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Illuminated outdoor signs are effective advertising tools for businesses of all sizes. For starters, neon or LED signs make it easy for potential customers to locate your business at night. Illuminated commercial signs also allow you to make more impressions than you would with a non-illuminated sign that is only visible (and effective) while the sun is out. But incandescent, neon, and LED signs are only effective if they are shining bright. Here are some tips to help keep your illuminated business sign burning bright for many years to come.

Turn Your Sign Off During the Day 
One of the easiest ways to keep your illuminated signs burning brighter longer is to turn off the sign during the day. Incandescent, neon, and LED bulbs are not bright enough to be noticeable during the day, so keeping your illuminated sign on while the sun is out will only waste your bulbs and cause them to dim faster. You might also think about putting your signature on a timer so it turns off in the middle of the night and turns on again an hour or two before sunrise to keep the bulbs burning as bright as possible as long as possible.

Keep Your Illuminated Sign Clean 
Keeping your sign clean is another easy way to make sure it burns bright for many years to come. If your sign is easily accessible, wipe it down a few times each week to remove dirt, grime, bird droppings, and other debris and elements that can affect how bright your sign burns. You should also schedule regular sign inspections to prevent minor problems from getting any worse and causing your illuminated sign to burn out prematurely.

Whether you already have an illuminated sign that needs to be serviced or you want to design and install a new illuminated business sign, Olympic Signs is here for all your commercial signage needs. We are one of the leading commercial sign companies in Chicago, IL, and illuminated signs are our specialty. Contact us online or call us at (630) 413-1198 to learn more

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