LED Face Illuminated Letters
What is a Face illumination?
LED Face illumination is when the LED’s are placed on a back tray inside a built up letter and illuminate onto the inside face of the built up letter making the face only illuminate.
What colour illumination can I have?
There is a basic range of LED colours like white, red, blue, green and amber but you can achieve almost any colours by using acrylic faces or covering them in a translucent film.
I have heard that LED’s have an uneven illumination, is this true?
When face illuminating you have to be aware of a few different factors that can cause undesirable results. LED’s if used in the incorrect environment can cause spotting but there are a few simple rules you can follow to avoid problems and they are as follows:
1.Try to avoid illumination onto dark surfaces like dark browns, purples or black etc… these colours absorb light causing very little illumination.
2.Avoid shallow returns, the smaller the distance from the LED’s the face the higher the risk of spotting, we would recommend 100mm returns unless you’re using our new diffusing LED which we have just launched in 2010.
Are they Expensive?
The initial cost of LED’s is improving and is without a doubt the most common used lighting source in the signage industry, the initial cost may seem slightly more than expected but the costs are normally recovered in 3 years via electricity as the LED’s only need 12 volts to run.
Is this product environmentally friendly?
LED’s are without a doubt the future for lighting technology due to the environmentally friendly nature of the product, with no waste emissions and low energy cost this is a top green product.
Can I plug LED’s into the mains supply?
No you can’t, LED’s need a transformer to convert your 240v power to the 12v required to run the LED’s, if you do connect the LED’s to the mains supply you will fry the LED’s and damage them beyond repair.
Can you use LED’s on the back of flat cut letters?
You can but this is not advised because you can’t hide the cables, the light will spot as there is no distance for it to bounce and reflect and if outside will be exposed to direct rain, although LED’s are moister resistant they are not designed to be soaked in water.
For more advise on the application of LED’s please don’t hesitate to contact one of our experienced sales team.