Sign & Digital Graphics

January '19

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S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S • January 2019 • 15 most often, they'll expect a professional, attention-getting finished product. This is where halo-lit channel letters can make for a strong solution. As a summary, halo-lit or backlit chan- nel letters, are illuminated from behind the letter to give off a "glowing" appear- ance. These are popular among users because of their refined look that does not overwhelm the viewer with light. As Dan Parks, southeast sales repre- sentative for Principal LED, describes it, "They stand out from many signs out there due to the sharp contrast of the bright backlighting with the dark chan- nel letters at night." Finding A Place There are instances when halo-lit channel letters are preferred, and there are situations when this type of light- ing is required. For instance, Parks says that, "many municipalities will only allow halo-lit letters." Such is the case with Davis, California which states in its city's sign regula- Choosing the right background, LED source and letters are critical to the effectiveness of a halo-lit letter project. (Image courtesy of SloanLED) Stainless steel is one letter option for halo- lit letters, produced in a wide range of sizes from 6" to 36" high. (Image courtesy of Gemini Sign Products) Luxe Precision LED Display Letters are designed to provide a power- ful letter solution for experimental design. (Image courtesy of Gemini Sign Products)

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