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Six Easy Steps in Creating a DIY LED Sign

People want to do almost everything on their own nowadays. LED sign boards are no exception. LED signs for any business are decorative tools that simultaneously market a business’s products or services. With an added visual flair displayed on any establishment, business owners will witness an increase in foot traffic, customers, and sales. Affordable LED signs are easily available but for those curious enough to build their own LED sign boards, here are six easy steps. 1. First, prepare the following tools: Poster board, scissors, pencil, LED lights, resistors, soldering iron and solder, 9-volt battery and connector, wire, super glue, and tape.
2. The final design of your LED sign should be drawn or traced onto a poster board. Black poster boards give an added effect in the dark; so, in order to maximize your LED sign, purchase black poster boards or card stocks.
3. Measure the length of each line on your design and poke a hole every quarter of an inch along these lines with a scissor – …

Recognizing the Power of LED Signs

By this time, we all know that LED stands for Light Emitting Diode. Technology everywhere utilizes LEDs. Whether it is commercial vehicle taillights, key rings, flashlights, exit signs, open signs, or any LED signs for that matter, LED has become the staple technology in the sign industry today due to the powerful effectiveness LED signs have in advertising and marketing. The technology of LED sign has developed greatly in the past few years. With many companies and establishments using LED signs for their businesses, companies can achieve lower prices with more options. LED signs come in many forms. For example, online manufacturer of LED signs AffordableLED.com offers programmable message boards, open signs, illuminated business hour signs, and a whole gamut of LED signs with a variety of options. LED signs will be used more and more in the future. This alone attests to the many advantages and benefits LED signs can offer. While it should be recognized that different vendor solutions …

Important Things to Consider when Installing LED Signs or Open Signs in Your Shop

The basics of purchasing and installing LED signs and open signs have been mentioned in this blog numerous times. There are, of course, the most essential factors that one should take into consideration when investing in open signs and LED signs such as viewing distance and angle, budget, message, and colors. Still, there are other things to keep in mind when picking the right LED sign for your business. 1. Know what your goal is for advertising with LED signs. One goal of LED sign advertising is to stand out in the marketplace and generate excitement among your customers. To stand out from your competitors, you will need to consider the hardware and the software of the LED sign you are about to choose. For example, using open signs lets passersby know that you are open for business and are welcome to entertain their queries. 2. Find out what the local zoning and ordinance laws are. This helps determine the kind of LED sign and/or open sign you can use for your business. Knowing the li…

Maximizing Profit from LED Signs, Open Signs, and Programmable LED Message Boards

Early in childhood, people have been influenced by the power of the television. Taking this phenomenon further, just imagine the power LED signs, open signs, LED message boards, and all LED displays can bring. These signs hold within itself the power to attract a certain type of consumer behavior. The trick is to display these LED signs the right way.  LED signs already help save thousands of advertising dollars with its high visibility, attractiveness, and low electricity costs. Then, how can a business maximize the profits LED signs bring? Set your goals. Know what you want to achieve with your LED signs. Is it to increase a sale of a particular product? Or increase foot traffic by the next holiday season? When you know your goals, it is easy to determine which LED signs, open signs, or LED displays to use. Understand your equipment. Each type of LED sign has its own advantages and its own limitations. Know all factors behind your LED signs so as it can be easier to plan your marketing…

LED Sign Tips for Restaurant Owners

For those who plan to open a café, bistro, or a small restaurant, one of the first things you must invest in is a high quality LED sign or LED open sign. While there are other means of marketing, such as flyers, ads, and such, a catchy LED sign or open sign is constant promotion, allowing you to market your establishment aggressively.  First of all, LED signs for restaurants must be carefully chosen. An open sign bearing the image of a coffee immediately tells passersby that you are a café who is ready to serve them. Similarly, a pizza open sign immediately entices people to check out your pizza joint. Because LED signs are attractive and are noticeable, even from a distance, it’s important to choose restaurant LED signs that immediately speak of what your restaurant is all about. Window LED displays are also a constant advertisement. Having an attractive LED display sign on a window that portrays what you are serving, be it ice cream, sushi, tacos, or a restaurant LED sign, immediately…

Two Reasons Why Small Businesses Need LED Open Signs

There is a long time adage in the signage industry that goes, “A business with no sign is a sign of no business.” Think about this short, yet striking line, and you will realize that it holds a certain amount of truth in it. Not letting people know that your establishment is open means that you are slowly letting passersby trickle away, not maximizing the potential customers that could enter your store. Hence, the top two reasons why small establishments need a LED open sign: Having an Open Sign lets all customers know that your business is open.  Think about this: How many times have you passed up the chance to go inside a store simply because you do not know that they are open? You just stay in your car, too lazy to go down to check and see if the store is open. If you are like this, think of how many other people think the exact same way? These people are your potential customers. It is human nature for people to want what is convenient for them. Getting out of a car to check if a sto…

Custom Open Signs for Your Business Establishment

Customized and programmable open signs help increase foot traffic to your business establishment. Programmable business hour signs, for example, inform passersby of your operating hours while led open signs make your clients feel welcome and appreciated by inviting them inside. When preparing custom led open signs to be displayed in your store, here are a few tips you should keep in mind.
• Specify your operating hours by differentiating between the mornings and afternoons. Some establishments such as bars and restaurants start business hours in the early afternoon up until midnight while most shops open early in the morning and close at night. By distinguishing between morning and afternoon operating hours, you avoid confusing clients, which can lead to losing customers in the process.
• Tue – Thur is different from Tue, Thur. Tue – Thur means your store is open from Tuesdays until Thursdays while Tue, Thur means that you only operate every Tuesdays AND Thursdays. Again, by clearly sta…

What are LED Signs and Lights, Really?

LED stands for Light-Emitting Diodes. Electrons moving through a semiconductor material are the elements responsible for producing the light that we see on LED bulbs and LED signs. If well designed and well-manufactured, LED signs and lights are easy to operate and safe to touch – they are actually cool to the hand. Solid-state lighting (SSL) is a form of lighting technology that LED signs are a part of. This innovation in lighting technology may very well revolutionize lighting as we know it. LED lighting is energy efficient, which helps users save money by reducing electricity costs and demand.
LEDs do not scatter light which is what makes them more energy efficient as compared to incandescent and fluorescent lights. However, LED signs and lighting do have limitations. LED lights are still in its infancy stage and manufacturers are still in the process of finding a way to produce brighter LED bulbs to make these energy efficient items well-suited for general or ambient lighting. A si…

The Led Signs Advantage – Why Led Signs and Open Signs Bring Good Business

Led signs and open signs can increase your business’ sales. Led signs are great for small and big businesses alike because they inform passersby of your products or services with a minimum amount of information, which consequently, directs people to your location.


PHS-100 -- Programmable Business Hour Sign With the dynamic ability to attract people’s attention, led signs and open signs can exponentially increase your business’ visibility. After making the purchase, the only thing business owners are required to do is regularly update their sign to inform potential customers of their daily specials, business hours, or special promotions. Programmable led signs, which are easily operated through a remote computer, can create and store as many as 99 files at a time. Additionally, these useful marketing products are animated, featuring multiple movement selections such as scrolling and tornado effects. Whether you are having a promotion for Easter or Christmas, programmable led signs can he…

Stand Out with LED Open Signs

L7005 - Open LED Sign
For establishments to stand out, they need attractive LED signs and other programmable LED message boards to increase visibility and exposure to passersby, potential clients, and current customers.

One way to keep business alive is by displaying an open sign. Open signs displayed on windows or doors make your customers feel welcome. It invites them to come in, look, and browse through your shop. However, it’s not enough to just hang simple open signs. To stand out, open signs should be bright enough that people would actually look at your sign. Thus, led open signs are not only colorful, they are animated too.

LED open signs are safe to touch and operate. They are able to operate for a maximum of 100,000 hours before replacement. In addition, LED open signs are brighter than neon signs, thereby making it a better option when it comes to making your store stand out. What’s more important, when LED open signs are displayed at your storefront, it ensures increased v…

Spelling Out the Powers of Led Open Signs

L6005 - Open Pizza LED Sign The effects of utilizing outdoor signs, particularly an led open sign, to market your business cannot be emphasized enough. Not only are they bright, animated, and easy to operate, led open signs have other means of attracting customers to your establishment – whether it’s a cafe, a restaurant, a flower shop, a boutique, or a dry cleaning business.
Small businesses are the most prominent beneficiaries of the efficiency of led open signs. With open signs displayed in their stores, they are advertising that they are indeed open for business. They are ready to deal with customers and provide them with quality service. Open signs can be seen from afar, thus whether passersby are just driving or walking, they can see your open sign from a distance. Otherwise, if no open sign is displayed at your store, you’ll miss a huge number of customers who’ll just pass by your store, not knowing whether or not you’re open for business.

L6004 - Open Hair Cut LED Sign Led open si…

Leading the way with a LED sign

With everybody else going digital, there’s no reason for you to be left off the bandwagon. As an entrepreneur, you should know how to take advantage of technological advancements, especially in a business atmosphere where competition is cutthroat. Being competitive used to mean spending thousands of dollars on traditional advertising and marketing media. Thankfully, start-up entrepreneurs now have online LED sign manufacturers like AffordableLED.com to turn to for efficient, effective, and affordable LED signs to use in advertising and marketing.
Putting up an LED sign should not be taken for granted. Maximize every dollar spent on your LED sign by following these tips:
L5000 - Pharmacy LED Sign 1. Keep it short and sweet. The message on your LED sign, that is. Remember that people are likely to just pass by on your LED sign. You have, at most, three seconds to convey your marketing message, so make every second count. Resist the urge to include kilometric adjectives and focus on the key…

Opening opportunities with your very own open sign

L8203 - SUSHI BAR LED Sign
With so many new businesses being opened up every day, the competition for consumers’ attention has never been more intense. That, of course, should not stop enterprising individuals from starting a business. Budding entrepreneurs just need to find that edge over other players in the market. There are several ways to get ahead of your competitors, but you can start with the simplest one: put up your own open sign.An open sign only has one word in it but it says a lot about your business. An open sign outside your establishment is an invitation for customers and potential customers to explore your wares. Open signs with bright colors, bold lettering, and eye-catching graphics will lure passersby into your store and thus, increases the possibility of making a sale.
L8350 - Pho LED Sign
Today’s technology allows you to have your open sign lit up in LED lighting, making it more effective as an advertising tool. A LED open sign is a good investment of your capital b…

Creating Effective Campaigns with Programmable LED Message Boards

PHS-100 -- Programmable Business Hour Sign
Programmable LED message boards are one of the top advertising tools businesses employ to maximize their marketing budget. Aside from being able to customize messages and information, programmable LED message boards have animation features that passersby will find entertaining. Additionally, these digital signs can store multiple files and are easily programmable via remote keyboard. To effectively create efficient messages that will get the attention of your target audience, here are a few tips.When thinking of information to be displayed on your programmable LED signs, it’s important that you set a goal of what you want to achieve. By focusing on a specific purpose, the message you wish to convey will be clearer. LED signs offer limited space and it is essential that every inch is maximized in order to achieve its full potential.Know your budget. Planning for costs helps strategize features and options that are would be more effective for yo…

Go Digital with Led Open Signs – A Surefire Way to Increase Sales

L6000 - Open Diamond LED Sign Digital signage such as open signs, led signs, and neon signs play a huge role in helping big and small businesses attract customers, thereby increasing sales and income. By advertising your business with led signs such as an open sign, you let the world know that you are open for business and ready to serve your clients and potential customers. Signages are visual graphics designed to effectively pass on information to spectators and target audiences. People most often see led signs and other outdoor signage on buildings, streets, and walls. However, led signs and open signs are also displayed indoors, sometimes with the use of programmable message boards and business hour signs. With led signs and open signs, businesses are guaranteed to be seen, even at night, because of the attractive lights that flash which are visually appealing whether it’s sunny, rainy, or snowing. They can be seen by all types of people – pedestrians, motorists, bikers, and trucker…

Opening doors with open sign and LED sign

With the nation not entirely free from the clutches of global economic downturn, many businesses, big and small alike, are looking for ways to maximize their budgets. For small to medium enterprises, advertising and marketing are crucial expenditures. However, not everyone can afford a pricey spot on TV, radio, or in the local newspaper. Thankfully, advertising and marketing are not limited to these three major communication media. With a modest budget and a healthy amount of creativity and resourcefulness, businessmen can advertise their wares loud and proud with the help of LED signs such as an open sign.
L8005 - Cafe LED Sign
LED signs are becoming increasingly popular due to its relatively low cost and powerful impact. Unlike traditional banners and tarpaulins, an LED sign commands more attention and is more durable and flexible. An LED sign also allows businessmen a quicker return on investment. Whereas traditional advertising media takes time before customers respond, LED signs i…

The Most Visible Areas to Display Led Signs

Led signs are purchased to attract customers because of their vivid hues and animated features. However, putting them in the wrong places is not just a waste of money, but a waste of time and effort as well. It’s best to put up led signs on structures that are visible and easy to view.
L4001 - Flower LED Sign LED signs and displays placed on a tall building will not be seen by anyone. The higher the location of the led signs, the smaller it will look. Not only is this more expensive because of the additional apparatus to fix the LED walls, customers will have a difficult time looking at the displays as well. It’s best to display led signs on average-height buildings where passersby won’t need to exert extra effort just to get a glimpse of your advertisement.LED signs on screen poles are the easiest and cheapest option. With up to ¾ meters in height, there are single or double poles that support the led signs up for display. There are companies who offer the metal structure along with th…

Why Businesses Need LED Open Signs

Much has been written about the advantages of LED signs over neon signs and how using LED signs can be used to maximize business profits. However, not much has been said about an LED open sign. One may ask, “what is the use of having a LED open sign if my store hours are posted or painted on my door?” The answer is simple: to show people your business exists.
To further explain the need for LED open signs, below are certain examples of how these LED signs with a seemingly inconspicuous word such as ‘open’ may do wonders for a small business.



Imagine people walking or driving by a neighborhood in the wee hours of the night. The brightly lit and flashing LED open sign of your coffee shop immediately urges and invites people to warm up and pill in for a quick cup of espresso. Had a LED open sign been unavailable, the parcel of light coming from your shop would not have drawn people near.Your little diner is located along the highway. People drive by quickly without taking a second look at …