Lighted Channel letters Orange County
A channel letter sign can be made of many differant materials . Aluminum is the most used material, acrylic, PVC, wood, stone custom-made metal or plastic letters can be used in exterior and interior signage in and around public, office, retail, and commercial buildings and monument signage. More often then not, for energy efficient purposes, they will be internally lighted with low voltage LED lights. Non-lighted three dimensional letters are not considered channel letters, they are normally referred too as three dimensional letters or 3D letters, and are constructed of some type of flat substrate such as acrylic or expanded foam products.
The average cost of lighted channel Letter signs, depends on the size of the letter. Most shopping centers on the average allow around 18" letters. An 18" letter with installation will average about $150.00 to $200.00 per letter. Depending on the type of wall, the height of the building, and the ease of access to the installation location.
The typical applications are face lighted, halo lighted, back-lit, or also called reverse lit or lighted, or a combination of both. The most used type of channel letter would be an aluminum channel with acrylic or polycarbonite face on the front, or face lighted. In some instances, all acrylic or polycarbonite can be used to light the faces and returns. Also can be halo lighted as well.
Lighted Channel letters are constructed with five main componants. The face of the letter. The sides, edges, or returns of the letter. The trim cap to attach the face to the sides of the letter. The backing of the letter attached to the returns. The lighting more often then not will be LED lights, which will be internally placed inside the letter.
Channel letters are normally mounted or installed flush to the building facade. Where no access is available, they are mounted on a aluminum raceway , also called a wireway, or backer panel. Which serves as a hallow area to mount the power supply and hide the wiring. Each letter should be attached individually with a minumum of 3 attachments, screws or bolts per letter.