Environmentally friendly products are all the rage these days and Dell’s determined to help with LED back-lighting. Never mind that retooling production lines and importing the “green” material generally carries a higher carbon footprint than the current material, but still, it’s nice to feel like Captain Planet sometimes.
Dell’s plan involves transitioning all laptop displays to LED backlighting over the next 12 months as LEDs deliver significant energy savings (i.e. increased battery life too). The first batch will be the Latitude E-Family this December and will continue ’till the company reaches 100% conversion. Once again, I am all for Green technology as long as it provides benefits and doesn’t hind innovation – this Dell commitment is a great example of a good Green plan.