How LED Signs Are Revolutionising Illuminated Signage
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How LED Signs Are Revolutionising Illuminated Signage

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In the UK the world of illuminated signage is expanding rapidly, and therefore LED Signs are becoming a must have for businesses wishing to be noticed at all times!

The most important attribute of a sign is that it is noticeable; even before the information that is communicated. This is because if a sign is bland, can’t be seen or doesn’t stand out, then the information it is meant to communicate is mute.


Living in the UK we are seldom lucky enough to have prolonged bright weather and winters are dark. Therefore without illumination, our signage will only be visible or noticeable for reduced periods of time. So without illumination, the payload or return on investment for a sign is reduced significantly.


The Difference Between LED Signs and Standard Illumination


There are quite a few important differences between traditional illumination such as filament bulb or neon, and LED illumination; some of these are covered in the benefits below.


LED lighting is created using light emitting diodes (LEDs) which are strung closely together so that the light they emit overlaps and creates a steady source of light. The technology involved means they are lighter in weight, more energy efficient and also more reliable, as LEDs are often wrapped in their own polymer jacket to protect each diode from external damage.


Benefits of LED Signs and Their Technology


Most Importantly – They are Cost Effective


Although initial costs can be a little more expensive (although not always), it’s important to look at the long term savings. An LED bulb will actually use 75% less energy on average compared to a standard fluorescent bulb. So depending on the make-up of the lighting solution, there will be very significant savings to be made on energy costs, which are required more than ever.


LED Signs are also far more reliable than traditional lighting. LED bulbs can last for 50,000 – 100,000 hours (or longer), which is 2-4 times longer than standard fluorescent bulbs and 40 times longer than incandescent bulbs; Maintenance costs are therefore almost non-existent.


With the bright vibrant output described below, you’ll have no trouble or cost issues leaving these on all day and night.


They are Brighter and More Visible


As LEDs can emit the same light levels with a fraction of the power, you can enjoy a far brighter and more vibrant sign.


The high profile of an LEDs CRI (Colour Rendering Index) ensures vivid and consistent lighting/colouring, meaning you can grab attention from greater distances and even during daylight!


Incredible Versatility


In comparison to standard printed signage there is no competition when it comes to grabbing attention. However, even when put up against traditional lighting; LEDs can be used display virtually any movement, digital flashes, colour changes, and animations without damage to the bulbs or difficult arrangements.


The unique segmented setup of LEDs means your LED sign can be programmed to create displays or effects not possible with other solutions.


Do Your Part for the Environment and Promote Your Green Reputation


Businesses are being asked to do more and more in the reduction of energy consumption and carbon output. In some cases this can even support contract tenders and government grants. So as LED Signs require less energy to operate and last years longer (low waste), passers-by will know you are doing your part for the world we share.


Some of Our Examples


At Centurion Signs, we design, fabricate and install all of our signage solutions to rigorous standards. So if you would like more information, or to discuss your requirements, please contact us today.  


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