Monday, April 23, 2007

New Sign Products

At the recent sign expo in Las Vegas, I saw a variety of new items that are sure to be just the right sign for somebodies needs:

  • I saw a manufacturer of solar-powered LED signs. They are available on a trailer OR they can be used for you other LED needs but with MUCH smaller power consumption.
  • I saw some changeable LED sign systems. The new system is similar to the LEDGO system already available, but this sign system does not have the dead space found in the LEDGO. The letters snap on bars, and come in different colors and sizes. A little more expensive than LEDGO, but still a nice system.
  • A new polycarbonate sign face is now being used in some of the standard roadside signs. The signs have better UV protection, and on the new product, they have 6" letters instead of 8" letters. In the right application, 6 lines of text per sign side might just meet your needs.
  • I also stumbled across a sign manufactured that is doing some things with LED sign feeds. They are feeding off of satelites or something. As I get more info, I will tell you about it.
  • I was contacted recently by a supplier that is offering an interchangeable neon sign product. The letters come in 3 colors, and the sign can be up to around 20 characters long. I am looking forward to finding out more about this product and telling you more as well.

As other items come up, I will certainly tell you about them here. But, if you get impatient and want to see what is available now, you can visit my site at

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Why an LED name tag?

The name tags of old don't allow the wearer to show their personality like an LED name tag. I do believe the other name tag styles mentioned will still have their place. However, an LED name tag creates a stage for the wearer to show off his uniqueness. Some of the qualities that make LED name tags very attractive are:
  • Moving messages: Everyone may be wearing a lanyard or a name sticker, but when a message comes across a name tag that is displaying a moving message, every set of eyes that views it is being dared to turn away.
  • Programming Convenience: LED name tags allow multiple messages to be stored on the same badge. This allows for a good variety of messages, and when computer software can spare your fingers all of the programming work, your messages can be VERY creative. There are also options in scrolling speed and flashing effects.
  • Instant gratification: Once a standard name tag is created, the wearer is stuck with it. An LED name tag allows the message to be changed at the push of a few buttons. Stale messages are a thing of the past.
  • The Perfect Accessory: An LED name tag can go with any other name tag and enhance the message of the wearer. And, although red is the most popular, LED name tags can come in amber, green and blue.

Where is it going next? I believe the LED name tags have a good life ahead of them yet. And, I am sure the next generation name tag will build on some of the features mentioned above.

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