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Handy tips for quoting LEDs for signage illumination

Handy tips for quoting LEDs for signage illumination

These are factors that need to be considered when selecting your LED modules for a specific signage application. They will affect things like the light output required and the beam angle necessary to achieve uniform illumination.

Lets start with sign illumination design

Cabinet Signs

  • Will the cabinet be fabricated from acrylic or aluminum sign extrusion?
  • What is the intended face panel material and its thickness?
  • Will the face be fabricated, built up or vacuum formed?
  • Does the cabinet need edge-lit or back-lit illumination?
  • Is the cabinet single-sided or double-sided?

Channel Letters

  • Will the letters be fabricated from acrylic or aluminum?
  • What is the intended face panel material and its thickness?
  • Will the letters be fabricated, built up or vacuum formed?
  • Do the letters have HALO illumination? Halo LEDs are installed on the rear face to illuminate the background behind installed sign.

General

  • What is the main color in the artwork? This will guide you when choosing the LED color that is required.
  • What is the required color spectrum for the LED modules? Some applications need warm white and others cool white etc.
  • What is the background material and color?
  • Will the signage illuminate only through the face or the side returns as well?

What is the size that needs to be illuminated?

Cabinet Signs

  • What is the size of the sign cabinet (length x height)? This will determine the layout and type of LED required.
  • What is the depth of the sign cabinet from face to backing? This will determine how close the LED units will be spaced apart and what beam angle is required.

Channel Letter Signs

  • What is the height of the letters and width of the stroke? This will determine the layout and type of LED required.
  • What is the depth of the letters from face to backing? This will determine how close the LED units will be spaced apart and what beam angle is required.

Where will the sign be installed?

  • Top of a building or ground level? This will determine the required brightness and suitable color temperature.
  • Will the sign be installed indoors or outdoors? This will determine whether waterproof or non-waterproof modules are required.
  • Where will the power supplies be installed? This will determine whether waterproof or non-waterproof power supplies are required.

How can we help?

  • Our LED Wizard will work wonders for your efficiency. Just send us your artwork in a vector format. We accept .PDF, .DWG, .DXF, .AI and compatible file types.
  • We value the confidentiality of each of your projects, so you can rest assured that all information is kept strictly private.
  • Send us the layout and as much information from the above guidelines as possible and we will gladly provide you with a free quotation with all the information you need.

Browse our range of top quality signage LED modules here.

Contact us today for assistance with your signage illumination requirements.

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