LED Channel Letters

LED Channel Letters

Channel letters are typically illuminated with either neon or LED (light emitting diodes). 

Neon was previously the primary illumination media, but in the past few years LED has become the most common channel letter lighting source.

When you hear the term “LED channel letters”, it typically means a standard letter set which is populated with LED modules rather than neon.

LED Modules

This type of lighting offers several compelling advantages. For example, it is more resistant to shock and vibration which is helpful during both channel letter delivery and installation.

Second, it is more energy efficient. LED consumes less power than neon. Your client will enjoy a lower utility bill.

Third, light emitting diodes are a more environmentally friendly product. Neon contains mercury. Some cities and municipalities are more likely to issue a permit for LED channel letters due to this greater degree of “greenness.”

LED Channel Letters

Fourth, they use a lower voltage transformer (or power supply.) Ground fault protection is often not necessary with this power supply type.

So this lighting technology offers many advantages and is continually evolving. The latest generation features a broader viewing angle which permits larger letter face areas to be brightly lit by a single module.

Contact Direct Sign Wholesale today for an LED channel letter quotation.