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Channel Letters

There are many different ways to make a sign stand out. Two of the most popular are illumination and dimensionality. Channel letter signs use both. Many of the signs we see are flat; they exist on a two dimensional plane. This goes beyond signs, too, as our phones, computer screens, books, paintings and a lot of the other images and lettering we see only exists within two dimensions. Adding an extra dimension’s worth of depth can really make your sign stand out. And illuminating that sign can’t hurt, either. That is why channel letters can be exceptionally effective.

Channel letters are great for spelling out words that must be noticed. Business signs which display the names of companies and stores can be made all the more effective by using channel letters. If you really want your restaurant or movie theater in Chula Vista to stand out, you should consider using channel letters. Channel letters can be used as business signage, on pole signs, as reception area signs, storefront signs, and more.

Materials are important for channel letters. You have several options when it comes to materials, including: plastic, foam, and various metals such as aluminum, brass, bronze, stainless steel, and more. Because channel letters are illuminated, they are great outdoor signs that can generate even more impressions at night and in the rain or fog.

Lighthouse Sign Co. can design, manufacture, and install top quality channel letters for you in the San Diego area of California. To learn more, please contact us.

Discover All Types of Channel Letters

Browse and personalize a large selection of letter signs for your business in San Diego. With comprehensive fabrication facilities, we can create any design.

  • Face-Lit Signs

    Face-lit or front-lit signs have a translucent fascia. The light shines through the front, like a conventional sign, making each letter stand out. If you are looking for a straightforward but striking sign, face-lit channel letters are ideal.

  • Open-Face Lighting

    Open-face letters are like face-lit signs, but the biggest distinction is that there is no translucent covering over the letters. Since the lighting is exposed, these signs are often teamed with LED neon lighting or Tesla-style light bulbs.

  • Reverse-Lit Signs

    Also called halo-lit channel letters, reverse-lit signs cast a halo-like glow around the letters. This is achieved by illuminating the mounting surface, which makes for a unique, upscale appearance.

  • Combination-Lit Signs

    Combination-lit signs incorporate both reverse and face lighting methods for maximum visibility. These are some of the most eye-catching signs you can get, offering tremendous design possibilities.

Don’t forget the mounting style you choose for your sign will influence the finished look. Some of the most common mounts are raceways, backers, and flush mounts. Each lends the sign a unique appearance, which is why you need to choose carefully. Our team will help you find the right option and hit the sweet spot between cost and visual impact.

Do You Need a Sign Permit for Your Channel Letters in San Diego?

If you are installing a public-facing sign that is outdoors and/or on private property, you will need to obtain a sign permit from the city. This involves submitting blueprints of the sign, detailing its location with a site plan, paying the fee, and completing an inspection.

Unless you have experience with the process, the application can seem daunting. That’s why working with an experienced local team is vitally important. Our experts bring years of experience designing and installing signage and will make obtaining a permit easy. We can assist with filling out the application form, preparing documents, and applying for the sign.

Unlock the Benefits of Custom Channel Letters

Apple, Wells Fargo, Starbucks, and many other Fortune 500 businesses install custom channel letter signs at their locations. Why, you ask? Letter signs offer an exceptional means to project a brand widely. They also create an upscale ambiance that aligns with the premium image these businesses are trying to project.

Personalized channel letter signs are also a great way to make your business stand out in a crowded marketplace. They can even help you make a favorable impression on your offerings and raise the perceived value of your business.

Getting Value from Your Channel Letter Signs

Letter signs are a significant investment for any business. Small indoor signs can start at $1,500, while large outdoor channel letters can cost over $30,000. The cost of your sign will depend heavily on its design, materials, illumination, and mount.

Given the size of this investment, working with an experienced team can make all the difference. When you book a consultation with us, we spend time understanding your needs and goals. This allows our team to advise you on cost-effective options that still provide maximized impact

Lengthening the Lifespan of Your Signs

Channel letters comprise three main elements in their construction: the housing, lighting, and electrical wiring. If low-quality materials are used in any of these elements, the sign will not deliver the hassle-free experience you expect.

Our team uses corrosion-resistant metals for the sign’s body, combining it with modern construction methods for a durable sign. We use LED lighting, which offers around 30 times the longevity of a traditional bulb, and consume one-eighth of the energy. Finally, every sign is carefully wired and weather-sealed to protect it from water seepage.

The Importance of Routine Maintenance for Channel Letters

Modern channel letters will function reliably for years, but that doesn’t mean you can skip regular maintenance. Routine checks identify problems, such as gaps in seals and signs of rust. An experienced sign team will know how to address them before they become serious issues further down the line.

Routine maintenance will also ensure your sign looks appealing through minor paint touch-ups and cleaning. Finally, having a dependable team on call means you have access to emergency repair services, in case your sign is damaged or needs fixing.

Work with a Reliable Company for Channel Letter Signs Near You

Installing an outdoor sign for your business can seem daunting because there are so many little things to watch out for. An experienced team can make the process easy, which is why San Diego businesses trust us for their signs. We offer:

  • Attractive designs that amplify the business’s brand recognition.
  • Knowledgeable guidance for designs, installation locations, messaging, and more.
  • Guidance and assistance with obtaining a sign permit in San Diego.
  • End-to-end service that covers design, production, installation, and maintenance.
  • Lower total cost of ownership thanks to high-quality materials, expert craftsmanship, and LED lighting.

Work with us and receive the personalized service and attention you expect. Unlike online signage options and the big box store, we offer a seamless signage experience.

Contact our San Diego-based team today to discuss your signage needs.

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