Posted by Frank Murch | Jun 4, 2014 5:16:00 AM
Since the 1920s neon has been a lighting source of choice for signs. In the late 1930s fluorescent lamps also have been used. But in the past 5 years both of these have lost market share and are now disappearing. LEDs have replaced these traditional light sources and with good reason. LEDs are brighter, run cold and run on low voltage. LED lighting is also much much smaller.
With the emergence of LED new solutions are coming: Here are 2:
The LED Light Box (AKA Acrylic thin light box or LED light box). This is a picture frame and under the frame are LEDs. The picture is a transparency and under that is a light diffuser to spread the light out evenly. The frame is a brushed Aluminum and the LEDs and are hidden under the frame. The result is a side lite sign that “pops”. This technology puts a lot of light brightly and evenly over the whole surface of the picture.
Unlike traditional bulbs, neon or fluorescent bulbs this runs cold and lasts up to 15 years or 50,000 hours. The snap frame capability lets you change images at any time.
The 2nd option is the Crystal edge. This is the same technology, but it comes with a twist. The frame is a non-transparent film. It is like a band around the LEDs, but not on the edge. It allows the light to travel to the edge. The light also is behind the image you choose. The result is an ultra modern look with the same cool running properties.
It is a little harder to change images, requiring one to unscrew 4 standoffs, but still – easy. Different shapes are possible as well.
Both have a long life and are safe. They use a low voltage, DC transformer to run the LEDs. The Crystal edge also can have a double sided ability.
Both options are idea for Retail Advertisement, Hotels, marriage and graduation photos, Exhibitions and Trade Show Exhibit
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