The undisputed Corvette of the lobby sign is the one that features stylish illumination. It is fair to say that these types of lobby signs offer more impact than just about any other type of interior signage solution. What should you know when you are thinking of investing in edge-lit lobby signs in Orange County, CA?
The Difference between Back-Lit and Edge-Lit Lobby Signs
The standard back-lit sign can look like a lightbox cabinet that is scaled down for interior use. It typically involves an aluminum frame with a colorfully imprinted polycarbonate front. LEDs illuminate the colorful portion of the sign from behind, which results in a stunning color play.
In contrast, edge-lit lobby signs are LED-lit interior signs that show your company’s brand and logo illuminated. Doing so does not involve the use of imprinted vinyl overlays but rather light from the custom-installed top and bottom rails that flood the material’s surfaces.
This design results in a product with targeted illumination. Some clients love the idea of having the LEDs create lighting from around the exterior edge of the sign. Others prefer that the lighting encompasses specific style elements such as a logo graphic.
Case Study: Safran Impresses with an Edge-Lit Lobby Sign
Located at 1733 Alton Parkway in Irvine, this company serves the security, aerospace, and land defense sectors with optronics for all operations types. To underscore its thought leadership in the niche, the company’s management team wanted a sign that was out of this world.
Our team responded by designing a product that features a logo we laser-cut into an acrylic panel. Next, our technicians matched LED colors to the firm’s brand tones. By hiding the lighting hardware in the top and bottom parts of the mounting structure, the LEDs are out of sight, which results in a crisp, clean presentation of the company’s corporate persona.
Case Study: Applied Financial Planning Gets Attention with an Edge-Lit Lobby Sign
You find these financial planners at 100 Pacifica in Suite 400 in Irvine. The company needed a reception area sign that would underscore its innovative approach to financial planning. Therefore, the management team asked our sign shop to design, produce, and install an engraved logo lighted sign with edge-lit illumination.
Once again, we started with a large acrylic piece that we treated with two aluminum U-channels at the bottom and top. These channels hide the LEDs that guide the illumination to focus on the center of the sign itself. After engraving the acrylic, the lighting results in deflection that presents a unique glow.
What Would Your Reception Area and Conference Room Look Like with Edge-Lit Lobby Signs in Orange County, CA?
Custom edge-lit signs are the next evolution of reception area signage. We typically use 3/8-inch clear acrylic with a maximum size of 23-inches by 72-inches with logo and letters etched into the material. Our technicians mount the product using a top and bottom rail channel that houses the LEDs.
It would help if you had electrical wiring pre-installed into the wall with a power supply housed in a box accessible for service. This would be best placed above a ceiling tile or an adjacent cabinet. An optional switch can be part of the wiring.
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