What Are LED Signs?

What Are LED Signs?

Unraveling the Intricacies of LED Signs

LED Signs - you may also hear them referred to as electronic message centers, digital displays, reader boards, programmable led signs, or simply electronic signs. Regardless of the terminology used, our primary objective is to ensure you're well-informed and confident prior to your acquisition.

Ranging from window signs, double-sided, single-face, wall-mount, window signs to monument models, outdoor digital signs are poised to dramatically amplify your business's visual communication. Although LED signs are technical by nature, identifying an optimal manufacturer and a reliable sign company partner doesn't have to be complicated, particularly with the right insight and research.

Instead of complicating matters with convoluted technical jargon and puzzling specifications - an unfortunate tactic employed by some competitors - we prioritize providing clear, actionable knowledge to aid your decision-making. We aim to empower you, allowing for confident dialogue about our products with your colleagues, board members, local sign company, and more. At Best LED Signs, we simply refer to them as "LED Signs". Let's delve into the critical terms and their importance:

LED (Light Emitting Diode)

LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, offer an ultra-bright, efficient, and effective alternative to conventional incandescent light bulbs. As LEDs lack the burn-out-prone filament found in standard light bulbs, they offer a far more robust and long-lasting solution.

At Best LED Signs, we utilize premium single-bin LEDs, which are meticulously sorted by color value and brightness. This process ensures consistent uniformity across the sign, providing superior, photo-realistic results, setting us apart from many competitors. Additionally, our signs employ higher refresh rate panels, optimizing video playback and movement representation.

Our rigorous calibration process for every sign and digital billboard we produce guarantees consistent color and brightness, end-to-end, and long-lasting vibrancy. This intricate process tunes the entire sign to a level of uniformity that exceeds human perception by 50 times, enabling our signs to age elegantly. Signs that lack this calibration or utilize lower-quality LEDs risk developing a patchy, "quilted" color pattern in just a few months.

LED Sign Diode

 

Matrix

When discussing LED signs, the term 'matrix' arises frequently. It represents the pixel arrangement, specifically the count of pixels in height and width of your sign. Signs with identical exterior dimensions but differing pixel pitches will have unique matrices. For example, a 10mm sign measuring 20"52" will have a matrix of 51 x 132, contrasting a 5mm sign of the same size, which features a matrix of 102 x 264

Pixel Pitch

Pixel pitch is a critical attribute in the realm of digital signs, commonly referenced in terms such as 5mm, 6mm, and 10mm. It essentially defines the sign's resolution, dependent on the distance between each pixel - typically a triad of LEDs, one each of red, green, and blue. This inter-pixel distance is measured in millimeters. Smaller pitches result in LEDs placed more closely, yielding a higher resolution, offering crisper, more lifelike images.

Viewing Angle and Reading Angle

LEDs, the light sources in digital signs, are essentially directional - their output is aimed horizontally towards the observer. Consequently, an LED emits maximum brightness when viewed head-on, which decreases as you move off-center. The specified viewing angle is the point at which LED brightness is halved from its direct-view intensity. All Best LED Signs models offer a minimum horizontal viewing angle of 170 degrees, meaning the LED brightness at 85 degrees off-center is half of its direct-view intensity.

Vertical viewing angles are calculated similarly, although sign louvers are employed to curtail light spillage away from the viewer. Because signs are usually viewed from below, these angles aim to minimize upward-cast light.

Reading angle defines the angle at which your LED sign's message is legible. While it's usually larger than the viewing angle, it's influenced by various factors like lighting conditions and the surrounding environment.

Term Definition
LED Signs Also known as electronic message centers, digital displays, reader boards, or window signs. Used for effective visual communication.
LED Light-emitting diodes that offer an ultra-bright, efficient, and effective alternative to conventional incandescent light bulbs.
Matrix Represents the pixel arrangement - specifically the count of pixels in height and width of the sign.
Pixel Pitch Defines the sign's resolution and is dependent on the distance between each pixel.
Viewing Angle The point at which LED brightness is halved from its direct-view intensity.
Reading Angle The angle at which your LED sign's message is legible.

Applications of LED Signs

In a digitally inclined world, LED signs have emerged as a key communication tool across various sectors due to their versatility, brightness, longevity, and dynamic display capabilities. LED signs from Best LED Signs can display vibrant animations and video clips, offering photo-realistic visuals and fluid movement with higher refresh rate panels.

LED Signs for Businesses: Businesses of all sizes harness the power of LED signs to share important information, showcase products, and announce special promotions. These signs elevate a business's professional image while effectively engaging customers. In the retail sector, for instance, LED signs are indispensable for highlighting sales, presenting new products, and informing customers about business hours. Many businesses take advantage of led window signs and outdoor led signs. You can get a free quote for an LED sign for your business here.

LED Sign For Business

 

LED Church Signs: Similarly, churches have adopted LED signs as an effective way to communicate service times, share inspirational messages, and announce events. The ability to update content easily ensures that congregations always have access to the most current information. The high-resolution and photo-realistic quality of Best LED Signs products make them particularly appealing for these uses. You can get a free quote for an LED sign for your church here.

LED Sign For Church


LED School Signs: Schools are another prime example of an industry that benefits significantly from LED signs. They offer a convenient way to share essential updates, reminders, and motivational messages with students, staff, and the broader school community. Displaying the school's achievements, announcing parent-teacher meeting schedules, or highlighting upcoming events are just a few of the uses for LED school signs. Best LED Signs deliver exceptional clarity and visual appeal, making them the perfect choice for educational institutions aiming to enhance communication and community engagement. You can get a free quote for an LED sign for your school here.

While businesses, churches, and schools represent some common users of LED signs, their applications extend far beyond these industries. From government offices to healthcare facilities, and from sports arenas to event venues - LED signs are making their mark everywhere, enhancing communication and engagement with their vibrant and dynamic displays.

To learn more please visit the blogs below or our blog page:

  1. Illuminating Success: The Impressive Power of LED Window Signs for Your Business
  2. Top 9 Questions About LED Signs: The Ultimate Guide
  3. Why You Need A Programmable LED Sign
  4. Programmable LED Signs: The Best Investment for Small Businesses
  5. Why Are LED Signs So Expensive

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Ron Gither

Ron Gither

Ron Gither is the visionary force behind Best LED Signs. With over a decade of industry experience, Ron has dedicated his career to understanding the transformative potential of LED signs on small businesses and local communities. Prior to establishing Best LED Signs, Ron served as the Regional Sales Director for the southern United States, where he identified a need for change in the industry. Disheartened by inflated pricing and subpar products, Ron, along with his wife Maria, founded Best LED Signs in 2019, with a mission to make quality LED signage accessible and affordable. Today, their business continues to empower numerous organizations, helping them tap into the benefits of LED sign technology and drive substantial growth.

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