Driving or walking through the streets at night we inevitably come across the different light glows at the top of huge buildings as we bask in their glow. One always wonders at these lights, how they are used and what are they made of?
Let us let the cat out of the bag and understand the different lights that are used for advertising. Those flashy lights are not all the same. There are many types of channel letter signs:
Front Lit Letter Signs
Front lit is used more often and is the most common channel letter type. It is apparent from the name that such signs emit light from the front of the letters. The shopping malls and plazas use such lights. Front lit letters are either raceway or flush mounted. Aluminum is used on the back and sides of the dimensional letter, with the interior illumination of LED’s or neon. The sign face is fashioned from polycarbonate with plastic trim caps or metal retainers to hold up the sign face. The lightening up of the front face has earned it the name “front light channel letter.”
Halo Lit Channel Letter Signs
Sometimes reverse channel letter is used to describe the halo lit channel letters. These are mostly used when a more refined look is required. Spacers are installed to maintain a wedge between the rear of the letters and the mounting surface so that light can exit through the end of the letters and reflect on the wall. This gives off a halo effect. Since the letters are constructed with their open side facing backward, they are called reverse channel letters.
The halo lit channel letter signs are constructed using:
Posted by Randy Blakeslee- GetnSocial
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