Electric Backlit Cabinets

Electric Backlit Cabinets

Internally illuminated (back lit) cabinets are very popular . We offer a large variety of shapes and sizes. We also offer back lit signs that have multi-messages. Internally illuminated cabinets with Electronic Billboards, or Reader Board faces with changeable Zip style letters, are ideal when you want to change your message periodically for little extra cost.
Most of the cabinet applications use high output fluorescent lighting. These lamps are very energy-efficient and have the life expectancy of 1 to 2 years.

Plastic face materials: There are three basic types: acrylic (Plexiglas), high impact acrylic, and polycarbonate (Lexan). Polycarbonate is the toughest and most durable (impact/ shatter resistance) and comes in the largest material sizes, however it will yellow/discolor faster with sun and time and it is the costliest. For larger applications we recommend 0.150 inch polycarbonate. For smaller applications we recommend the lower cost 3/16 inch thick acrylic.

Vinyl marking materials ... translucent vinyl is the most common and most appropriate marking material is also significantly more expensive when compared to standard opaque vinyl marking materials. If absolutely minimal cost is the highest priority please keep the following points in mind as you specify the layout (design) of your face:

*Background colors which coat-out the majority of the surface area add significantly to cost.
*For short-term markings, opaque intermediate or premium vinyls may be usable
*Keep complexity of graphics to a minimum (ie: using drop shadows, borders, many colors, logos with lots of detail will add to cost of sign).