When you are considering lighting updates and improvements today there’s one word that immediately comes to mind: LEDs. Whether it’s time to replace or retrofit existing signage and graphics fixtures, LEDs are the perfect starting point.
With significant improvements in drivers, dimmers, and new form factors, LED lighting has taken over the center stage. This increase in performance—with a decrease in prices—makes LEDs the place smart facilities managers look first.
LED Retrofits & Replacements Save Money in Signage & Backlit Graphics
Better energy efficiency and reduced maintenance promise across-the-board cost savings. And while overhead lighting is the obvious first choice, the potential savings in signage LED retrofits and LED replacements is signficant.
Imagine your lit cabinet sign maintenance and energy costs slashed by 70% or more. Think about saving thousands of dollars in energy costs, service calls and tube replacements.
There are multiple fluorescent tube options—some new LED lights even mimic the same tube shape, and mount in the same manner. These do range in price widely; this depends on factors that might not be apparent beyond simple brand recognition. However, while offering many of the general LED light advantages, the tube-shaped LEDs will not eliminate the uneven light issue that is common in fluorescent tube fixtures.
One LED option that improves on this is light panel. These are often the best, most economical method of upgrading backlit signs, graphics, cabinets and lightboxes that rely on fluorescent tubes for illumination.
LED light panels consume less power, require less maintenance, perform better, and last far longer than neon or fluorescent options.
Thin, flat light panels offer edge-to-edge lighting. This eliminates the hot spots of fluorescent tubes or LED tube replacements. The long-lasting (50,000+ hour) bright, even light from a light panel looks great from edge-to-edge, uses less electricity, and doesn’t require constant maintenance.
As retrofits, LED panels aren’t limited to tube and ballast dimensions. Replace the illumination in your backlit signs and upgrade to state-of-the art LED solution!
LED lights running approximately 10 hours per day can last a decade. Outside of occasional inspections, maintenance costs for your backlit cabinet and box lighting system could be reduced to zero over 10 years! LED panels are solid-state devices, with no fragile glass tubes or filaments to worry about, and can shine brightly the entire time.
The appeal of custom-made LED light panels is obvious: they’re surprisingly versatile and easily configured to existing lightbox and cabinet housings. With custom dimensions and multiple methods of attachment a retrofit can be easier than a full replacement. There’s no need for costly new full-scale sign cabinet or light box. And you can say goodbye to costly hours replacing burned out tubes and ballasts.
The cost savings of the LED panel option is significant, and the LED benefits quickly outshine fluorescents. Not only do fluorescents have comparatively high energy consumption, short operating life, and temperature limitations, but are claassified as a hazardous waste material (from mercury and phosphor). This combines reducing enviromental impact with a reduction in overall costs. Again, LEDs are the clear winner.
The typical payback could be less than three years with energy savings of at least 50%, lifespan doubled, and maintenance costs slashed. When overall quality of illumination is factored in, the advantages of LED lighting are clear, for projects both inside and out.
Our expert engineers will work with you for a perfect upgrade solution to retrofit your backlit cabinet signage with LED illumination.
Retrofits can be fairly straightforward, but do require a UL-Listed sign shop for customization, and the use of UL-recognized components. This also points to finding an experienced supplier/manufacturer like ImagiLux to partner with you to ensure a successful project in terms of budget, timelines and performance.
Don’t waste any more time, energy or money living in the past. Give us a call today. Our expert engineers can create a modern solution to replace or retrofit your existing fixtures with ImagiLux custom LED panels.
For any lit signage and cabinet lighting—inside our out—the edge-to-edge, bright and even lighting of Imagilux saves dollars and makes sense.
The cost savings of the LED panel option is significant, as the benefits quickly add up:
- Custom-made panels are adaptable to existing housings—no need for costly full replacements.
- Long-life LED panels have 50,000 hour usable lifespans—eliminating tedious hours of time spent replacing burned out tubes and ballasts.
- Highly-energy efficient LED panels use dramatically less electricity—ensuring rapid ROI.
- Bright, even light without unsightly hotspots and dark areas makes a dramatic visible improvement.
Contact us for a custom LED panel quote, or if you have any questions on a retrofit project you have in mind. We understand that each scenario is unique. Let us help you with yours.
Be sure to check out some of the project photos to give you an ideas of the range projects we’ve worked on.