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LED Sign and Lighting Technology: A Good Investment

December 28, 2021
John Wachniak

We’ve seen an increase in the number of businesses retrofitting neon signs with LED lights. Others are integrating LED digital signage, otherwise known as electronic message centers, into their traditional signage. These LED retrofits are unsurprising as there are several cost and attention-grabbing benefits. Here are some of the most significant advantages a business owner will gain from investing in LED lighting technology.

LED Signage Is Long-Lasting and Energy Efficient

LEDs are electrical workhorses known for their longevity and energy efficiency and for creating brighter light than their incandescent, fluorescent and neon cousins. That means they deliver a clearer message with less maintenance.

Helpful Fact: LEDs can use up to 90% less energy and last 50 times longer than standard incandescent bulbs.

Savvy business owners know that longer-lasting LED light fixtures and less maintenance means saving money. After all, less energy means a lower energy bill and potentially even energy-saving rebates. The longevity of LED lighting also means you'll be buying fewer replacements over the years.

To learn more about how LED retrofits can benefit your business' budget, read this blog.


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LED Bulbs Offer Vibrant and Colorful Light to Attract Attention to Your Business

Consider the creative control you can get using LEDs for business signs. Brands can be represented to a nearly exact color match. LEDs are thin and easy to integrate into various designs and sign styles. This means a wide variety of existing signage can be updated with LED lighting to send a bright, crisp, clear message from far distances in all degrees of visibility. They’re tiny powerhouses of luminosity! These are pretty attractive qualities for business owners who want their brand to stand out in the crowded marketplace.

By definition, LEDs are two electrodes of a semiconductor material through which electrons move and emit light in the process. Depending on the materials used in the LED construction, the light emitted can be any color on the visible spectrum.

Interested in learning more about LED lighting options to add to your existing signage? Read this blog.

LED Digital Signage Systems Allow For High-Resolution Messages

Digital display signage

Electronic message centers (EMCs) also rely upon LED technology. The EMC is quickly becoming a popular alternative to traditional signage. No matter the brand or the location, message centers allow a business to customize and change the message to fit an audience, a season or accommodate frequently changing retail text.

Audiences viewing the sign from a distance or in fast-moving vehicles have little time to decipher a message, so you’ll want to be sure you have the correct resolution for the location of your EMC signage. LED signage resolution is determined by the concentration of points of LED light. As with other devices that rely upon resolution, such as computer screens, handheld devices, and printers, the higher the resolution, the clearer and more detailed the image or message. Our expert sign designers will help create a sign for your business with the right resolution and messaging in a font size large enough for your location.

Depending on the size and resolution of your LED digital signage, you can promote your brand with detailed messaging, high-quality images, and even video. These LED signs attract a lot of attention and offer tons of possibilities.

Read this blog for a list of display advertising ideas for industries such as schools, churches, retail, healthcare, entertainment, hospitality, and municipalities.

The 5 Main Benefits of LED Retrofits

Digital signage systems and LED lights for businesses offer the following benefits:

  • Customizable creative control in branding and advertising
  • Increased visibility
  • Energy savings
  • Longer-lasting hardwear
  • Reduced maintenance

Do you want to know more about the process of getting a new LED sign? Download our helpful guide! It will walk you through the steps of design, manufacturing, and installation of new business signage.

Have a question about lighting technology or LED signage? Contact our signs and lighting department today or give us a call at (262) 781-1500.


John Wachniak brings over 20 years of industry experience to Lemberg sign and lighting. Our team of award-winning professional designers, project managers and technicians create innovative and custom business signs and lighting solutions that make lasting impressions. Call (262) 781-1500 or click here to request a quote today and let us exceed your expectations. Also, if you’re looking for an outstanding opportunity in a growing business, please give us a call.