How To Get The Lighting Right on Building Signs

Here’s a thought for your next building sign: dual-lit channel letters on a backer panel.

Dual-lit Channel Letter Sign with Backer Panel

A building sign can be illuminated in a variety of ways: this one uses three of them.



Reliable and energy-efficient LEDs illuminate both the front and rear faces of each channel letter element. The front faces are made of translucent polycarbonate available in any color you choose, allowing your logo to be faithfully rendered. With the rear faces being clear, the LEDs shine through creating a halo glow around each letter.
 
Each element is mounted on a backer panel. The distance from the panel that the letters are mounted will determine the intensity and size of the glow. And the panel itself will be designed to assure the desired color and refectivity. It will assure the desired color contrast to your logo regardless of the building’s exterior surface. The backer panel also serves as a “wireway,” allowing the installer to minimize the number of connections to the building’s electrical service.

The sign’s illumination can be regulated with a building timer, or with a photocell to automatically power the sign when it gets dark.

channel letter diagram

Channel letter diagram



There are a good number of options to consider in designing an illuminated building sign. Your professional sign company will work with your designers, or create your signs straight out of your imagination. Call Signwave at 631.761.9292 to get started with a free consultation.

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