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 • 81 effects of the system they are consider- ing, but a white LED with a good color rendering index (90+ C R I ) will most likely achieve the desired result." Including colored LEDs in sign proj- ects is one trend on the rise, but there are others worth tracking. Vincent says that retrofitting cabinet signs in general is becoming more popular. "Many smaller sign companies today outsource their manufacturing," says Vincent, "and ready-to-go fluorescent- to- LED retrofit systems are a great rev- enue source for companies that focus primarily on service and installation." Along with the retrofit, illuminated signs in general seem to be getting sleeker in design. " LEDs allow sign cabinets and chan- nel letters to be much thinner than with traditional lighting methods," explains Reis. "Additionally, the long life and high reliability of LED systems removes the concern of damage that can occur dur- ing maintenance. Often the LED systems outlive the use of the sign itself." Which brings us back to one main reason why more and more people are turning to LEDs—the absolute depend- ability of their lighting output. It's not uncommon for L E D s to last up to a decade in a sign project. And for this reason, Horton concludes, "you are now seeing an upward trend toward using LED modules in cabinet signs." SDG LEDs provide vibrant colors for outdoor signs at night. (Image courtesy of Principal LED) If you have photos that are too high of a resolution to attach, please send them separately to Be a Part of the Top Signage Publication in the Industry Showcase your work in Sign & Digital Graphics. Share with us your best vehicle, building, watercraft and specialty wraps and we'll get them published in the magazine as soon as we can. Don't let that masterful job go underappreciated. Simply go to our website wrap-submission and fill out the requested information and attach your photos where prompted and we'll take care of everything. We can't wait to see what you have to show us. Wraps Submissions:

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