Front Lit Channel Letters vs. Reverse Halo Lit Sign

Selecting the right sign for your business can be challenging, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the options available. A great example of two different types of signs you may want to consider are channel letters and reverse halo lit signs. Corporate signage has made major strides in recent years, and these two options are no exception! Here’s what you need to know about each one so you can make an informed decision when it comes time to choose your new sign.

Front-Lit Channel Lettering

Corporate signage provides a wide range of sign options.

Front-Lit Channel Lettering: Called front lit because the internal LED lights will illuminate the front polycarbonate “face” of the letters. The back and sides of each letter are made of aluminum. Back-lit channel lettering will leave the back of the letters open, allowing the light to reflect back onto the wall of your building, adding an extra dimension to your channel letters. These types of signs have an advantage over reverse halo-lit signs because they are cheaper and they will last longer. The downside of front-lit letters is that they aren’t as durable and difficult to install when compared with reverse halo-lit signs.

Reverse Halo Lit Sign

Reverse Lit Signs: Lettering mounted so that there is more space between the letters and the wall. The back of the channel lettering is left open, and the face of the letters is aluminum, aka, the reverse of the front-lit channel lettering. The light shines out the back of each letter, creating a halo effect. The face of the channel lettering will remain dark and shadow-like, so this effect does not work well if your want you sign to be a bold, bright color. You can make your sign lighter by adding white board underneath it.

Work With an Expert Signage Company

Ultimately, both types of signage have their advantages and disadvantages, but the type you choose will depend on the specific needs of your organization. Before making a decision, you may want to take some time to consider the different factors in play and decide which option is best for your business or organization. Contact Sign-O-Vation today for expert advice on which sign is best for you and your business!

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