Signs come in different sizes, shapes, and compositions, but very few have the impact of a well-designed lighted sign. This product immediately grabs attention, especially during the evening time. That’s why it has been one of the most popular types of signs for decades.
At Dave’s Signs, we offer a wide range of custom-designed lighted sign options. You can choose something that fits your business requirements perfectly.
Types of Lighted Signs
There are several options available in the market today. These are the most popular: lightbox or cabinet signs, front-lit channel letter signs, reverse-lit channel letter signs, often called halo-lit, neon signs, and externally-lit signs.
We encourage clients to discuss them with our expert designers to come up with a unique look that is right for their business.
Here’s a Brief Look at Our Top 5:
1.) Lightbox Signs or Cabinet Signs
These have a simple design structure with inside illumination. Every sign has an internal light source, usually a fluorescent lamp or LED lights that shine through a transparent panel. This panel has your company’s branding, logo, name, or other such information. Surprisingly affordable, these signs stand out well during the day and night when the light comes on.
2.) Front-Lit Channel Letter Signs
Front-lit channel signs have a bold, prominent effect, which is why it is one of the most popular lighted sign designs today. All the letters are illuminated from the front, which ensures their different colors really shine through. These signs can be used in both indoor and outdoor displays.
3.) Backlit / Reverse-Lit / Halo-Lit Channel Letter Signs
Different names for the same type of sign. These signs have an ethereal appearance, which is perfect for brands aiming for a more sophisticated look. Every single letter or element has an illuminated background and is readable from a distance. Businesses choose halo-lit signs because they have a more distinguished look and can be lit with a lot more control and colors than a simple lightbox sign. The channeled metal lettering is easily visible in daylight and at night with LED or neon lights illuminating each element from behind for that attractive modern look.
4.) Neon Signs
Neon signs have been around forever — a classic look with a vintage feel of yesterday. Used for both interior and exterior, they provide a bright, warm glow that few other lighting systems can imitate. When you think of the signs you remember over the last 100 years, chances are it’s a neon sign.
5.) Externally-Lit Signs
Externally-lit signs are illuminated by an external source like gooseneck or sometimes called barn lights, bulbs mounted at the base of a sign, or even hidden. This illuminates the sign and often lights part of the sign in the shadows of an internally lit sign like this halo-lit channel letter monument sign: Star of CA.
• Ground Lighting – This illumination type works well with monument signs.
• Top Lighting – For example, barn lights give that nostalgic feel to a dimensional letter or hand-painted sign.
• Recessed Lighting – Hidden somewhere and designed to give off a glow or illuminate locations of a sign that are usually shadowed.
These are our best-selling lighted signs. Other options include digital signs like LEDs and push-through lettering. All signs are customizable, so discuss what kind of designs you want with our experts.