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LED & Electronics Recycling Technology

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LED Lamp Recycling Technology

LED lamp recycling

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LED Lamp Recycling

As the world moves towards LED lighting in place of the incandescent & CFL (compact fluorescent) light bulbs, traditional lamp recyclers will have to adapt.  Processing LED lamps needs a different process, but that process produces higher quality fractions.

LED Recycling System Process

LED Lamp Recycling Technology

With LED bulbs coming through the waste stream in higher numbers, it is important you position your current lamp recycling business to be able to deal with these types.

Using the latest technology Balcan has designed the worlds first LED lamp recycling system, which can also be used as an electronics recycler

Trying to process LED’s in the Balcan MP range of lamp recyclers will not recycle them.  Putting an LED through another system is likely to causes some significant damage to sieve screens.  This is where the Balcan LED1000 comes ito its own.

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LED’s are broken down into various fractions to provide maximum revenue from these waste streams.

As with all Balcan’s system the system operates under negative pressure to ensure there are no issues with emissions.

The LED1000 also has the advantage that it can further process end caps and e-bases from other lamp recycling processes providing maximum return for the recycled fraction.

LED Recycling for Current Lamp Recyclers

There are three scenarios to consider and as each lamp recycler is different the options are not a one size fits all. The major consideration is the fact traditional lamp & bulb feedstock for recycling is reducing as LED take over.

Option 1.  Send LED to 3rd Party

This scenario works if the price you charge is high enough to allow you to act as an intermediate. Charge client X, Pay 3rd party processor Y. As long as X-Y > 0 it returns a potential profit (dependent on overheads). With the earlier LED having a high aluminium content the 3rd party will remain interested as they are also able to get a return of this. Risk to this scenario is when Al content drops and 3rd party increases price or declines to process, leaving X-Y as a negative figure or product they are unable to process.

Option 2.  Do nothing

Accept traditional feedstock will reduce and accept business will decrease. Try to incorporate scenario 1 as long as possible in the hope X-Y remains a positive value. This scenario potentially applies to smaller processors who are unable or cannot justify investment, or who may be happy to retire from this type of business.

Option 3.  Invest in LED Recycling Technology

Process LED in house avoiding the Y cost above. Recover more costs from higher value ferrous and non-ferrous fractions Charge others to recycle LED Post process lamp bases and end caps from traditional feedstock for higher value fractions (HVF). Become first to market & shorten payback time benefitting from earlier LED generations having higher aluminium content. Be ahead of the competition.