Your sign is your first impression to the general public. A dull or poorly illuminated sign will affect that impression. Retrofitting your existing fluorescent or neon lighting with LEDs will provide many benefits for your business. Not only will your sign shine brighter, but it will now start saving you money over the lifespan of your sign.
What are some of the advantages of LEDs:
LEDs provide a brighter light that will illuminate your sign much more clearly than neon or fluorescent bulbs. Having a brighter LED illuminated sign maximizes the effect of your lobby and outdoor signs. Additionally, brighter lights help draw attention to your sign maximizing its functionality!
Fluorescent lamps typically lose their brightness within two years. The cost of having new lamps put in your fluorescent sign adds up. Even more so with signs that require a bucket truck for service. Trip charges for bucket truck work can start at a minimum of $250.00 for the trip out. Although the fluorescent lamps come at a relatively inexpensive price point, other factors drive price. These factors include the time, labor and equipment to get to the site and perform the work. With LED illumination, you have less maintenance with many LED lights lasting up to 100,000 hours. This reduces your service calls and increases your ROI on your sign investment.
The largest cost savings element of an LED retrofitted sign comes with energy-efficiency savings. As an example, 2’ x 8’ illuminated sign with four fluorescent bulbs will operate at 160-170 watts on average. LED illumination in the same size cabinet would operate at approximately 40-46 watts to achieve the equivalent brightness. That means 63% savings on power consumption.
Equally as impressive, with an LED retrofitted sign, the savings in energy alone will pay for the upgrade over time. According to Energy.gov, LEDs typically use 25-80% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs. That saving multiplies quickly!
Overview on LEDs:
In summary, LEDs outperform fluorescent lighting and provide a great ROI for your advertising/sign budget.
In addition to being less expensive to use and maintain, they do not get affected by temperature. Fluorescent lamps can lose up to 50% of their light output in colder months.
Equally important, LEDs don’t typically burn out like fluorescent bulbs. Instead, they gradually dim over a long period of time allowing your sign to look better longer.
When a fluorescent lamp burns out in your sign, it is very noticeable. LEDs do not have the same issues.
As you can see, it’s hard to argue that the next time your sign needs new bulbs or neon replacement, LED retrofits should be high on your list for consideration.
Let the pros at Paramount Signs help you with your signage retrofits. Give us a call for a free consultation.
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