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Most Popular Types of Illuminated Business Signs

No matter what industry you find yourself in, you can tell the story of your brand with a highly visible, illuminated business sign. This added visibility also amps up the interest, which in turn, drives an increase in sales and profits.  What follows is a list of the most popular types of illuminated business signs that give you an edge over the competition and sets you apart from others that use standard signs.

1. Exposed Neon Signs

Illuminated Neon Light Sign Finney’s Crafthouse & Kitchen in Ventura, CA

Neon signs are an important piece of California history, and many businesses still use them. This colorful, high-impact type of signage rules at bars, boutiques and restaurants that want an iconic look. The neon light source is exposed versus being encased behind tinted acrylic panels.

2. LED Illuminated Signage Panels

illuminated business sign for Garry Marshall Theatre

Illuminated signage panels are a very effective way of gaining attention. For example,  in congested commercial environments, potential customers will notice LED illuminated signage panels before they do a traditional poster frame. LED technology is growing in popularity, as it is extremely energy-efficient and puts off very little heat.


Conserv Fuel Digital Sign Santa Barbara, CA

3. Digital Signs

Whether they adorn the interior or exterior of a building, digital signs are highly dynamic and visible. Retailers, churches, office buildings, and live entertainment venues often display them.  These types of signs work extremely well in areas where a sign is near the road or close to a sidewalk where people passing by have a close viewing range.

4. Monochrome LED Signs

Single color (monochrome) LED signage is an excellent alternative for zoning ordinances that allow text-only LED or single color signage. The monochrome effect works extremely well for getting your message across, as long as you don’t pack the sign with too much text.  As mentioned previously, LED illumination is very efficient relative to every other lighting type.

5. Lightbox Signs

LED lightbox illuminated business sign

Also known as backlit signs, a lightbox gets its illumination by shining light through a translucent panel. The translucent panel can be customized with the name of your company, logo, address, phone number, etc. Lightbox signs are versatile, and their shapes can be molded to match your brand.

6. Pole Signs

Pole signs have double or single sides and use 1-2 poles for support. They are often taller than the buildings surrounding them, and they are visible from hundreds of feet away. Typically, they have an illuminated lightbox toward the top, but in this case of the Ganas Auto sign, the sign is a halo-lit channel letter sign using LED with an exposed neon outline. Dave’s Signs can customize pole signs to add multiple tenant panels or restore your existing sign.

7. Monument Signs

Monument signs welcome you and let you know you are in the right place. They are often made from materials such as brick or stone. They project a simple elegance, and, like the pole sign, we can customize them to include an LED panel, halo-lit channel letters, and in the case of the Star of CA sign, we added ground-mounted LED sign lights to enhance its overall pleasing aesthetic.

8. Halo-Lit Channel Letters

Illuminated letter signs are channel letter signs with internal lighting that gives signage a 3D effect. The iridescent glow of halo-lit channel lettering comes alive at night and draw new and existing customers to your business.

Dave’s Signs Makes Beautiful Illuminated Business Signs

Regardless of the type of illuminated business sign you need, be it simple, high-end or custom, our knowledgeable sign specialists can create one that makes your business stand out 24/7.  To find out more, you can call us at (805) 641-1387 or contact us online for a quote.


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This is a blog about signs. We highlight the different types of signs: signs we’ve created for our customers, history of sign design and today’s cutting edge sign technologies. Ask a question about signs, and you’ll likely find the answer here.

Case Studies

Spencer Makenzies Neon Sign

Here we go into detail on some of the custom signs we’ve done. Including Spencer Makenzie’s Neon Sign, Topper’s Pizza Neon Signs in the Oxnard Harbor, and The Historic Ventura Pole Sign. Check back with us. We’ll have more case studies of signs posted in the near future.

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Saloon BBQ Custom Sign

We’ve designed, fabricated, installed and serviced signs all over southern California. Here are some highlighted areas near you including Ventura, Oxnard and Santa Barbara. Check back soon for more updates.

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We Make Beautiful Neon Signs in Our On-Site Facility

Dave’s Signs has perfected the art of neon signs. We can handle all sizes of neon signage, from the small intricate signs to the eye-catching, large neon signs. Ask us for a personalized quote or contact us for any questions you may have about neon signage.

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Dave’s Signs Makes Custom Office Signs

Whether you need a lobby sign, directional signage or ADA signs, Dave’s Signs can help you with all your office sign needs. We can use your logo and create a beautiful, distinctive sign for your office. We can also create custom building directory signs, suite signs, and directional signs to give the building a unique unified theme. Call us today to help you with all your office sign needs.

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