LIGHTED WALL SIGNS
Let There Be Light Up Signs!
Imagine what life was like before Thomas Edison invented the electric light bulb in 1879. It's probably safe to assume that activities were utterly limited after dusk. Although candlelight may create an ambient surrounding, it's probably insufficient to light up the signage to your business so customers could find you after sunset.
Lighted wall signs are a style of signs that are three-dimensional in construction, so that they are able to house lights internally. This sign-making methodology also applies across all categories of lighted signs to include multi-tenant signs, monument signs, pylon signs, neon signs, and eclectic sign designs.
The most common techniques in which lights can be incorporated into a wall sign are inside, outline, behind, or a combination of any of these. Using channel letter signs as an example, since they are the most prevalent: each letter is basically like a box in which LED lights or neon lights are placed inside following the contour or "channel" of each letter.
Without a box lid, the lighting inside would be visible, hence this sign style is called "open face" or "exposed", wherefore the light source cast boundlessly onward.
Cover the box with a lid, hence the sign style would be called "front lit" or "internally illuminated", wherefore the light source emits forward and is contained.
Leave the box lid on, but cut out the box bottom; thus this sign style would be called "back lit" or "halo lit" wherefore the light source cast from behind the sign creating a halo glow effect.
Some examples extracted from our portfolio to illustrate these sign styles described are shown here, and more examples are shown below.
Channel letter wall sign is layered on backer panel. Logo sign cabinet has a routed face with push-through plex. Both LED light signs are front lit and mounted onto a wireway, then installed onto the building fascia.
Channel letter wall sign is back lit with LED lights to cast a halo glow, then pin mounted onto the building fascia.
Open face channel letter wall and logo signs are illuminated with single-stroke, classic neon lights; and mounted onto a raceway, then installed onto the building fascia. Go to our Neon Signs gallery to view more signs like this.
Combination front lit and back lit channel letter wall and logo signs are illuminated with LED lights to cast the light forward and behind to create a halo glow. Both signs are mounted onto a wireway, then installed onto the building fascia.
The construction of the building fascia wall, the landlord's signage requirements, and/or local government sign code are the dominant criteria that determine signage installation methodology. Some lighted wall signs must first be mounted onto a power strip, called a wireway or raceway, that encapsulate transformers and wires; before being installed onto the building fascia wall. Other guidelines do not require the addition of a wireway or raceway as the encapsulated transformers already exist behind the building fascia wall. Either method, an external electrical source at the installation site is required in order to power the sign. We'll make this determination for you during our site survey assessment.