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Technical Features

4+ Billion Color

Digital LED Video Displays

 and

Monochrome (4 -Thousand-Shade)

 Electronic Message Center Signs



TURN-KEY LED Sign Manufacturing, Sign Installation, and Sign Service since 1990


Texas FlagWith an electronic message center or video display you are leaving your computer out in the Texas rain, ice, heat and cold, and tornados and hurricane-force winds are trying to blow it away.

Sunburst Displays™ are Built in Texas, for Texans, by us.™  We manufactured and installed our first electronic digital LED Sign in 1990.

The information below details the electronic and display details of our signs.

FREE Computer with Purchase


With your Sunburst Displays™ LED Sign purchase, for a limited time only, we will offer you a Dell Inspiron laptop computer (or equivalent) as a gift.

Display Types


Historically, monotone, then monochrome “message centers” were much cheaper than color “video displays.”  This is no longer true.

In making your decision regarding monochrome vs. color realize that colors in motion are proven to be much more attention-getting than moving single-color lights.  Also, the number of LEDs actually lighted determines how bright a sign is at any particular time.  Full-color displays constantly utilize many more LEDs.  Monochrome and monotone (one color) displays are either Red or Amber (Yellow.)

To produce so-called “additive” colors, colors created by light, 3 different color producing LEDs are utilized; Red, Green, and Blue (RGB.)  For the human eye, red, green and blue lights close together in varying intensities create white and all other colors.  Lack of any light output creates black.  (See “Contrast” below.)

Our color video displays feature an almost-infinite number of colors, more than the human eye can discern. 

Because the intensity of a LED light can be changed by increasing or decreasing the voltage to it our Monochrome displays can feature 4096 shades of Red, necessary for clear animation and video, by adjusting each individual LEDs light output.  Some manufacturers call this "grayscale" but frequently they can only generate as few as 250 shades.

What are Pixels and Potential Pixels?


A pixel is “a physical point in an image.”

An electronic message center is in some ways a large computer screen.  The screen is illuminated by turning many individual lights on/off.  A potential pixel is a physical point that MAY be incorporated into an image; a currently blank point on the screen that MAY be turned “on” to become a pixel in an image.

There are different types of displays. Some displays group the exposed Red, Green, and Blue LEDs in clusters. Some utilize balanced spacing between LEDs.  SMD LED Signs™ technology (discussed later) groups 3 small LEDs in a single shell, making each shell a cluster.

Pixel Size - Clusters vs. a Balanced Array™


Cluster displays, such as SMD or Classic-series displays, take all three colors and group them together to form a pixel.

A Balanced Array™ sign evenly spaces its LEDs to allow less unlighted area on the sign. This typically results in over 30% more LEDs for the same area and for the same stated resolution.  For instance, a 10mm Balanced Array™ sign will have 33% more LEDs than a 10mm Classic-series display.

LED Sign Module Comparison

How The Shape Of The LED Matters


LEDs are traditionally round. But the LEDs used by Signs Manufacturing for our LED displays are specifically designed for our use to create the ideal light output that is needed for an LED sign.

Our purpose-built LED focuses most of the light forward, to the sides, and down.  No reason to waste energy shining light on the glare shield above the LED.  These specifically designed LEDs result in brighter signs with more “light-fill” in every image.

What are Pixel Pitches and LED Spacings?


How far pixels are from one another is called “pitch” and is usually expressed in millimeters (mm.)

Groups of LEDs form a pixel. So LED spacing is not the same as pixel spacing.

Balanced Array™ has a much smaller LED spacing than Classic displays, and MUCH smaller than SMDs.

Metric to Inch Conversion

6 mm

¼ inch

8 mm

5/16 inch

10 mm

⅜ inch

12 mm

½ inch

16 mm

⅝ inch

19 mm

¾ inch

22 mm

⅞ inch

25 mm

1 inch

Light Density (LD) = The Number of LEDs per Square Foot of Sign Face


As the discussion gets more and more technical, the easiest comparison between displays is the "LD," the number of LED lights in a square foot of sign face.

Number of LED's

As an example, a 6mm Balanced Array™ has a Light Density of 2344 (2344 LD.)

On a 6mm Balanced Array™ sign there are LED lights 1/8" apart covering the entire sign face; 1/4" (6mm) center-to-center.

On an 8mm Balanced Array™ sign the LED lights are only 3/16" apart and 5/16" (8mm) center-to-center.

On a 10mm Balanced Array™ sign the LED lights are 1/4" apart and 3/8" (10mm) center-to-center.

Why are LED Spacing and Pixel Pitch Important?


Again, pixel pitch or LED spacing, as well as image quality, determines how close a sign can be and still deliver quality images.  They also determine Pixel Density (below).

If pitch (spacing) is too large for the viewing distance then images are grainy, maybe unreadable.  A potential customer’s image of your business suffers.  When you see grainy LED signs don’t you think of them as “cheap?”

It is therefore better to err on the side of a “tight” array.  Visit our showroom to personally compare displays before making this very important decision.  Remember, we’re local.

What is Pixel Density?


Pixel Density is the number of pixels in a square foot of signage.

Pixel Density, in conjunction with Display Size, determines the visual quality of the display.

6mm Balanced Array™

2344* potential pixels/sq ft

8mm Balanced Array™

1462* potential pixels/sq ft

10mm Balanced Array™

  930* potential pixels/sq ft

13mm Pixel Pitch

 525 potential pixels/sq ft

16mm Pixel Pitch

 362 potential pixels/sq ft

20mm Pixel Pitch

 232 potential pixels/sq ft

* Deduct up to 768 Pixels if not surrounded by additional footage. A “Potential Pixel” is a group of LEDs that form a Full-Color Pixel if illuminated.

How to Determine an LED Display’s Resolution


A modern television’s potential Resolution is fixed at 2,073,600 pixels (1920 potential pixels wide x 1080 tall) regardless of size, big screen or small screen.  Pixel Density varies.  This is why a relatively small TV screen looks good when close to it, but a very large TV appears grainy up close because the pixels are farther apart. (Also recognize that when programs are not broadcast in 1080 they do not use all the TV’s pixels.  Some are broadcast as low as 480.)

Unlike a television, in an LED Sign the Resolution is determined by the fixed Pixel Density multiplied by the height and width of the display.  (Also see “Matrix” below.)  The larger the screen the more total pixels, so the more detailed the image will be.  Smaller screens must have much greater Pixel Density to be comparable in Resolution to a larger screen.

The Fallacy of “High Resolution” and “HD” in LED Sign Advertising


When competitors talk about all their LED signs being “High Resolution” or “HD” they confuse, rather than assist, consumers.  Because an LED sign’s Resolution is totally dependent on the size of the sign they mislead when they promote these catchy marketing terms, possibly causing people to buy signs that cannot meet their needs.

Comparing LED signs to TV’s is “…comparing apples to oranges.

Billboards, as an Example


Billboard displays have either 256 or 362 Pixel Density (19mm or 16mm pixel pitch) for a Resolution of 150,000 to 200,000 pixels.  They can look good utilizing a lower Pixel Density only because of their enormous size, and long viewing distance.  Viewed from up-close their images are VERY grainy.

Your sign will probably be viewed from much closer than a highway billboard, and be smaller. Your Pixel Density must be much better than theirs to achieve equal Resolution.  For instance, even a 6mm Balanced Array™ must be 5’ x 20’ to have approximately the same potential Resolution as a billboard and maintain the same height-to-length ratio, so that identical images can be displayed on them both.

The Critical Importance of Resolution


Smaller signs, lower Pixel Densities, and lower Light Densities are compromises that significantly lessen a sign’s performance, with relatively small cost savings.  Your business will be better the higher the Resolution of your sign.

LED Sign Comparison Full Color

 

LED Sign Comparison Monochrome

Why Not Use a Television?


TV’s do not have as bright a display as is necessary for outdoor use in full sunlight. We've seen, and tested, claims to the contrary but they never live up to their claims (if they ever did, we would switch over to TVs too!)

Glare on the screen is a big problem. Some companies have "glare-free" screens, but when headlights or parking lot lights are shining on them, there is always significant glare.

Only “specialty” TV’s even claim to be weatherproof.

All modern flat-screen televisions are LCD televisions.  So-called “LED” TV’s are actually LCD screens edge or back lighted with LEDs.

Matrix


How many pixels wide and how many pixels high the display is.  Matrix determines how many of what size letters can be displayed at one time.  Most matrix dimensions are in multiples of 8 pixels, or potential pixel locations in the case of a Balanced Array™ because 8 pixels are necessary to adequately display most letter- styles, so that is how most LED signs are constructed.

A larger matrix (higher Resolution) can display more and/or larger information at one time.

Balanced Array™ compared to Pixel Cluster Display


Here is an interesting set of pictures.

This first one is a single sign face with a Balanced Array™ adjoining a closely-matched Pixel Cluster Display.  The distances between individual red LEDs, between green LEDs, or between blue individual LEDs is 20mm in both arrays. (Close-up photo)

These are un-retouched photos of pictures displayed on this sign.

Balanced Arrray compared to Matrix Pixel Clusters

 

How does the Balanced Array compare to the pixel cluster matrix?

Balanced Array™ on the left, Pixel Cluster Display on the right.

SMD LED Signs™


With respect to technology, the current Balanced Array™ design for displaying pictures is about as good as it can get for outdoor use. 

The newest LED development is the “SMD” (Surface-Mount-Device) LED chip.  We manufacture signs using them as well.

SMDs are actually 3 very small different colored (RGB) LEDs enclosed in one shell, or lens.  The LEDs backlight the translucent shell, which makes the light appear larger.  Currently (2017) they are not as bright as LEDs so they do not work as well for outdoor signs. There are attempts to make larger SMDs that are more powerful and brighter but putting them so close together on a circuit board creates electronic interference which creates maintenance issues.

When SMD LEDs become bright enough there is still the question as to whether or not they will be useful in outdoor signs.  Essentially they are another type of "pixel cluster" display, but with very small Pixel Clusters.  But the light output is dimmed by having to pass through a translucent shell instead of having each LED visible directly.

Grouping many SMDs very closely together can make for a very nice looking indoor display, where the brightness is not as important.

However, with SMDs contract is a BIG issue!

Contrast – Exposed LEDs vs. Enclosed LEDs


As with a television, contrast is very important in the legibility of a sign or image.  The color “black” plays a very important part in LED image contrast.

Because there is no “black” LED, and because it cannot be created by illuminating other colors in any combination, “black” is the absence of light; all the lights are turned off.

The face design of a LED sign is therefore critical in creating contrast.  It must be black, flat, and it cannot be reflective.  (See “Glare Shields”.)

This is a problem with SMD (Surface-Mount-Device) LED signs.  The SMD’s shell, or lens, is necessary both to protect the circuit-boards and more importantly to make the light source appear larger (above.)

But, because there are actually three very small LEDs inside each SMD, the plastic covering must be translucent white; a black exterior won’t let the light out through the lens!  A clear lens won’t spread the light.  So when the LED lights are out (above right) the exterior of the face is off-white from a distance, not black, and contrast suffers.

Some manufacturers have developed a smoky black lens to cover the LEDs, instead of using white, with mediocre success. If they ever come up with a good solution, we'll use it.  But for now (2017), SMDs just don't have the critically important contrast that is needed for outdoor commercial use.

SMD LEDs work OK indoors, but outdoors where there is an absolute demand for contrast, current SMD LED technology suffers.

Brightness


The “Brightness” of an LED sign is extremely dependent on the image being displayed.  The Red, Green, and Blue (RGB) LEDs are adjusted in light output to create the full spectrum of colors the human eye sees.

Therefore, honestly quantifying a comparative Maximum Light Output (Brightness Potential) of LED signs is tough.  Even when varied signs have all their LEDs illuminated 100% the resulting color is not identical.  This is because all the Red, Green, and Blue LEDs in LED signs are not the same: in design, sometimes in voltage, in size, in shape, in placement, or in directional light output.  Even the numbers of Red, Green, or Blue LEDs in an identical area of sign face are not identical:  it varies by display type, and by Light Density.  For a manufacturer to say that their signs have the same potential light output is, at best, baloney.

At Sunburst LED Signs we evaluate the “Brightness” of our signs, and our competitors, by taking a foot-candle reading 1 meter from the sign face using various colors, images, etc.  We average the readings for a comparative “real-time” number that means something, not the “nits” nonsense that so many competitors hang their hat on. 

Ask us for details.

Sunburst™ LED Signs are brighter, and remain brighter, because they are designed, powered, cooled, and thermally protected properly.

Automatic Brightness Control


A Sunburst Displays™ electronic message center automatically adjusts its display brightness for the current lighting conditions.

Besides making the display more effective for advertising this feature reduces total electrical consumption and increases component life.

A good LED display that is bright enough to draw attention during the day is too bright at night without Automatic Brightness Control.  It's like staring into a flashlight; nothing is readable!

Display Brightness


LEDs are affected by voltage.  For instance, an LED will burn nearly 100% brighter if you double the power feeding it.  The LED will last about 1/6 as long, however, making this alternative quite expensive in total cost.

LEDs dim as they age.  At some point (subjective) they will need to be replaced because they are too dim.  Feeding them less voltage extends their useful life.

Superior Sign Faces and Glare Shields


We engineered specialty sign faces and glare shields into our LED sign designs to give our customers even better, safer, longer-lasting signs. Most competitors just use "plastic louvres" without any consideration into how they are designed. Ask us for details into what we do to make our shields ideal for signage.

Determining Your Minimum Display Size


Decide on how many lines of text vertically you need to display.  Decide the maximum height of the letters you want each row to use.

Add at least 2” between rows, and 1.25” top and bottom.  If you are going to use both upper and lower case letters allow additional space for the descending letters also.  The amount of space varies by letter size and style.  Will you want a lighted border around your message?

The cumulative total is how tall the minimum display height of your sign must be, in inches.

But, can the display clearly display your smallest letters?  For a standard block letter style the smallest letter a 20mm sign can clearly display is a 6.3" tall lower-case character. A 16mm sign can display 5.1" minimum-height characters.

It is possible to go smaller, but it may require some experimentation with letter styles and spacing.  Smaller letters probably require a tighter pitched sign.

If you plan on using some lower-case letters recognize that their shorter height is your shortest letter.

Remember that size matters!  A larger display will support more detail in images.

Our Sales Representatives can help you determine what size and resolution you need for your business sign.

Desired Minimum Character Size

Smallest* Recommended Character Size

Classic™ Series - II

3.1”

6mm Balanced Array™

3.7”

Classic™ Series - III

3.7”

Ordinary 12mm Pixel Pitch

3.8”

8mm Balanced Array™

4.9”

Classic™ Series - VI

4.9”

Ordinary 16mm Pixel Pitch

5.0”

10mm Balanced Array™

6.2”

Classic™ Series - X

6.2”

Ordinary 20mm Pixel Pitch

6.3”

*For most letter styles to display adequately 

Viewing Distances


The minimum Best Viewing Range is the point at which the display loses significant graininess or color breakdown.  Distances can vary depending on the message being displayed.

The maximum viewing distance is the point at which the smallest character which will be generated on the display becomes unreadable.  A potential solution is to generate larger characters, but this may increase the minimum viewing distance.

Best Viewing Ranges

Classic™ Series - II 25 feet+

6mm Balanced Array™

35 feet+
Classic™ Series - III 40 feet+
Ordinary 12mm Pixel Pitch 44 feet+
8mm Balanced Array™ 45 feet+
Classic™ Series - VI 50 feet+
Ordinary 16mm Pixel Pitch 57 feet+
10mm Balanced Array™ 55 feet+
Classic™ Series - X 60 feet+
Ordinary 20mm Pixel Pitch 70 feet+

Reading Time


The length of time letters are readable when moving towards them.

These times are only achievable when viewing signs made with LEDs with wide viewing angles, and a tight Pixel Density.

Many signs reading times are much shorter for the same sized letter.

 

 

30 MPH

40 MPH

60 MPH

80 MPH

  6" LETTERS

1.4 Seconds

1 Second

  0.7 Seconds

0.5 Seconds

 

 

 

 

 

  8" LETTERS

1.8 Seconds

1.4 Seconds

  0.9 Seconds

0.7 Seconds

 

 

 

 

 

12" LETTERS

   3 Seconds

   2 Seconds

 1.5 Seconds

 1 Second

 

 

 

 

 

18" LETTERS

   4 Seconds

   3 Seconds

    2 Seconds

1.5 Seconds

 

 

 

 

 

24" LETTERS

5.5 Seconds

   4 Seconds

2.75 Seconds

   2 Seconds

 

 

 

 

 

36" LETTERS

   8 Seconds

   6 Seconds

     4 Seconds

   3 Seconds

Prepared by Sunburst Displays™

Viewing Angles


As an automobile driver drives toward an electronic message center which is installed on a 20’ tall pole the vertical viewing angle increases from near 0° to almost 90° as the driver passes under the sign.  As the viewing angle increases the intensity of the display decreases.  The vertical viewing angle of the LEDs used in the display plays an important role in the usefulness of the display. 

It is important to understand the vertical and the horizontal angle that the display will be viewed from.

LED lights are directional, and Glare Shields or Louvers can block visibility.

Some LEDs lose virtually all of their light at angles over 45°.  Less-expensive signs must therefore be viewed nearly straight-on to be legible.

Sunburst Displays™ are designed to be effective at radical angles.

The Operating System, and the Internal Controls in a Display


Besides the computer that is used to program the sign there is a processor (a controller) or a computer inside the sign in most systems.

We don't have a "computer" in our signs.  The processor (controller) in our signs has the sole purpose to store and control using the commands you send it from the programming computer.

The processor stores huge amounts of data ... far more than you'll ever use, and it's easily upgradable! It is enough memory to change the image on the sign every second for 723 days! 

The memory is permanent and non-volatile, no reprogramming after a power failure.

The quality of the image sent to the LEDs is dependent on the quality of the controller. There is a large difference, as you can see!

Poorly engineered signs are programmed and controlled by a single computer that is hard-wired to the sign and must be left "on" at all times.  Or, in other very poorly designed signs a second "personal computer" is actually installed inside the sign!

Something else to watch out for is PROPRIETARY software and components. Proprietary is BAD, not good. The last thing you want is the usability of your design, or the serviceability, to be dependent on some other company.

Many competitors use cloud software or have proprietary components so that if they go out of business you might as well throw your sign away.

What if they decide to start charging you for the use of their cloud? What if they decide to start marking their service parts up 1000%?

If, heaven forbid, we go out of business and our processor fails, you can also replace it with several brands of generic processors (controllers) and operate your sign.  It may not be as efficient, versatile, and friendly as our system, but it will work.


Both programmers (or controllers) are showing the same image on the same sign, for a "head-to-head" comparison.

 

FREE Programming


We will program one computer with programming software for free as a part of our Turn-Key™ installation.

The sign runs on its own internal processor so the programming computer only needs to be "on" when you are changing the program.

Programming Software


"Our guy who did all the programming for the sign doesn't work here anymore and we can't get into the software to change the message.  It has a password and we don't know what it is.  I tried calling the company that built it but they're no longer in business!"
Mary Chriswell, Adams Valley Farms

More than any other part of the sign the programming software determines the usability of the system.

Most sellers of LED Display signs, whether they manufacture their signs or import them from China, brag about their "Proprietary" software used to operate their signs.

We don't.

Even though our key personnel are very comfortable writing computer programs in several programming languages, we realize that we will never be smarter than the thousands of Microsoft® engineers who worked together to create PowerPoint®.

Because of this, we created our open-architecture programming software designed to use PowerPoint® to create your animation and messaging; or CorelDRAW®, or Photoshop®, or any graphics software you are familiar with.

You already know how to program the sign because there's no new proprietary programming system to learn.  However, tutorials are a part of our programming.

Proprietary is BAD, not good.  Our system uses the ingenuity and creativity of thousands of software engineers, not just a small handful of programmers.

Cloud software is REALLY bad, not good. Do you really want your sign, that costs thousands of dollars, dependant on some 3rd party to keep it operating? What if they go out of business, or start charging exorbitant fees for their services?

Our programming is quick and easy, and “automatically” brings you more and more customers, without ANY increase in expenses!

Ask our Sales Representative for more details on the software, or come in to our showroom and see for yourself!

Street-Smart Marketing Programs Available


In response to some of our customer’s needs, we have created subscription marketing programs so that you don't have to be marketing savvy, or creative, or even attentive to the sign.

We'll do it for you!

Our backgrounds include University-trained graphic arts, business, marketing, and psychology professionals.

You can tell us what your goals are for your Sunburst™ LED Sign, and we will create an effective marketing program for you. We'll handle everything, including updating it on your sign (still without needing cloud based or proprietary software.)

Ask for details.

Other Capabilities Of Our LED Signs


  • Enhanced™ Display Mode

  • Text

  • Graphics

  • Animations

  • Slideshows

  • Video

  • Sound (if you have speakers you would like to attach to it)

  • Live Video or TV Streaming

  • Scheduling (by month, day, time of day, special occasions, etc.)

  • Double-Sided Programming

  • Display Appearance (with or without a border around the LEDs)

  • Time / Temperature Display

  • Wired / Wireless / Internet programming options

  • Superior Ventilation for Texas heat

  • Front Access for fast, efficient service

  • Repairability / Adjustability

  • ETL Listed for install anywhere in the United States

Ask us for details.

The Savings Advantage of a “Listed" Sign


Listed Signs Save You Money.

Sunburst Displays Video Displays and Electronic Message Centers, because they are Listed, are approved to operate with approximately 40% of the power supply requirements of unlisted signs.

This is a huge savings in installation costs, as only 1/3 of the comparable electrical service needs to be provided.

And since the National Electrical Code limits the branch circuits serving signs to 20 amps maximum, this equates to many fewer circuits.

For safety, an untested sign (not Listed) must be supplied with enough electricity to meet the total “continuous” needs of each internal components rating.  (Each components rating x 125%)

A Listed sign has been tested as a whole, and the amount of energy actually used has been determined.  The sign is approved for use when supplied with this amount of electricity, regardless of the ratings of the individual components.

This is always much less than the rating of each internal component taken individually, so the cost of installing electricity to the sign will be significantly less.

Energy Caveat


Some electronic message center manufacturers overdrive their LEDs to make them brighter (usually because they are using inferior LEDs.)

Besides shortening the lifetime of the display to 1/6 of a properly manufactured display, it also wastes energy.

Sunburst Displays™ does not do this.

We do provide internal overvoltage, low voltage, spike and brownout protection for the sign.  Many manufacturers do not.

Electromagnetic Interference


Radio Frequency (RF) interference from an electronic sign can cause the sign to interfere with radios, cell phones, radar, TV signals, automatic door openers, hospital equipment, etc.

Radio frequency interference can also cause radios, cell phones, radar, automatic door openers, TV signals, hospital equipment, etc. to interfere with an electronic sign.

Ask us about what we have done to test our signs for EMC and EMI, and what we have done to keep this from being a problem for you.

The Signs Manufacturing On-Location Sales Team's Personalized Service


No matter what types of signs you are interested in, our sales team, consisting of 11 highly-trained individuals, is at your beck and call.

Let us meet with you in your office, or at your new signs location, or home, or anywhere.

You will probably have a firm quotation for what you want during our meeting; certainly no more than a day later.

Visit Our Demonstration Showroom


Signs Manufacturing™ built an 85’ by 50’ (over 4,000 sq ft) indoor sign lighting laboratory for testing the longevity, visibility, and effectiveness of all the lighted signs we manufacture.

We have opened our laboratory to the public, for FREE, adding a Sign Showroom that includes LED Video Displays because we realized how important one would be to consumers.

If you are considering purchasing an LED Video Display or Digital LED Message Center sign this exclusive opportunity will be particularly important.  You must determine which display type, and which LED spacing is best, so that your sign will be successful considering how you will use it.  Therefore, 6 mm, 8 mm, and 10 mm Balanced Array™ 4+billion-color exposed-LED Video Display signs,  Classic™ Series 4+billion-color exposed pixel-cluster LED Video Display signs, and SMD 4+billion-color enclosed-LED Video Display signs are always available for you to compare to monochrome LED message centers or 4-thousand-shade display signs.

If the technical data above confused you, you MUST see the differences between signs in person.

Don't buy a sign from a drawing when you can actually see and compare real signs.

"I almost made a huge mistake by not listening to you and visiting your showroom prior to buying my sign.  I thought I knew what I wanted, after listening to so many salespeople...boy, was I wrong.  My vision of the sign did not jibe with what it would really turn out to be, even after viewing so many drawings.  It was obvious the moment I entered the showroom.  If I had stuck to my guns my sign would have been a disaster.  I would have wasted a lot of money."
Cecil Drake, Drake Communications

Free Gift for Visiting Showroom

Free On-Site Demonstrations


Arrange an on-site demonstration today!  Demonstrations are available in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex and all of North Texas.

View first-hand the importance of everything we discuss below.

Controlling Message Center Cost


Electronic Message Centers cost a lot of money, but they achieve tremendous results.

To keep from spending more money than necessary, consider the design of your sign and the results you want to achieve.

Rather than purchase a larger, blank, rectangular message center and display your name and all other information on it, consider incorporating signage that constantly displays the messages you want to constantly display.  It will cost less, and look better!

Because we manufacture and install all types of signage, not just electronic message centers, we can design, build, and install the most cost efficient and effective signage for you (see our "Sign Design" page!)

State Licensed Sign Installation and Sign Service


We are a full-service sign company.  We provide sign site surveys, sign permits, sign installation and sign maintenance services for electrical and non-electrical signs for our customers as well as other sign companies.  We provide this work in Dallas, Fort Worth (DFW), and ALL of North Texas and Northeast Texas.

State Sign and Electrical License Numbers:  TECL17503, TSCL18015, TSCL18016.

Quality Certified Signs Technician Q-Check logoOur technicians are also Quality Certified Signs™ certified.   (Click the "Installation & Service" tab for details.)

Over 75,000 Signs Manufactured and InstalledWe serve and have installed signs in the Texas cities of Addison, Aledo, Allen, Alvarado, Anna, Argyle, Arlington, Athens, Aubrey, Avalon, Azle, Balch Springs, Bedford, Benbrook, Blue Mound, Bonham, Briar, Bridgeport, Buckingham, Burleson, Caddo Mills, Canton, Carrollton, Cedar Hill, Celina, Cleburne, Cockrell Hill, Colleyville, The Colony, Combine, Coppell, Corsicana, Crandall, Crowley, Dallas, Dalworthington Gardens, Decatur, Denison, Denton, Desoto, D/FW Airport, Dido, Duncanville, Eagle Mountain Lake, Edgecliff, Ennis, Euless, Everman, Farmers Branch, Farmersville, Ferris, Flower Mound, Forest Hill, Forney, Fort Worth, Frisco, Gainesville, Garland, Glenn Heights, Granbury, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Greenville, Gun Barrel City, Haltom City, Haslet, Highland Park, Hillsboro, Hudson Oaks, Hurst, Hutchins, Irving, Italy, Itasca, Jacksboro, Joshua, Justin, Kaufman, Keene, Keller, Kennedale, Kleberg, Krum, Lake Dallas, Lake Worth, Lakeside, Lancaster, Las Colinas, Lawson, Lewisville, Little Elm, Longview, Mansfield, Marshall, Maypearl, McKinney, Melissa, Mesquite, Midlothian, Milford, Mineral Wells, Mount Pleasant, Mount Vernon, Murphy, Nevada, Newark, North Richland Hills, Ovilla, Palmer, Pantego, Paris, Parker County, Pelican Bay, Pittsburg, Plano, Ponder, Princeton, Prosper, Quinlan, Quitman, Red Oak, Rendon, Richardson, Richland Hills, Rice, River Oaks, Roanoke, Rockwall, Rowlett, Royse City, Sachse, Saginaw, Sansom Park, Sanger, Seagoville, Sherman, Silver Creek, Southlake, Springtown, Stephenville, Sulphur Springs, Sunnyvale, Terrell, Texarkana, Trophy Club, Tyler, University Park, Van Alstyne, Valley View, Watauga, Waxahachie, Weatherford, Wedgewood, Westlake, Weston, Westover Hills, Wheatland, White Settlement, Whitney, Wichita Falls, Willow Park, Wills Point, Wilmer, and Wylie.

ZIP Codes 75001 thru 76958.

Area Codes 214, 254, 430, 469, 682, 817, 903, 940, and 972.

Serving Collin, Cook, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Fannin, Franklin, Grayson, Henderson, Hill, Hood, Hopkins, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Lamar, Navarro, Parker, Rockwall, Somervell, Tarrant, Titus, Van Zandt, Wood, and Wise Counties in Texas.

We also have signs in 43 different states, and 6 other nations.

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