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A lightbox signage, also known as an illuminated sign or a backlit sign, is a type of signage that uses internal lighting to enhance visibility and attract attention. It typically consists of a translucent panel or box with a graphic or message displayed on the front surface. The lighting source is positioned behind the graphic, illuminating it from within.
The light source is usually fluorescent tubes or LED lights that provide even and consistent illumination across the entire sign. The graphic or message can be printed on a transparent material, such as acrylic or a specialized light box film, which allows the light to pass through and illuminate the design. Alternatively, the graphic can be printed on an opaque material with cut-out sections that allow the light to shine through specific areas, creating a more dramatic effect.
Light box signage is commonly used for outdoor advertising, storefronts, trade shows, and other promotional purposes. The illuminated nature of these signs makes them highly visible, especially in low-light or nighttime conditions. They are effective in grabbing the attention of passersby and can make a business or brand stand out in a crowded environment.
Light box signage offers several advantages, including:
Increased visibility: The illuminated design ensures that the sign is visible day and night, making it more effective in attracting attention.
Enhanced brand image: The use of light adds a vibrant and professional touch to the signage, enhancing the overall brand image and making it more memorable.
Versatility: Lightbox signs can be customized to fit various sizes and shapes, allowing for flexibility in design and placement.
Energy-efficient: LED lights, which are commonly used in modern lightbox signage, are energy-efficient and have a longer lifespan compared to traditional fluorescent lighting.
Overall, lightbox signage is a popular choice for businesses and organizations looking to create eye-catching and visually appealing signs that can effectively convey their message to a wide audience.
Here are some common applications of lightbox signage:
- Retail & storefronts:
Lightbox signage is extensively used by retail businesses, including shops, boutiques, malls, and supermarkets. It helps in attracting customers by displaying vibrant and eye-catching signs that promote brands, products, or special offers. These signs are typically placed in windows or mounted on building facades. If you plan to install one facing the main roads, within any public streets, above roof or facing other residential buildings, it is best to check the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) guidelines. On certain signage that require approval to meet the sign display of BCA requirements, we do submit applications with detailed drawing on behalf of clients.
- Restaurants & cafes:
Lightbox signage is commonly used by restaurants, cafes, and food establishments to showcase their menus, specials, or promotions. Backlit menu boards or illuminated signs placed inside or outside the premises can grab the attention of passersby and entice them to visit. This would show an undeniably huge contrast as compared to a food shopfront with no branding done at all.
- Trade shows & exhibitions:
Lightbox signage is popular in trade shows, exhibitions, and conferences. It is used to create visually appealing and informative displays that highlight products, services, or company branding. The illuminated signs help exhibitors stand out in a crowded event and attract potential customers.
- Transportation advertising:
Notice the bus and train stations all over the world having lighted signs everywhere? This is no different for our local SMRT stations, with Singapore utilising lightbox signage as a way of transportation advertising, such as at bus stops, train stations and airports. Illuminated signs can display advertisements, directions, or information, making them visible even in low-light conditions and enhancing their impact.
- Real estate signage:
Lightbox sign is used by real estate agencies to promote properties for sale or rent. These signs are placed on property exteriors, showcasing essential details and contact information. Illumination ensures visibility at any time of the day, attracting potential buyers or tenants.
- Wayfinding & directional signage:
Light box sign can be employed for wayfinding purposes in large facilities like hospitals, universities, and shopping centers. Illuminated directional signs can guide people through complex layouts and provide clear navigation instructions. When people are lost within the building, they often feel confused and perhaps disorientated; this is the time to have lighted informational signs that show them the way around.
- Movie theatres & entertainment venues: Lightbox sign is commonly seen in movie theatres and entertainment venues to advertise current shows, upcoming releases, or events. The illuminated signs outside the theatres especially serve as attention-grabbing displays, enticing potential audiences. This method has been popular since the 1950s where movie theatres were lighted up with neon signs and big lighted letters. Moving forward to 1980s onwards, where moving LED texts and lightboxes were put up in very classic and vintage feels.
- Corporate branding & office environments: Lightbox sign is utilized by corporations and businesses in their office environments for branding purposes. Illuminated signs displaying company logos, slogans, or mission statements can enhance the corporate image and create a professional atmosphere. Be it big or small, these lightboxes help in creating a more modern and lifting ambience in the working environment.
These are just a few examples of the common applications of lightbox signage. It’s versatility and eye-catching nature make it a popular choice for businesses and organizations across many different industries to effectively communicate their messages and promote their brand.
- It can be used either indoors or outdoors.
While most business owners opt to display their lightbox signage outdoor, this does not mean that it cannot be used indoor. There is slim lightbox signage that is great for indoor use— for example, to highlight the business name at the reception area of the office, to market a newly released product line in an event or in retail, or as a way for your brand to stand out in a business exhibition or convention.
- It is visible throughout day or night.
The colorful faceplate of your lightbox signage does the job of attracting walk-ins and possible customers during the day. When night falls, all you have to do is turn the signage on to light it up, illuminating these very same colors that also entice people’s eyes and attention during the daytime.
The good thing about lightbox signage is that it can be turned on automatically by using a timer, thus, saving more on manpower and power consumption.
- Lightbox signage speaks highly of your professionalism as a business owner/entrepreneur.
An illuminated sign is an effective way of conveying your professionalism to your target market especially if your brand is new. It gives the impression that you are not cutting corners in reaching out to potential customers and you are taking people’s awareness to what it is you are offering seriously— it helps reassure customers that you are here to stay, not just some fly-by-night enterprise.
- It adds a touch of uniqueness to the brand you are advertising.
As a business owner, you would want to stand out from among the many products or services similar to what you are offering. Using Lightbox Signage can help you differentiate yourself from the crowd.
Illumination is one great way to get the message you want to convey to your target customers. Lights have the ability to bring out your design’s elements— from the text to the font, the color scheme you use, and even the graphics to apply.
- Lightbox signage is an excellent return on investments.
Technological advancements led to the replacement of fluorescent lights with LEDs when it comes to illuminated Signage or LED Signage. LED, as we know, consumes lesser power, has a longer life expectancy, and is more environmentally-friendly. These features make lightbox signs an excellent return on investments in the long run.
Yes, of course we do fabricate fabric lightboxes!
A fabric lightbox, also known as a textile lightbox or an LED fabric frame, is a display system used for advertising or showcasing graphics and images. It consists of a frame made of aluminium and with a fabric banner that is high quality printed. The fabric graphic is stretched and inserted securely into the frame, which usually has a silicone strip or similar mechanism to hold the fabric in place.
The main feature of a fabric lightbox is the backlighting system integrated into the frame. It typically uses LED lights positioned behind the fabric graphic or along the aluminium profile to illuminate it evenly and make the colors and details of the image vibrant and eye-catching. Fabric lightbox LED lights are energy-efficient and have a longer lifespan compared to traditional light sources.
Fabric light boxes are commonly used in various settings, including retail stores, trade shows, exhibitions, airports, malls, building signs and both indoor and outdoor signage where the main purpose is to have visual impact and advertising effectiveness. They provide a sleek and modern look with their slim profiles and seamless fabric displays, creating an immersive and visually appealing experience for viewers.
One advantage of fabric lightboxes is their versatility. The fabric graphics can be easily replaced, allowing for quick and cost-effective updates to the displayed content. They also offer a lightweight and portable solution compared to other types of display systems, making them convenient for transportation and installation.
When do you use fabric lightbox?
Common materials used for the faces of lightboxes include acrylic and polycarbonate; they usually have a material capped size of 8-10 ft long while fabric lightboxes can go up to 50 meters, thus if you are looking out for a massive lightbox without joints, fabric lightbox is the one to go for. Overall, fabric lightboxes are an effective and visually appealing way to showcase designs, providing illuminated display that captures attention and enhances visual communication.
We do repair lightboxes of any size and material, including changing of florescent tubes, LED modules/strips and lightbox faces.
Below are some of the common problems of faulty lightboxes:
- Flickering of lights
This is where your lightbox wire threads that tend to become loose within a brief period, causing the lightboxes to flicker or diffuse. In this case, you ought to make sure that all connectors within the light box signage are pressed tightly to ensure that electricity follows through the circuit and avoid the threads becoming loose within a brief period of your time. This could be inspected from the method of the lightbox being installed and during routine maintenance.
- Lights not working/Power failure
LED lighting is understood to be one of the longest-lasting lighting technologies. It’s rare for them to be faulty for no apparent reason unless in uncommon cases of power supply failure. This could also be due to transformer failure.
Florescent tubes may have shorter lifespans than their LED counterparts, as they tend to overheat easily within a lightbox due to poor ventilation.
- Prints fading
As much as a lightbox can be fabricated with the best quality material, it has its lifespan as well— and we sometimes can’t avoid certain circumstances such as the prints fading over time due to constant usage or in Singapore’s humid condition. However, we do provide proper advice of suitable materials and types of inks for longer lasting, such as UV printing for outdoors.
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