Published: 23/08/2023

Illuminated Signs

The versatility of illuminated signs has made them a key part of business marketing strategies. In this guide, we’ll discuss important information and key features you need to know before buying an illuminated sign.

Useful Information

Types of Illuminated Signs

Illuminated signs come in various types, each with their unique characteristics. These include LED signs, neon signs, lightbox signs, digital signs, and channel letter signs. Understanding these types will help you select the perfect fit for your business.

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Cost Factors

The cost of illuminated signs varies, depending on several factors. These include the type of sign, materials used, complexity of design, and installation requirements. It’s essential to consider these when budgeting for your sign.

Maintenance Requirements

Regular maintenance is required to keep your illuminated sign looking its best and functioning correctly. This may involve cleaning, replacing bulbs or LEDs, and repairing any damage.

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Installation Process

Installation of illuminated signs can be complex and requires professional expertise. The process involves mounting the sign, connecting it to a power source, and ensuring all safety regulations are followed.

Sign Design

The design of your sign should reflect your brand image and message. Consider aspects such as colour, font, size, and illumination effects when designing your sign.

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Sign Materials

The materials used in your sign will impact its durability and appearance. Popular materials include acrylic, aluminium, vinyl, and polycarbonate.

Power Consumption

Illuminated signs consume power to light up. Knowing the power consumption of your chosen sign can help you budget for ongoing running costs.

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Permits and Regulations

Many types of illuminated signs are designed for easy maintenance, including simple bulb replacement processes or durable LEDs that last for years without needing attention.

Sign Lifespan

Illuminated signs have varying lifespans, depending on factors like the type of sign, the materials used, and how well it is maintained.

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Manufacturer Reputation

Before choosing a sign manufacturer, consider their reputation for quality workmanship and customer service. Look at reviews and case studies to gain an understanding of their reliability and professionalism.

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Key features

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Visibility

Illuminated signs are highly visible, even from a distance or in low-light conditions. They can attract attention and draw in customers around the clock.

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Customisation

Customisation options are almost limitless with illuminated signs. You can create a unique design that perfectly represents your brand and stands out from the crowd.

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Durability

Made from robust materials, illuminated signs can withstand harsh weather conditions and continue to perform for years with proper maintenance.

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Energy Efficiency

Modern illuminated signs utilise energy-efficient LED technology. This can reduce power consumption and lower utility costs in the long run.

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Versatility

Whether you’re running a retail store or a restaurant, there’s an illuminated sign perfect for your business type.

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Safety

Illuminated signs not only promote your business but also enhance safety by lighting up dark areas around your premises.

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Brand Recognition

A well-designed illuminated sign can boost brand recognition, helping you stand out from competitors and leave a lasting impression on potential customers.

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Easy Maintenance

Many types of illuminated signs are designed for easy maintenance, including simple bulb replacement processes or durable LEDs that last for years without needing attention.

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Cost-Effective Advertising

An illuminated sign is a one-time investment that advertises your business 24/7. This makes it a cost-effective advertising tool in the long run.

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Attraction Factor

Illuminated signs have an attraction factor that’s hard to match with other forms of signage. They can be seen from far away and instantly grab attention.

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Why choose Ward Signs?
Expertise and Experience

We possess extensive knowledge
in sign-making.

Quality Control

We adhere to strict quality control
standards.

Compliance with Regulations

We ensure your sign meets
legal requirements.