Using LED lit lettering for your business signage has a number of advantages. They are attractive, use a fraction of the energy that other technologies use and they are available in a wide range of hues and colours. Another advantage of LED lettering is that the bulbs can last up to 100,000 hours or ten years. That equates to 3-6 years longer than your average fluorescent lit sign will last.

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Yes, you are going to pay a little more upfront for this longer lasting type of signage, but we think the results are worth it. Below are some of the reasons why many of our customers choose longer lasting LED lit letters:

You won’t have to replace your sign for ten years

Periodically changing your business signage is part of doing business but it’s not something you want to do frequently.  With LED lighting, your sign will require little maintenance and remain bright for the better part of a decade, if not longer.

Ten years of lower energy costs

The price of energy is rising, and as a business person you don’t want to have to spend more than necessary. LED lighting is at least twice as efficient as fluorescent lighting and 80% less than neon systems – and while a lit sign may not equate to a large percentage of your energy costs, we understand that every little bit helps.

Additionally, LED’s do not heat up like other types of lighting – which means if you are using them indoors, there won’t be the additional strain on your air conditioner.

Ten years without loss of quality

One of the problems with fluorescent lighting is that the tubes are filled with a gas that can slowly leak over time. This causes fluorescent lit signage to gradually become dimmer. You may not notice it at first, but eventually the sign becomes old and tired looking – not the kind of first impression you want your business to make!

LED lighting on the other hand, does not rely on any gases which means your sign will stay bright and fresh looking throughout its lifespan.

Ten years of easy maintenance

LED lit lettering does not require as much maintenance as other lighting systems. Since there are no fragile glass tubes, LEDs are easy to clean. Unlike fluorescent lights, they can also be used outdoors without any significant amount of protection or shelter from the elements.

Ten years of versatile, custom signage

LEDs offer business owners many more options than older technologies. In addition to being available in every colour of the rainbow LEDs can be programmed to change colour, flash, fade and create animations.

This means that you, as a business owner can have the truly customized and eye-catching sign that you want to represent your company. These options simply aren’t possible with fluorescent or neon.

If you are considering new signage for your company, make sure you consider LED lettering. Not only do the signs last for ten years, but all the benefits do as well!  About Signs in Oakville, Ontario will happily discuss your new LED sign with you.  From design to installation, we are your one stop sign shop.  For over 20 years, we have worked hard to build our reputation as Oakville’s best sign shop, but don’t take our word for it, read our reviews or visit our gallery of LED signs.