No medium has influenced as LED has influenced signage industry. Various factors contribute to the success of LED in signage industry. From its brightness to longevity, low energy consumption to all weather friendly, advertisers are in love with LED Signage Boards
Signage industry has undergone a vast variety of changes. From a simple design or use of signs and symbols to communicate a message to a specific group, different mediums have emerged. One among them is LED signboards. In simple words, it is signboard where the source of lighting is LED (light-emitting diode). It can be used effectively for both indoor and outdoor application.
For outdoor application LED’s can be used for backlit signboards, replacing the conventional tube lights. It is more efficiently used for backlit signboards with channel letters or box lettering.LED signboards are devoid of the typical maintenance problems of the neon signboard or tube light powered signboard.
The advantages of LED signboards are:
Long Life- Compared to the other lighting technologies LED has a long life of roughly 3 to 5 year with 8 hours of operation per day.
Low Energy- It is proven that LED’s are 80% to 90% more energy efficient when compared to fluorescent and neon lighting systems. Even a larger LED signboard will save the customer energy when compared to other lighting systems.
Easy to use and transport- LED’s are also called Solid State Lighting (SSL). Made of solid material with no filament or tube or bulb to break, LED’s can be comfortably transported anywhere without the risk of damage, while neon and fluorescent tubes require special packaging during transportation.
Instant lighting- Since the energy required is less, LED’s light instantly and they don’t require any warm-up period.
Suitable for all weather- Low temperatures are best suited for LED to long last. Even so, it will start up in subzero weather also. LED’s are also water proof and can be even put under water. LED outdoor sign boards are used under high temperatures comfortably. Fire and shock hazardous are reduced substantially.
Excellent Colour Rendering- LED’s never wash out colours like other light sources such as fluorescents making them perfect for displays and retail applications. LED’s can be also blended to form a variety of colours.
Environment Friendly- LED’s contain no mercury or other hazardous substances.According to the new policy no advertisements will be allowed in the national parks, historical monuments, world heritage sites and religious places
User Friendly Installation- Generally skilled technicians are required for installation of fluorescent tubes or neon. But LED’s can be installed comfortably by anyone with minimum skill sets.
Controllable- LED’s can be controlled for brightness and colour.
LED’s continue to get brighter, more efficient and cheaper. It is predicted a two to three times improvement in efficiency and brightness before the decade is over with substantial price decreases. Whether these predictions are true or not is a question mark, but what is certain is that huge investments are being made in this technology every year ensuring a bright future for LED Technology. The changes will be visible in LED Signage Boards accordingly.