Let’s say you have an organization or business that wants to mark its location in the neighbourhood and also get a message out to a passersby. An electronic message center (EMC) sign would be a perfect fit. These illuminated signs offer you the chance to present a written message to the public all day and all night, while still providing an easy to see marker of where you are situated. You’ll often see EMC signs out front of schools, stores, churches, and restaurants. Here’s what makes them so useful.

Outdoor EMC Sign

It’s easy to switch up your messaging

With some older sign boards, you would have to manually remove and rearrange individual letters to spell out a message. That made it difficult to switch up your messaging frequently to keep it fresh and relevant. Some of these sign boards aren’t equipped with covers, which means that the letters can come loose during a storm; they could even be rearranged in a less than flattering way by passing pranksters.

Electronic message center signs let you change your message easily and frequently, with just a few taps on a keyboard. You’ll always be able to keep the public informed of the latest happenings at your organization or business – whether it be an end-of-season clearance sale, a new lunch special, or a congratulatory message to your latest batch of graduates.

What’s more, you can program the messaging on an EMC sign remotely, so you won’t have to brave bad weather to switch up the wording.

Get your message out at any time of the day or night

Another advantage to electronic message centers over older readerboards is that they’re visible all day and all night. Sure it’s possible to install lighting around a standard readerboard, but you’ll have to worry about turning on and off the lights as necessary. EMC signs combine lighting and lettering in one; all you’ll have to worry about is writing the messages to be displayed.

Energy efficiency

You might be concerned about the cost of powering an electronic message center. Most modern EMC signs use light-emitting diode (LED) lights, which are very energy efficient. Their use makes owning and running an EMC sign affordable. LED lights also last for years at a time, meaning you won’t have to continually pay to have them replaced.

Keep your brand in the public eye

When a group or business decides to set up an EMC sign, they usually do so with their logo and/or name incorporated in the sign’s structure. This is a great way to keep your logo at the top of people’s mind, and to ensure that they associate your message with your organization. Like the written message on the sign, the logos and name of your organization can be illuminated so that the entire sign structure is visible throughout the day and night.

If you’re interested in lighting up the front of your business, school, church, or other organization in Burlington or Oakville with an electronic message center sign, contact About Signs to see what we can create for you.