Sign & Digital Graphics

April '20

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2 2 • A P R I L 2 0 2 0 • S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S One overarching element that has been improved through the advancement of LED technology remains quality. "Since displays being installed now are high resolu- tion images, they are a lot clearer and less pixelated than what we saw 10 years ago," states Salitrero. "Plus, the color processing is a lot more advanced as well, allowing for better color output and quicker refresh rates." A s t e c h n o l o g y h a s increased, LED signs have been designed to produce more with less. "Today's LED mod- ules are also significantly brighter than earlier systems, which again reduces the num- ber of modules needed for a given sign," says Picot. "Optical advancements have enabled more even light distribution, mean- ing less modules are required to light a sign than early LED systems." As consumers, we often associate quality with price. For instance, you'll likely pay more for a new, leather recliner then you would for a folding chair. The theory of supply and demand is also relevant when looking at how the product is being used. In the case of LEDs, quality has continued to increase as costs have been driven down. "The last several years has been a race to the bottom on price," Riley says. "It has been tough on manufacturers, especially the ones that have taken the steps to keep their products at a higher quality. As far as modules in the sign industry, I believe they This 6mm marquee installation was completed by a Vantage LED dealer partner in Macon, Georgia. Courtesy of Vantage LED. Products such as the SignHero and Corn Cob from Keystone Technologies are available to help sign shops quickly transi- tion to LEDs from other lighting sources. Courtesy of Keystone Technologies. One overarching element that has been improved through the advancement of LED technology remains quality.

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