The Pocket Guide to LED Retrofitby Jake L. Professional Sign Company
An LED retrofit is the changing out of the old bulbs in your sign with energy-efficient LED lights. They consume less power and help save on the electricity bill. Because of their design, they can burn longer and brighter in the thousands-of-hours range.
Light emitting diodes (LEDs) typically use about 80% less energy than traditional lights and can last 25 times longer which results in energy savings for the life of the sign.
Neon or fluorescent signs require periodic servicing to keep them operating at their full potential. LED’s carry longer lifespans in the thousands of hours and service calls aren't required nearly as often.
We have many options as far as signs go and the styles you can choose from for your LED retrofit. We offer custom products that we sell that use LED lighting, too.
Wall cabinet (single-face) signs and (double-sided) pylon cabinet signs are also candidates for LED retrofit.
Some examples are:
Reverse Halo Lit
Also known as “halo lit letters” or "back-lit letters" due to the light coming from behind the letters, these signs are only made of aluminum, and the back is left open. All of the light, then, comes from the back. It has an elegant effect at night and is easy to read during the day. The light can also come out of the front as well as the back.
Open Face Lit
Despite the name, these signs are not really open-faced. Instead, onlookers are able to see the lighting source inside at night because of the clear acrylic face.
Standard Front Lit
Housed in aluminum frames, LEDs shine through an acrylic face of any color with standard front lit channel letters. Aluminum is most often used for the housing due to its durability and rust free qualities.
We handle the whole LED retrofit process
At Vital Signs USA, we can take care of every step of the signage process for you.
Once we are completely clear on your vision and goals for your new markers, we begin the process keeping you informed every step of the way. We work with your property manager to make certain we do not violate the terms of your lease.
We're well-versed on and follow all local regulations which include's procuring the correct permits.
As the cost of low-voltage technology continues to decrease, LED retrofit is becoming more and more popular. If you’re a company looking to go green, or have a sign that seems to be serviced over and over again, call Vital Signs today to discuss the option of retrofitting your sign!
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