Sign & Digital Graphics

June '17

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S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S • June 2017 • 77 Simplistically, think of the flashlight you used about 20 years ago. The light produced a dull, yellowish circle that tended to fade out in a short amount of time. Replacing that with a sharper, bright light and a longer-lasting, more targeted beam made it a more effective tool. It works in the sign world, too. The process of retrofitting a sign with LEDs creates several distinct advantages. It can save a customer money, enhance the overall appearance of the sign, and use much less electricity while doing so. It's for this reason that those in the LED market have realized a tremendous opportunity in replacing outdated light- ing parts with LED technology. Why Retrofit? "There are two major factors sign companies should consider when retro- fitting a sign," says Bryan Vincent, Ph.D., partner at Principal LED. "First is the age and condition of the sign." Aesthetic improvements such as repainting the sign could signal an oppor- tunity to also retrofit it. LEDs can be used across several applications including outdoor and indoor signs and during the day and at nighttime. (Image courtesy of Principal LED) Customers may choose to update, re-paint, or repair sign cabinets during a retrofit job. (Image courtesy of Principal LED)

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