Frequently asked questions
LED stands for `light emitting diode` and are energy efficient. LED’s use at least 75 percent less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs and last 25 times longer, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
A diode is an electrical component with two terminals which conduct the electricity only in one direction. With an electrical current, the diode emits a bright light around the small bulb.
LED Signage can be split into two main areas, namely LEDs on the back of cut out aluminium letters, to create a `Halo Effect' and the second being LED strip inside fabricated or box perspex letters.
- Neon signs are luminous-tube signs that contain neon or other insert gases at low pressure.
- Applying a high voltage (usually a few thousand volts) makes the gas glow brightly.
- The neon signs are produces by the craft of bending glass tubing into shapes. A worker skilled in this craft is known as a glass bender, neon or tube bender.
- Backlit light boxes are a traditional style of illuminated sign made from high quality aluminium profiles making them very robust and durable.
- These light boxes are often used for shop fascia signs.
- The light box is made for indoor or outdoor use and has a good level of weather resistance.
- Light boxes are supplied with one opal diffuser panel to apply self-adhesive vinyl graphics to.
PVC is a flexible sign face material used for vinyl printing applications. A PVC sign can be front-lit and backlit. The special surface coating optimises ink adhesion and colour reproduction for long-lasting brilliant prints and is suitable for indoor and outdoor applications.
- Chromadeck is a galvanized metal sheet with one surface coloured in either a frost white, polar white, black or yellow colour.
- Used extensively in signage and is the most durable, longest lasting method of advertising.
- Used for long term outdoor signs.
- It has a much longer lifetime than PVC, with greater strength.
- Can be cut and shaped to fit custom needs of clients.