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Volumetric LED Illumination Considerations
With the advent and almost total acceptance of LED modules with 'optics' it would be easy to think everything should be 'easy?' Wrong!

Understanding IP Alpha-Numeric Designations
No, not Intellectual Property, but Ingress Protection, which specifies the environmental protection that an enclosure provides. Read on...

Are LEDs Generic? Aren't They All The Same? Simply Put, NO!
Most buyers do not consider or even understand what really makes a creditable long lasting LED package, let alone the manufacturing differences. Let's discuss these differences in a somewhat generic way.

What Color is That? Not My Color!
Consistent light and color is demanded by major customer brands, as well as specific colors, color palette and style guide; however, meeting these demands with LED backlighting can be a challenge.

What Makes a Great LED?
Now that LED lighting for the sign industry is a mature market, a number of potential concerns have arisen that you need to consider.

Color and Luminance Uniformity Correction for LED Video Screens
LED video screens are amazing. They are bright enough to see in broad daylight; they can stand up to severe weather conditions, they last almost forever, and they consume far less power than CRT technology. If only they weren’t so blotchy! This article explains the causes of luminance and color non-uniformity in LED screens, and what screen manufacturers can and are doing to fix these problems.

LED Maintenance Thoughts - Opening up a new business model that will make your customer happy and keep you in the service business.
With the almost total acceptance of LED for channel letters and increasing use of dedicated modules for cabinet lighting, our industry has to look at the long term effects of such a liability free product.

Not So Hidden Fees from Your Local Municipalities - PERMITS
Towns charge permit fees. This is not news to sign companies. But some spiraling permit costs may require a little more review to assure the sign permit fees are not revenue-raising devices. Read on...

What is Driving LED Cabinet Lighting?
What is pushing LEDs into the sign cabinets your business sells? Is it LEEDS, 'going green,' the end user, or you?

Sign Software in Action
Discover how signmakers are using industry specific sign software to raise revenues, increase production - and get creative.

Light Boxes for Retail Display - Saving Dollars with New Technology
Are all retail light boxes created equal? New developments in retail light box technology and demands for more sophisticated and energy efficient merchandising and display products may be signaling the demise of standard light box technology.

It Costs How Much? Determining What It Costs to Sell Your Signs the Right Way.
Pricing your products or services sold is determined first by costing. Do you have any idea of what it costs to sell a sign or banner? For that matter, what does it cost to open the doors to your sign business each day? Pertinent questions that will influence your pricing.

The Many Colors of White LED
The battle for white LEDs is going to be fought application by application and lumen by lumen.

LEDs: 'Channeling' More Opportunities to Sign Makers
Technology advancements continually improve the way sign companies conduct business. One of the segments of the sign industry advancing quickly due to new technology is the electrical sign industry, and specifically, the illuminated channel letter segment.

High Brightness LEDs Shine On
Light Emiting Diodes (LEDs) have distinguished themselves as a highly unique and significant lighting source that has both immediate and far reaching consequences for the sign industry.

The Sign Challenges of a Arctic Canadian Winter
Selkirk Signs teams with TIR Systems to solve the cold hard challenges of signage for Federated Co-op chain of stores.

LED, Fiber and Neon Now: A Perspective from Experience
Educating yourself on the many nuances of LED, fiber optics and neon can help you to develop better solutions, enhance customer service and offer a more intelligent look at options for your clients.

Lighting Up with LEDs
LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) are increasingly playing a larger role in both the architectural and signage market. Over the past few years, more and more LED system providers are offering LED channel lighting products and more are expected to enter this field.

Channel Letter Lighting...To Be LED or Not To Be?
Channel letters fill a need for corporate IDs and building identity programs on the sides of building and have done so for decades. Times are changing and more than filling a need is that the channel letters are now filled in terms of their lighting source.

More On Led Applications & Technology
Do you know just how fast LED technology is changing?

Recognizing LED LightingTechnology for Sign Use
The technology of LED lighting has greatly improved over the last few years and is constantly dropping in price and getting brighter across the spectrum, resulting in new applications for its use in sign illumination and border lighting.

The Basics of Fiber Optics, LED and Neon
A basic summary and history of the evolution of Neon, Fiber Optics and LED

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Setting Schedules: Creating Service Out of Order
Late signs or are your jobs off schedule?


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