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  • Tips for Keeping Your Illuminated Sign Burning Bright

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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 sign 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) 424-6100 to learn more.

  • Dealing with Signage Permit Requirements

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    Installing a new outdoor commercial sign requires you to first secure a permit, which can be a long and arduous journey involving surveys, petitions, paperwork, and lots of headaches. Fortunately, there’s an easier way to deal with signage permit requirements: Let Olympic Signs do the work for you. Our administrative staff is experienced in the signage approval process, and we work with all municipalities and communities throughout Chicago on commercial sign permits on a regular basis. We have the resources, experience, and expertise to handle even the most complex sign installation projects that can be a nightmare to get a permit for.

    No matter how big or small your new sign installation project is, Olympic Signs can help. Contact us online or call us at (630) 424-6100 to learn more about our commercial sign design, fabrication, and installation services in Chicago, IL. We look forward to helping you in any way we can.

  • LED Signs 101

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    Investing in outdoor signs for your business? Make sure you consider LED illuminated signs. LED signs are more energy efficient than incandescent and neon signs, and also have a life expectancy of 10-12 years. If you’ve never purchased illuminated signs, or if it’s been some time, refer to this brief guide to learn more about LED signs for your business in Chicago, IL.

    LED Density
    One of the first questions our customers have about LED signs is, “How much do they cost?” The size of the sign is a major factor, but most sign experts will tell you that the true cost of an LED sign is in the number of individual LEDs. More LEDs per pixel generally mean higher brightness, more clarity, and better performance. Your commercial sign company can help you determine the appropriate LED density to meet your needs and budget.

    Viewing Angle
    The viewing angle of the sign is another important factor when choosing the right type of LEDs. Although all LEDs generally put out the same amount of light, “high-beam” LEDs with a narrow angle focus more light into one small spot whereas “wide angle” LEDs spread their light across the horizon for a wider viewing angle. Where you plan to install the sign will have an impact on the importance of viewing angle and the type of LED sign you need.

    Life Expectancy
    With proper maintenance, LED signs can last a decade or longer. One way to extend the life of your LED sign is to turn it off during the day. Also keep your LED sign clean to eradicate grime and keep the bulbs shining bright, which means a more visible (and effective) sign. Your sign installer can give you specific maintenance tasks for your new LED sign.

    To learn more about LED signs for your business, contact Olympic Signs . As the premier sign company in Chicago, IL, Olympic Signs is your ultimate source for commercial LED sign design, fabrication, installation, maintenance, and repair. Visit our website to learn more about our commercial sign services, or call us at (630) 424-6100.