Digital signs using LEDs are now a major force in signage markets such as channel letters, message reader boards, and large-format video-screen displays. LED sign boards can be created in a myriad of designs, colours, finishes and sizes, using various LED signage systems available in the market. These are used for illuminated indoor and outdoor advertising. Following are a few new products in the market.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013: Model: SpellBrite, Brand: Optiva
Manufacturer: Optiva Signs, USA
Launched in November 2012, SpellBrite signage system is a solution to the problems faced by neon signs, like high costs, maintenance issues and the safety hazards associated with high voltage glass neon products. SpellBrite consists of illuminated letters, numbers and symbols that can be clicked together to create any name or message.
Up to 50 per cent less expensive than neon, with none of the maintenance hassles; •Patent-pending, interlocking assembly that makes sign building brilliantly simple; •Stunning looks—without the distorted letters, tape or paint associated with neon; •Lightweight, easy-mount design that can be hung from chains, mounted on a wall or set on a countertop; •Multiple dimming and animation effects for maximum attention-grabbing impact
Contact details: Ph: 312-568-5760; [email protected]; www.optivasigns.com
Model: ILT-FLX350-OS40/50, Brand: ILT and Acrylite LED, Manufacturer: International Light Technologies and Evonik Cyro LLC, USA
Launched in November 2012 by International Light Technologies (ILT), this LED edge lighting product uses Evonik Cyro’s Acrylite LED for edge lighting acrylic sheet material.
Ultra-thin sign panel lighting is created using the Acrylite LED illuminated with ILT LED edge lighting strips placed at the edges of the sheet. The acrylic material then glows uniformly across its two perpendicular surfaces. The special light-diffusing particles inside the acrylic extract the light uniformly through the sheet and direct it toward the viewer.
0.635 mm wide flexible PCB for narrow applications; •Flexible circuit board with 3M self-adhesive backing for easy installation; •Available in 16 ft reels; •Available in 2 white colour temperatures, 4000 K and 5000 K
Contact details: Joe Reis, business development manager, ILT LED Signage; Ph: 978818-6180;www.intl-lighttech.com
Model: Boxled and Backled, Brand: Osram, Manufacturer: Osram GmbH, Germany
Launched in October 2012, LED modules Boxled Side Plus, Boxled Back Plus and Backled Plus enable new designs, reduce costs for installation and also feature improved illumination. Boxled Back and Boxled Side are used lighting illuminated cases and city-light posters; while Backled is used for backlighting of profiled letters.
Better illumination due to greater efficiency, resulting in more luminance per watt; •Boxled Back Plus and Backled Plus utilise flat ray technology, with lenses applied to the LEDs, which means that module distances can be expanded without compromise in terms of illuminance homogeneity; •Six different Optotronic 24 V control units are available for outdoor applications, suitable for Boxled Side Plus and Boxled Back Plus product families
Contact details: Ph: 00493033860; www.osram.com
India branch: Osram India Pvt Ltd
Model: Tetra LED, Brand: GE
Manufacturer: GE Lighting Solutions, USA
Launched in March 2012, Tetra LED lighting systems family comprises the Tetra EdgeStrip and Tetra miniStrip. Both deliver superior light uniformity in shallow cabinet signs. Tetra EdgeStrip and Tetra miniStrip provide superior visual performance in any climate while delivering up to 90 per cent energy savings compared to T8 lamps. Tetra EdgeStrip brings the benefits of LED technology to custom shaped cabinet signs, whether square, curved, or angular, while evenly distributing light to every inch of the sign face.
OptiLens technology creates an impressively even light coverage of the sign face; •The over-moulded design protects components from damage Continuous wire and IDC connectors for maximum strain relief
Contact details: Sam DiMeo, director of sales, [email protected]; Ph: (216) 266-2736; www.ge.com
India branch: GE India Industrial Pvt Ltd
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