LED Illuminated Signs: Illuminated Signs Move from Incandescent to the Future
As we’ve discussed in previous articles, Illuminated Signs have been around since the 1920s and originally relied on incandescent light bulbs to draw consumers’ attention. Eventually illuminated signs began to incorporate neon-lettering, which made the signs pop to potential customers but didn’t drop the price of signs for business owners nor make the lighting mechanisms easier to change.
In 1972 illumination was changed forever. Building on work started in the 1960s, M. George Craford of Monsanto combined two Gallium Phosphide chips, one red and one green, to create LEDs that emitted a pale yellow light, eventually leading Monsanto to be one of the first companies to produce LED lights on a large scale and for mass consumption.
LED lights use much less energy, up to 80% less, and last up to 25 times longer, making LED a much more cost effective and efficient way of illuminating signs. In addition, LED signs can be made into a wide range of sizes, shapes and styles, making them a great option for promoting any business.
For over 100 years, Stout has been creating illuminated signs for a wide range of businesses, from retail to convenience store. Whether you need a halo lit bottle cap sign or an exterior illuminated box sign, Stout has you covered.
If you’re looking to make your brand pop, contact Stout to create your illuminated sign.