LED is a “light emitting diode”. RGB stands for red green and blue.
A RGB LED combines the products of these colors to produce over 16 million color combinations.
A Common RGB LED
A typical RGB LED is of 5mm. It has four pins. 3 pins belong to each of the colors (red, green and blue) and one for the cathode. Cathode can be identified by the largest pin. The uses of RGB LED are endless. They can be used as indicators and pulse width modulators to get a hybrid effect of all three colors.
Use of RGB LED In Sign Industry
The use of RGB LED in sign industry is getting more and more popular. This is due to the fact that RGB LED are cheaper as compared to neon lights. They are also cost efficient as compared to normal lights. Using RGB LED lowers your electricity consumption.
A common RGB LED sign advertisement board is a myriad combination of thousands of LEDs. All of them create a bombastic effect on the target audience.
Another interesting fact of using LED in sign industry is that they do not attract insets. Many lights are UV in nature which helps insects to navigate and select mates. LEDs do not have UV lights and this reduces the overall percentage of attracted insects. Overall, the results of RGB LED are mind grasping in nature.
Changing of Color
Humans are visual oriented creatures. This means that more people will react to a visual display than any other mode of communication.
Let’s say you are a businessman with your own product. How will you advertise it and make its impact onto the lives of other people?
Naturally, you would want to create a creative signboard which would influence your customers.
The use of RGB LEDs provides you the option to change colors inside a sign. A signboard displaying a variety of colors will look distinguished from the rest of the signboards.
A hue range is from 0 – 360. Both extremes contain red while the middle colors are yellow, green and blue.
NOTE: It is important to know that the maximum value of an eight-bit number is 255. So, all the range of 16 million colors is not possible. Only those colors can be displayed which are available between the entry points of 0 and 255. In addition to hue, brightness of LEDs is controlled separately.
There are software with devices inside the market which convert hue of each led separately. On the advertising board, change your LED. Design your own catchphrases and attract what you want to attract.
Making The Signboards Even Better
You can perform the following acts to make the working of RGB LED signboards even better.
Add a potentiometer. This will change the color of the LEDs, depending upon the turning of potentiometer.
Use LDR – light dependent resistors (resistors which decrease their resistance with increase of light intensity). Use the LDR to make RGB LED depend upon them.
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We live in an age of corporate culture, where everybody dreams about becoming a millionaire with his/her own brand.
To make your business lucrative, you need to focus on advertisement. It is the secret weapon which either makes or breaks your business.
What Should Be Your Preferred Form of Advertisement?
Well…There are many ways to advertise. But we’ll focus upon metallic signs.
Signage industry has existed well beyond internet. To attract attention of people, different materials have been used to carve things and to draw images.
Why Metal Signs?
There are many materials which could be used in sign industry. Recently, the trend of glass signs with bombastic LEDs is gaining fame but since these are not metals, they are not durable.
Talking about signs with lightening effects, they are cool till lights fail to last for a long time and individual pieces stat getting fused.
Now, some parts of your sign would be lit while some would be partially off, creating a bad impression that you are not serious about your marketing campaign.
2. Long Lasting in Nature
Metals are long lasting. Once you spend a finite amount, you are guaranteed to have a means of effective marketing.
Even if they are in a public place such as a parking lot, residential society or fitness centers, a vehicle accident will not affect the durability of your metallic board.
3. Cost Effective
In the long run, metallic boards are cheap. You are not investing on electricity and LEDs, you are just paying for an advertisement on a piece of metal, which will not break down easily.
In areas which has lots of traffic, mountains and constant rainfall, it is very important that you convey information to people. Yet, if you go for non-metallic options you’ll have problems like your LED would not work efficiently in the day. In case of rainfall, your sign can get damaged.
Signs made with Aluminum are resistant to rust. Also, metals are sturdy. Rain, tough weather – nothing affects them. Whether it be day or night, you get a uniform visibility.
Metallic signs are very popular because of innovation. You can design your sign according to your needs. You get to pick your material, the height and thickness of the sign.
In the end, you will get charged for what you ordered as opposed to paying a static fee for LED natured signs. You have fewer options of enhancements with electric signs and you get to pay a generic fee.
A metal backer panel may be used to print custom vinyl graphics. This makes it easy to imprint a logo on metallic surface. Another thing about metallic signs is that you get to transform them into interesting shapes.
Why go for squares and rectangles when you can have a custom-made sphere for your hotel or a hyperbola attracting attention of general public for your political campaign?
Imagination is endless when it comes to metallic signs.
Why limit the base of your potential customers by only being visible during your daylight hours? Reflective metal signs allow your business to be seen throughout the days. But if you are not satisfied with the existing one, just changes it to make more impressive and effective to attract more customers.
The culprit is here your color choice of facing that lacks the brightness and visibility in dark. Dark colors like green, black, blue, deep brown etc are not as bright as the colors like orange, yellow, white etc. If you are looking for a gold standard for the signage night visibility, white is best certainly. But business owners believe that the white color is not best to meet the need of the color palate of the corporate world. They generally choose a darker tone, especially for branding.
But this is not just the right solution but there are some solutions, which are more effective than that:
Two-tone bright facings
If your brand color is darker blue or hunter green but you are not very fond of the white color and need the visibility after-dark that comes with white façade, do little compromise. Just adjust the faces of channel letter with the edges of white and keep the darker tone as it is it. The illumination will shine brightly around limited emanation of the light from the centers of the letters.
Overlays of perforated vinyl
For the fonts of channel letter, you can adapt the functionality of vinyl overlays. Have it with 70/30 ration that means the 30% of the surface of the film contains perforations with the presence of your desired color that allows the LED to shine during night time also.
Another configuration is darker vinyl color over the lighter acrylic to make your letter more visible. The darker vinyl covered face is a more satisfying option actually. Reveal letter configuration is also popular today for the purpose where the technicians combined light colored acrylic face and slightly smaller size dark color vinyl overlays.
White LED is the most common choice to bring the best of visibility but you can do little more experiment with the amplification of some other colors. It can add some vibrancy to your dark color display. Add more LEDs to the bigger letters if you are worried about the sheer signage size.
Combination of backlit and front
If you have the facility to choose the option of halo illumination, you can go with a perfect combination set up. Make a lighter backlight and combined if it with brighter wordings or add bright colors to your lettering fronts. This set up can give you the desired visibility at night.
Color aficionado is another smart technique for you if you don’t want to compromise with the corporate palate of colors. The choice of sub return can place a letter within another letter. This combination can give an amazing visibility result in dark.
Customization of color and experiment with light are the keys here that most of the businesses prefer to have to improve the signage visibility in dark.
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