Fundamentals and EHS Challenges of Light Emitting Diode Manufacturing

McIntyre, Andrew
(Environmental & Occupational Risk Management, Inc (EORM))

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Light emitting diode (LED) technologies provide energy with distinct environmental benefits over traditional lighting technologies. With the rapid increase in demand (both consumer and commercial) for LED products, it is essential that this expanding industry address key environmental, health & safety (EHS) issues encountered during the expansion of similar high-technology industries. Experience with the semiconductor industry over the last three decades has provided a clear EHS roadmap for the LED industry to follow. This presentation will provide an overview of EHS and sustainability hazards/controls of the light emitting diode manufacturing, maintenance, supply chain and end-of-life product issues.

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