A poorly wired sign with water penetration into the circuitry of the sign can and will cause serious damage to your sign along with potential fire hazards to your building or surrounding structures. In contrast, LED lights operate at a much lower voltage and use the direct current or DC voltage as opposed to the high voltage alternating current or AC voltage.
In contrast to HO T12 lights, an LED module has a ten-year lifespan and an LED driver will easily last five or more years. LED light modules are completely sealed and, in most cases, can be submerged in water. The LED module components are small and impervious to vibration damage. Due to the lower voltage DC wiring used to power the LED lights, there is far less dangerous and fewer code requirements. In short, it is simply safer. Most all LED lights are outdoor rated and sealed during the manufacturing process, Sign-Express only uses high-quality IP68 LED light modules to ensure longevity and safety. This means the LEDs will be completely water resistant and there will not be any power run to the existing sign light sockets, those will now serve as merely a pocket to hold your new LED lights during the retrofit. This is a common solution and is very effective in converting existing HO lighted signs to new energy efficient LED lights.
In conclusion, if you are looking at possibly converting an existing sign to energy efficient LED lights or are in the market to purchase a new LED lighted sign cabinet, the decision is simple. The price is not all that more than revamping the sign with HO T12 bulbs and ballasts. The relatively small additional costs are vastly overshadowed by the tremendous costs savings over the next five to ten years of the signs operation. So, if you are on the fence about converting or you just need a complete professional quotation on converting your lighted signs to LED, Sign-Express can help you and your organization.
Sign-Express is a national sign company specializing in LED displays, Lighted signs and existing sign LED retrofits. All our products are tested and designed for extreme weather and longevity. Contact us today for your free consultation and to learn how much you can save with new LED lights. 1-800-888-5051