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Why Upgrade Your Sign Lighting to LED?


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Why Upgrade Your Sign Lighting to LED? 

Outdoor signage is an essential part of being able to promote your business in an effective and economical way. Business owners have been using fluorescent sign lighting for many years but recently, business owners have been making the switch over to LED signage lighting.

Outdoor LED signage lighting is a more effective and efficient alternative to using fluorescent and neon signage lighting. LEDs are suitable for a variety of different commercial applications. LEDs not only provide a brighter output of light but, they are more energy efficient and can reduce your energy consumption dramatically. Here are some of the many reason you need to upgrade to LED lighting for your business sign lighting:


Outdoor LED signage lights are much brighter than other signage lighting options such as fluorescent and neon lighting. LEDs have more lumens per watt, which creates a bright, crisp, clear illumination that can be easily noticed from a distance.

Outdoor business signs should be able to be read easily from people who are driving by. They should be able to clearly read the sign from a distance. LEDs put off an illumination that makes your sign eye-catching to grab customer’s attention and urge them to check out your business.

Cost Efficient

While LED signage lighting may cost more in the up-front cost, in the long term, they can save you thousands of dollars per year in wattage reduction, service calls and bulb replacement. Since LEDs last much longer than fluorescents and neons, there are fewer maintenance and material costs.

They also use less energy, so your annual power cost can be reduced by as much as 80%. In some cases, payback on LED lighting can be reached in as little a one year.   

Long Life

Energy efficiency is just one benefit of LED signage lighting, for they also have a much longer lifespan than both fluorescent and neon signage lighting.  

LED light bulbs have been proven to last, on average, for up to 50,000 hours. Depending on how many hours per day the bulbs are in use, they can last for 5 – 10 plus years. This is in contrast to the shorter lifespans of fluorescent and neon bulbs, which only, on average, last for 14,000 hours.

Environmentally Friendly

Unlike fluorescent and neon sign lighting, LEDs do not contain mercury, a dangerous substance that is harmful to the environment.  

 LEDs also do not emit any light in the non-visible light spectrum (UV). UV light can cause for eye strain and eye fatigue.


LED signage lights are very durable, as they can withstand jamming and bumping. Whereas, fluorescent and neon signage lights are very fragile. The glass can be easily broken.

Fluorescent and neon lights operate best around room temperature. At much lower or higher temperatures, their efficiency decreases, which can cause issues since they are being used for outdoor signage lighting.  LED lights are able to withstand and operate in extreme temperatures and harsh conditions.  

So, if you are wanting your business to be seen and your customers to remember your brand, make the switch to LED signage lighting.

Ready to upgrade to LED lighting? HTM Lighting Solutions can help.  

HTM Lighting Solutions offers a variety of LED gooseneck lighting, LED premium linear lighting, LED tube replacements, LED corn lights for sign retrofits and more.  With more than 8 years of experience, they’ll be sure to point you in the right direction, to make you outdoor sign shine!

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