost Savings

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While LED screens may have a higher initial cost than traditional screens, they offer significant long-term cost savings due to their energy efficiency and durability. This can free up your budget for other initiatives at events.

Improved Attendee Experience

LED screens offer high-quality, vibrant images that can enhance the attendee experience and set the mood for crafting memorable experiences, which in turn can lead to more engagement, increased satisfaction and better retention rates for future events.

By incorporating LED screens and energy-efficient into event design, planners can make a significant contribution to event sustainability initiatives. Utilizing LED screens for events offers a range of benefits, including energy-efficient lighting, durability, flexibility and improved attendee experience — all of which can help to reduce the environmental impact of events. Additionally, the cost savings associated with LED screens can free up resources to invest in other initiatives or to create more engaging areas for networking at your events.

Ultimately, using LED screens is a simple and effective way to make events more sustainable while also creating engaging and memorable experiences for attendees.


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