Monday, March 28, 2011

Tips on Finding Cheap LED Sign Deals

You’ve seen them everywhere. Whether it’s at your favorite coffee shop, along the road, in front of the church or the school—LED signs are everywhere. It is the latest in digital outdoor advertising and for good reason. It is relatively more eco-friendly, it’s effective, it’s durable, and it’s cost efficient. However, even with the proliferation of LED sign manufacturers both online and offline, finding a good and cheap LED sign deal can still be a tricky process. Here are some simple tips to make every penny count when it comes to purchasing your own LED sign for your business.

1. Decide on your desired specification. Installing a LED sign is not as easy as just buying one and hanging it outside your store. You have to know how big you want it to be and where you want it placed. Keep in mind some key factors when making this decision. Outdoor LED signs have to be brighter to compensate for ambient lighting from the sun. When it comes to color, you have several options. You can have it in single color or multi-color, animated or stationary and you also have to decide how many lines your LED sign needs and whether or not you want to incorporate graphics. You can also have a programmable LED sign which will allow you to change and update the message on the screen as often and as quickly as you want. If this is all too complicated for you, you can buy ready-made LED signs which are generally cheaper.

2. Shop around. This is easier to do online. Once you have your list of specifications, you can start looking around for your LED sign supplier. Some of the factors you can take into consideration, aside from price of course, should be product warranty, mounting mechanism, cables and power supply, software (for programmable LED signs) and after purchase customer services available.

3. Buy second-hand. If you are really on a tight business budget, you can look for shops using LED signs that are about to close and offer to purchase their used signage for a discounted price. Just make sure to ask how long the sign has been used and about any maintenance and repair issues. If it’s cheap but too worn out, consider investing in a brand new LED sign from a reputable supplier or you might end up spending more for constant repairs.