We will get up to 10 requests a day for LED signs, yet no two requests will be the same. They won't even be close. We're not talking about differences in the shapes and sizes of LED screens, or the hues of the light versus the richness of the pixel resolution. We mean completely different implementations, types, and usages of LED technology.
It is a testament to the diversity of the businesses we work with. It's also a testament to the seemingly innumerable ways in which LED technology has worked its way into outdoor and business signage. It's incredible. Beautiful and incredible.
Below is a primer, an introduction into the world of LED signage.
LEDs are more than just the modern trend in televisions, display screens, and light bulbs. They are the lighting technology. LED stands for light-emitting diode. Translating the technospeak, LEDs create a low, consistent light for extended periods of time. LEDs are popular because they last a long time and burn less energy than most all alternatives.
It's true with all types of signage: what works best indoors is not what works best outdoors. Outdoor LED Signs are typically bigger in size and scope. They're designed to be seen from far away: from the street, from down the road, and from other nearby locations. They are also designed to handle the weather.
Indoor LED Signs are typically smaller in scope. They're meant to be seen from shorter distances: from walk-up traffic, window shoppers, and customers during the buying process. The interaction is expected to be more tangible and interactive. Nowadays, indoor LED signs include touch screens and kiosks.
Now, you can find indoor LED signs that can handle the weather. You can also find a slotted screwdriver to unscrew a Phillips head screw. In both cases, the work-around will shorten the life of the tools & parts in the long run.
For a deeper dive into the differences, check out our article on the differences between indoor and outdoor LED signs.
Perhaps the most common usage for LED nowadays is in LED display screens and message boards. They are incredible as stand-alone signs. Often, they're even better as part of a design concept: framed and hoisted by thematic materials, standing like a beacon in the night.
Those message boards aren't the only ways we use LED technology. Other ways we use LED in signage includes:
It goes even deeper, but we didn't want your eyes to gloss over. Instead, we'd rather you contact us to learn more. We can help.
We help you figure out what sign is best for your business so you can get business from your sign.