The broad term “electrical signs” applies to several types of illuminated signs in which electricity facilitates message display properties. Typically, commercial enterprises or institutions invest in this type of signage. Many electrical signs attract attention through the use of bright flashing lights and vivid colors.
During recent years, the development of LED lights has allowed advertisers to create very cost-effective electrical signs. Another important recent trend involves the use of Internet-connectivity to link electrical signs with digital displays. Currently, the term “electrical signs” covers a broad spectrum, encompassing both standalone illuminated indoor or outdoor signs and bright digital signage.
Popular Types of Electrical Signage
To really appreciate the diversity of this category of commercial signage, just consider some of the leading types of electrical signs: neon, fluorescent, incandescent, and LED displays. Neon signs, flourescent signs, and high intensity displays (HIDs) require the use of gases or (in the case of fluorescent illumination) small quantities of toxic mercury, in conjunction with electricity. They can produce vividly colored lighting. Creating these types of signs usually requires the assistance of a trained specialist. Obtaining replacement components sometimes proves time-consuming as a result. Additionally, sign owners must exercise caution to comply fully with environmental regulations during sign disposal.
Perhaps partly for these reasons, during recent years, advertisers have searched for less expensive alternative electrical signage options. The crafting of beautiful signs using these methodologies remains an art form, however. Some artists specialize in creating neon signage. Today, collectors actively search for vintage neon signs in good condition.
Incandescent And LED Electrical Signs
Incandescent electrical signs utilize incandescent light bulbs and electricity to create illuminated displays. These signs offer the advantage of comparatively simple light bulb replacement. Yet large incandescent commercial signs hold a significant disadvantage: high energy consumption. Before installing this type of signage in a permanent location, an advertiser usually benefits by calculating the operational costs carefully.
By contrast, light-emitting diode lamps (LEDs) offer bright, long-lasting value. They last much longer than incandescent bulbs. Since 2010, LED lights have gained widespread popularity in commercial settings. LED displays operates cost-effectively around-the-clock. They function well in both indoor and outdoor signs. This form of electrical signage usually represents a wise advertising investment.
In Southeastern Virginia, James Rivers Signs offers knowledgeable assistance with electrical signage, including LED signs. Our service areas includes Newport News, Hampton, Norfolk, Williamsburg, and Chesapeake. Businesses rely upon our expertise to help them create and display stylish, attractive commercial signage.