Upgrade to LED Sign Lighting


Is your sign lighting in need of an upgrade?  Is it too dim, too costly, or needs bulbs replaced too often?  Since you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression, your business signage should be bright and attractive.  Switching to LED (Light Emitting Diodes) is one of the best ways to upgrade your sign lighting.  Below we point out many of the advantages of LED sign lighting:

LED technology is brighter than fluorescent and neon lighting.  LEDs have more lumens per watt than fluorescent or neon lighting and therefore provide clear, brighter and vivid illumination.  If you want your sign to stand out and attract the attention of potential customers, upgrading to LED is an easy solution.

LED lighting is cost and energy efficient.   A close look at the true cost of LEDs shows that they use 80 percent less energy than traditional light sources, which can save your business thousands of dollars in reduced wattage each year.  In some cases, the cost of upgrading to LEDs can be recouped in as little as one year. 

As a result of being energy efficient, LEDs have a long lifespan.  In fact, LEDs can last 50,000 to 100,000 hours.  Compare that to the shorter lifespans of neon ( about 10,000 on average) and fluorescent (about 20,000 hours on average), and it’s evident that choosing LEDs for your sign is the best option for longevity.  Plus, the longer you own your sign, the more you spread the cost of an LED upgrade out over time.

Because LEDs have great longevity, they are low maintenance.  Very little maintenance is needed to keep your LED sign illuminated.  LED bulbs don’t burn out as often as incandescent, neon and fluorescent bulbs do, therefore you won’t be spending time and money replacing them.  Ease of maintenance is definitely one of the biggest advantages—allowing you to focus on other areas of your business. 

Another advantage of LEDs that you might not think about is how durable and reliable they are.    LEDs don’t have a bulb that easily cracks or breaks.  They are SSLs (Solid State Lights) and therefore contain no gasses or other compounds.  They also do not contain glass and have a protective coating over the diode, leaving them with minimal breakable materials.  LEDs also prove to operate well under extreme temperatures.  If your sign is also weather-resistant and UL/cUL-rated, your sign will perform and last for years to come.

In today’s world, energy savings and renewable energy are important in contributing to environmental sustainability.  LED lights powered by renewable energy may reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lower the use of fossil fuels.  And since LEDs do not contain harmful chemicals like neon and fluorescent bulbs do, 95 percent of them can be recycled at the end of their life.  Additionally, since LEDs run on lower voltage, they are less likely to catch on fire and cause environmental damage.  For all of these reasons, companies can choose LEDs and meet the growing demand for more sustainable business practices.

Finally, a benefit of LED sign lighting is that there are many types available from which to choose.  LED Neon Lighting is a type of LED lighting that mimics traditional neon lighting.  LED Strip Lighting is highly versatile and consists of a strip of LED lights mounted on a flexible circuit board.  LED Backlit Lighting is a type of LED used to light the back of a sign, creating a halo effect around graphics or lettering.  And LED Edge Lighting is used to illuminate the edges of a sign, creating a glow effect around graphics or lettering.  Whatever option you use, LEDs allow for versatility and creativity. 


Investing in high-quality LED technology for your outdoor sign lighting brings many benefits to your business.  LED sign lighting is an excellent choice for companies looking to promote their business while reaping the benefits of lower costs, increased energy efficiency, long lifespan, durability, low maintenance and environmental sustainability. If you’re ready to upgrade your business sign lighting, or just have questions and need guidance on how to improve your sign lighting, contact Trademark Electric, Inc. today and we would be happy to offer our expertise.