Sign & Digital Graphics

January '17

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24 • January 2017 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S ELECTRIC SIGNAGE tions are ramping up extremely well, we still see channel letter modules being used in very large signs by shops that have the misconception that the unit cost of string-based channel letter mod- ules is cheaper than a dedicated cabinet sign solution. Nothing could be further from reality once total costs such as labor and liability are factored in," according to Ftitz Meyne Jr., vice president of sales for Bitro Group. "With the advent of the new L3G Batwing Optics, the grid lighting sys- tem with its preconfigured depth options allows for factory consistent and repeatable performance every time. Additionally, the optics provide white face illumination with no hot spots as shallow as 1.75 inches," Meyne adds. Light Tapes Light tapes are a new entrant into the sign market that can be a low cost alterna- tive that is easy to install for indoor sign cabinets. GE Lighting recently released its Tetra LED Tape, a flexible product New Fusion Freedom modules from Principal LED are available in both white and in colors. (Images courtesy of Principal LED) A close-up view of a channel letter for Cartier jewelers shows both face-lit and backlit effects. (Image courtesy of Bitro Group) Close-up of an LED socket for the Street Stik retrofit system from Principal LED. (Image courtesy of Principal LED) US LED recently launched its TDX product for backlight- ing either ret- rofits or new- build cabinet signs. (Image courtesy of US LED) Knowing the type of sign, its size, depth, and the desired lighting effects are probably the most important things to know in determining the right LED system.

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