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Is my Illuminated Sign Green? LED Conversion.

Posted by Frank Murch | Jan 23, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Illuminated Signage, that is a channel letter set, a Sign Cabinet or a monument is likely to be florescent lamps or Neon if it is over 10 years old. These lighting methods were the best available at the time, but modern signage is 99% LED lighting. LED_conversions.jpg

Why? There are 3 reasons:

  1. LEDs are at least 3 times and normally 10 times more energy efferent. That is your electric bill is going to drop with LED lighting. This is not a huge amount of money, but it is forever, month after month, year after year. These savings add up.
  2. LEDs require much less maintenance. Both florescent and neon tubes need to be replaced. Florescent lamps (tubes) burn out all the time. It is costly to have a service come out and replace them. It is a nuisance that is nearly 100% eliminated with LEDs
  3. It is safer – a lot safer. Neon in particular uses transformers. These transformers are 6000 to 15000V. That is more than enough to electrocute somebody. LEDs use 12 Volts or 24 Volts DC. These are much much safer.

When should you change an older sign to LED? It depends:Burnt_out_bulb.jpg

  • If your neon tubing burns out or breaks – This is the time to ask. Why invest more in that old Neon.
  • If you have a little extra money and are looking for a long term cost savings – LED conversion is it.
  • If you are having constant maintenance issues, the repairs just keep coming. Stop the Hassel and expense with an LED conversion.

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Whether you need a channel letter set, a monument signs, ADA signs, wayfinding signs, lobby signs, or any other type of commercial building signage, we can help! Signs for San Diego is the best sign company for building signs.


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