Remember that business that was missing half of its building sign’s illumination? The darkened spots took away from the company’s ability to market and brand the venue effectively. Also, wayfinding capabilities were lost. In some cases, the entire sign goes dark. Then, there is the company with the yellowed lighting that just looks off. This does not have to be you. Let us help you replace illuminated signs with energy efficient lighting in Chicago.
Who is a Good Candidate for a Retrofit?
Your company has a double-sided pylon sign that greets motorists in place of a monument marker. Bright illumination is a necessity for adequate wayfinding. Of course, you might also have a single-sided cabinet sign that presents your corporate details on the facade. In the same way, the light needs to shine brightly through the facing. In fact, even business owners with channel letter signs benefit from this process. In short, if you do not have LEDs as your light sources, you are an ideal candidate for a retrofit.
Why Invest in the Retrofit?
The answer is short: to save money and for the good looks.
- Longer-lasting illumination. LEDs can outlast conventional light sources by about 25 times. Think of how many service calls this will save you. More importantly, consider the decrease in any possible downtime you will experience.
- Energy savings. The bulbs that were previously standard for use in signage cost plenty of money to operate. Experience savings of up to 80 percent in energy costs with the installation and use of LEDs. With these types of savings, you can keep the sign’s lighting turned on all day.
- Protecting the sign. LEDs emit less heat than other light sources. As a result, the polycarbonate or acrylic facings of your illuminated signs do not experience the constant cycle of heating up significantly and then cooling down. This, in turn, protects the material from turning brittle and yellowing. It also keeps any vinyl overlays looking sharp for longer.
How Does It Work?
You keep your sign. Even if you did not buy it from us, we can still retrofit it. We start with a site survey. At that time, we ensure that the sign is in good working condition and will have a sufficient lifespan ahead to make the retrofit worth your while. Next, we help you think through the level of illumination that you want to see. This process determines the number of LEDs we use.
We will keep as much of your current setup as possible. For example, you may not necessarily have to replace the ballast at this time. That said, if you want to go for the gusto, we can most certainly accommodate you. Next, we perform the work according to your specifications. As you replace illuminated signs with energy efficient lighting in Chicago, you will notice the difference in your venue’s overall appearance.
Lights will be brighter. Your brand colors look bolder than before. Customers are sure to notice, too. If you are switching out multiple signage lights, your entire property will look more illuminated. In fact, find out today what your options are. Discuss your plans with our expert! We gladly assist you in and around the Chicago area or nationwide.