|Type of Lighting Application||Outdoor Lighting|
LED (light emitting diodes) are an emerging illumination technology. LED channel letters offer several advantages over neon illumination. Direct Sign Wholesale is now offering our own brand of LED illumination.
First, LED channel letters have a greater level of durability. LED letters are more resistant to shock and vibration than neon illuminated letters, and so have fewer breakage issues during shipping and/or installation.
Another advantage of LED channel letters is their energy efficiency. LED channel letters will usually consume less power than neon lit letters.
LED channel letters are also "greener" than neon, as they have no mercury content. This environmental friendliness can be a helpful factor in the permitting process.
In addition, LED channel letters provide excellent cold weather performance. Neon illumination can have a lower level of light emission in cold temperatures.
Last, LED channel letters use a lower voltage transformer. Ground fault protection is often not necessary with the transformers utilized by LED letters.
Overall, LED is an emerging and rapidly improving illumination technology. Definitely worth considering on your next set of wholesale channel letters.