Types of Lighted Signs
When it comes to lighted signs, there are many options available. Some of the most popular types of lighted signs include cabinet signs, reverse-lit channel letter signs, front-lit channel letter signs, externally-lit signs, and neon signs.
Cabinet signs are also sometimes referred to as lightbox signs. These types of signs offer a simple design with interior illumination. Each of these lighted signs features an internal light. Fluorescent lights may be used, but it’s also possible to use LED lights. The front of the sign features a translucent panel that features the logo, name, and branding information of the company. These types of lighted signs offer the benefit of high visibility at night.
Front-Lit Channel Letter Signs
These types of lighted signs offer a bold look, which makes them a popular option. In this design, the messaging is lit from the front. They are appropriate for display indoors as well as outdoors.
Backlit Channel Letter Signs
These types of signs are also known as halo-lit signs or reverse-lit signs. One of the reasons they are sometimes called halo-lit signs is due to the ethereal appearance they offer. Business owners who are looking for a sophisticated appearance for their lighted sign may find that this option is a good choice. They also offer the benefit of being easy to read even from a distance. Compared to cabinet signs, these signs also offer the benefit of more colors.
Externally-lit signs may have bulbs mounted around the sign’s base or the bulbs may be concealed. In some instances, this type of sign may be used in conjunction with other signs, such as with a backlit channel letter sign.
Neon signs have been used for many years, which gives them somewhat of a classic or vintage look. They are a good option for interior and exterior use. These signs provide a warm flow that is easily recognizable.
Lighting with Other Types of Signs
Depending on the nature of the sign, other types of lighting may also be used. Monument signs may be lit with ground lighting, for instance, to ensure it is visible at night.