Commercial Sign Monument with Full-Color LED Panels

Orthodontist owned multi-tenant sign monument with full-color P-10 electronic LED panels.

Orthodontist owned multi-tenant sign monument with full-color P-10 electronic LED panels.

Commercial signage is going digital. Electronic LED panels allow the ability to change graphics as demand is needed. A multi-tenant property owner can change a new slot on the fly. Animation grabs attention of drive-by traffic. Promotional programs can be displayed easily and as frequently as wanted.

Getting a full-color electronic LED is a project in itself.

The first issue is getting the LED display approved in the community through the Sign Permit process. The way to battle this issue is to fully understand the problem. Our team speaks all current LED technology. Our staff includes technicians who have personally built electronic LED panels, repaired all major LED manufacturer damaged displays, and retro-fitted new displays with current technology. We offer our knowledge in approaching City Municipalities (and County Properties) with a game plan that satisfies all needs. In many cases, we have been able to get the Municipalities to update their own Ordinances.

The next issue is costs. Yes, electronic LED displays are expensive. It’s basically an outdoor television with a built-in computer, controlled by another computer. The ROI (return on investment) is a no-brainer once you consider the immediate payback on increase in sales and recognition in the community. The ability to promote and/or change information is a bonus that pays back immediately.

This project was for a commercial facility with multiple tenants. It was a County property (more difficult than City ordinance in most situations). We walked the entire project through Permit approval with a dozen Variance applications, which took nearly a year.

Keep in mind that our modular sign monuments are the Best because they ship directly to the job site. These electronic LED panels literally screwed to an integrated support frame in the stucco sign monument. The cost savings in our stucco sign monument, which perfectly matched the architecture and stucco color of the building, deducted from the costs had the client paid a local contractor (architect, masonry contractor, installer, etc.) took a HUGE chunk out of the LED costs. We are high-volume and represent numerous LED manufacturers, so there is savings there as well.

Here are pictures of the unit after delivered to the job site. The LED panels are a P-10 (Pitch 10mm between pixels – 1R1G1B):

Stucco sign monument being lifted in the air during installation.

Stucco sign monument being lifted in the air during installation.

This is a picture of a bright white smile the Doctors wanted on their new full-color LED display:

Bright White Smile picture on P-10 Full-Color LED Panels

Bright White Smile picture on P-10 Full-Color LED Panels

And this is the picture of on the full-color P-10 LED displays after installation and electrical connection:

Orthodontist P-10 Full-Color LED Panels on Stucco Sign Monument.

Orthodontist P-10 Full-Color LED Panels on Stucco Sign Monument.

Wentzville, Missouri Historic District LED Sign Monument

The City of Wentzville, Missouri contracted best sign monuments to produce their Historic Downtown sign monument with full-color P-10 LED panels.

Wentzville Sign Monument with Full-Color LED

Wentzville Sign Monument with Full-Color LED

This custom sign has integrated programmable LED panels on both sides. With all of our LED sign solutions, a new pre-programmed laptop and wireless (wi-if) controller access was included. Our LEDs are made in the USA and have 24-7 toll free tech support.

This entrance sign has faux brick and The community organizations who sponsored the project are honored with circular dedication plaques embossed in the columns.

Wentzville Historic Downtown Sign Monument with Full-Color LED panel Open

Wentzville Historic Downtown Sign Monument with Full-Color LED panel Open

We make everything in house and ship sign projects fully assembled. This client need only to position the unit and connect the 3 wires to the integrated junction box to a dedicated power feed. The LED functions like on and off, dimming the brightness at night, time and even daylight savings time are all controlled by the pre-programmed laptop. We’ve taken all the difficulties associated with programmable LED panels and simplified all processes into what our clients describe as both “easy to program” and “fun to play with.”

LED Strand Lights – Add to Any Sign!

We carry LED strand lights for updating and electrifying your existing outdoor sign. We can also integrate these LED lights into your new sign project. These LED strand lights are commercial grade, outdoor weatherproof, and self-adhesive.

LED Strand Lights

LED Strand Lights

There are multiple advantages to using these LED strand lights, the most important being they are extremely bright (twice the brightness of fluorescent lights) yet only use half the energy of traditional lighting. Each (100) module string of LEDs (3 bulbs per module as shown) only requires (1) power ballast to convert standard 110v power source down to the 12 volts they need to run. This mean in a short time, LED strand lights will pay for themselves in energy savings on your power bill.

This is an example of a commercial business sign with dimensional letters. This customer bought (4) LED light strand kits, and used the self-adhesive modules to the backs of each character. They put the power supplies inside the monument (which was hollow). Here is a picture of the sign during the day time:

Commercial Business Sign with LED Strand Lights - Day Time View

Commercial Business Sign with LED Strand Lights – Day Time View

And here is the same sign at night with the new LED strand lights:

Commercial Business Sign with LED Strand Lights - Night Time View

Commercial Business Sign with LED Strand Lights – Night Time View

As you can see, they are so bright it was difficult for the camera to take the picture clearly! These are visible a half mile up the street in both directions. A minimal investment with maximum results – not bad!

Church Sign Monuments With Electronic LED Message Panels

We make the BEST church sign monuments!

Church Sign Monument with Faux Stone

Church Sign Monument with Faux Stone

Church Sign Monument with 3-D Carved Cross

Church Sign Monument with 3-D Carved Cross

We can add electronic LED message boards to our sign monument structures, or even send you the LED boards to attach to your existing sign monument. We offer the latest in LED (light Emitting Diode) technologies, including mono-chrome (single color red or amber), try-color (thousands of colors) or the best, Full-color (millions of colors).

All of our LED panels come with a brand new laptop, pre-programmed with not only the LED panel control software, but also TeamViewer remote access software so out 24-7 tech support team can log in at any time and support your devices.

We offer a (5) year warranty and initial training, all inclusive, with a 20,000 hour expected lifespan.

We offer better resolution (P-10, meaning Pitch 10 millimeters between pixels in the array) which gives you a television-style appearance in the field – all for a lesser price than the other major competitors that are also made in the USA. Our tech support is in the USA as well.

Here are pictures of church sign monuments we have wither built with integrated LED panels on our floor before shipping, or LED panels we have installed on existing church sign monuments:

First Assembly Full-Color LED Sign Monument Installed

First Assembly Full-Color LED Sign Monument Installed

Baptist Church Full-Color LED Sign Monument

Baptist Church Full-Color LED Sign Monument

Baptist Church Full-Color LED Sign Monument Before Shipping

Baptist Church Full-Color LED Sign Monument Before Shipping

Creekside Methodist Church Full-Color LED Sign Monument

Creekside Methodist Church Full-Color LED Sign Monument

Call us toll free at (800) 735-7209 for your Church Sign Monument needs!

LED Signs – Electronic Message Boards

P-10 Full-Color LED Message Boards

P-10 Full-Color LED Message Boards

We now offer electronic message boards. LED (light emitting diode) technology is a low-voltage, very bright light away to advertise.

Our LED cabinets are for both indoor and (most common) outdoor use. The steel cabinets are water tight and weather proof with a power coat finish. They have built in ventilation systems with front-access to all internal components.

The overall screen is broken up into individual LED modules that are changeable (in the odd case of damage).

Our LEDs are plug and play, meaning you connect to a 120 volt power source (electrical outlet) and are ready to program. We include a brand new laptop, pre=programmed with LED controller software. We also offer complementary initial training and 24-7 tech support. We install remote control software (TeamViewer) for the laptop so a technician can log in and train you, and test/repair and issues from headquarters.

Our LED cabinets are easy maintenance. They self-cool, so you only need to keep the displays free of debris. We offer integrated data connections (plug in an ethernet cable directly from the computer) as well as wi-fi antennas with a range up to 1.5 miles (with clear line of site, meaning no trees or buildings in the way between antennas). Wi-fi access means you do not have to dig up your parking lot or established landscaping to control your new LED panels.

You have the ability to upload images, text in any font, and even videos!

Our LED panels have a (5) year warranty with an expected 20,000 hour lifespan.

Call us for a quote. You will find we offer the highest resolutions at the best prices, and our LEDs are made in the USA with USA tech support.

LED Cabinet Open - Internal Power Supplies and Wiring of Modules

LED Cabinet Open – Internal Power Supplies and Wiring of Modules

Industry Terms:

You should be aware of common mechanics and terms used before investing in an LED message board:

• P-10: P is for pitch, meaning the distance in millimeters between each pixel. Note: P-10 is a BETTER resolution than a P-16. Because the pixels are closer together, you get more pixels (or higher resolution) in the same size area.

• Full-Color: 1R 1G 1B – one red, one green and one blue LED crystal in a triangle to make a single pixel (industry standard). Your TV at home is in RGB as is your computer monitor.

• Power Supplies: Our power outlets are 120v, but LED pixels only require 5v to operate. This is why they are so energy efficient! All LED message centers have built-in power supplies that transform 120v to 5v, then power each of the divided LED modules in the matrix. We do not overload power supplies by making one power supply power all grids, but rather split the electrical load over multiple power supplies to make the cabinets electrically solid and sound.

Call us toll free (800) 735-7209 for questions, or use the Contact Form (right) for a quote.

Sign Letter Visibility Chart

How big do my letters need to be on my sign?

Thee are several factors in determining sign letter style and size for your sign monument or building signage. These factors include:

  • Font Selection (AKA Typeface Style)
  • Viewing Distance
  • Color Combination

Font Selection: There are generally two types of fonts. Serif fonts and Sans Serif Fonts. Serif fonts have thinner character width but added ‘tails’ to the corners. Sans Serif fonts are more of a block style, and not as fancy.

Serif Font Versus Sans Serif Font

Serif Font Versus Sans Serif Font

While Serif fonts look better up close, they may disappear at a distance if too small. We are NOT suggesting to use only Sans Serif fonts – you don’t want to look like a military base for your main business or community entrance sign! We are simply trying to explain that correct font selection is determined by viewing distance, speed of traffic, etc. It’s important! See this illustration from a distance on your monitor:

Sans font versus Sans Serif font from distance.

Stand back from your monitor – Sans font versus Sans Serif font from distance.

In short, the font type that you choose greatly impacts the visibility of your text. Very thin fonts and script fonts can potentially decrease visibility. When choosing fonts, you want a bold style font that is easy to read with sufficient spacing between letters. You can test this by typing in a few words in a computer program at different font styles, colors, and sizes, and printing them out and posting them on a wall. Stand back and view them at different distances to see how all these aspects come into play in choosing the proper lettering for your sign.

Viewing Distance: The height of your characters (letter size) is an important factor in designing your sign. This chart illustrates the impact of letter height versus how far away the lettering is viewed:

Sign Letter Height Visibility Chart

Sign Letter Height Visibility Chart

Color Combination: Another important factor is to use contrasting colors when designing your sign. Text color with a contrasting background can increase the impact and visibility of your sign by making your text stand out more. On the other hand, using a background color that is similar to your text color can make your text almost impossible to see at any distance. We are vastly experienced in utilizing color combinations in our designs – our goal being to skillfully demand attention with ‘class.’

While we can match ANY color from paint manufacturer batch code (or color name), we stock the ultimate color pallet in commercial sign enamels. These commercial grade enamels are specifically for signage, and have color scheme combinations that we know work best together.

 

Sign Color Chart

Our expert designers will design a signage solution that maximizes color usage for visual impact, taking into consideration your company logo design, font selection, and viewing distance. Contact our Design Team for consultation.