LED signs are one of the most effective advertising tools. A well-made and well-positioned sign can catch the attention of your target audience from a great distance. And these signs have a long lifespan and require very little maintenance once you make the initial investment.
Your Guide to LED Signs in Houston
If you’re in the market for LED signs in Houston, then National Signs could be the strategic resource you need. We have created to following resource to get you on the right track.
1. Don’t Ignore the Code
The Houston Sign Code governs the size, number, and location of LED signs on a property, as well as several limitations on messaging. Make sure you and your sign company understand the restrictions specific to your area.
2. Size Matters
Your sign must be appropriately sized for the road type, traffic speed, viewing distance and type of content. While budget and code restrictions are important considerations, with LED signage, bigger is almost always better.
3. Always Ask About Warranties
LED signs are technological investments you’ll rely on to work 24/7/365, year after year. Read the fine print about your signs warranty and be sure to ask the following questions:
- What specifically is included in the warranty?
- Are the service technicians employees, contractors or is another company handling the service?
- How long have you been offering this warranty?
- Is all training included in the warranty?
- Are all software upgrades included in the warranty?
- Do you have references?
Look for a sign company that provides a 5-year parts AND on site labor warranty (both can be quite costly if not included).
4. Make Sure it’s Made in the USA
Almost all the LED chips themselves are made in Asia. However, when it comes to the quality of a circuit board, module and electronics for an LED message center, there is nothing better than products made in America.
American-made LED signs are high quality and offer readily available parts. Many LED message center companies will say “Made in America.” but the LED panels are purchased from abroad and assembled into an aluminum frame here in the States. Ask your sign company if they actually manufacture the circuit boards and panels in the United States.
5. Don’t Buy Anything Without a Demo
You wouldn’t buy a car without a test drive, so why would you buy LED signs in Houston without having a live demonstration of your particular signs?
Sure, you can see them in photos, but the best way to ensure you are getting the proper LED signs is to have a live demonstration at your facility near the actual sign location. That way you can actually evaluate signs from the proper distance and vantage point.
Are You Ready For a Sign?
The five rules above will hopefully prepare you for your next LED sign purchase.
For additional information, assistance and proven quality, contact National Signs today!