Not really, what happens is that you NEED a minimum thickness of the channel to accommodate the neon or LED. Some regulations require a minimum of 2-1/2 ”thick (if that is the neon lighting, this can not be touching the metal because it will attract electrical defects and shorten its lifetime). You must understand that this is not valid data for all cities (I recommend you consult with a sign contractor).Therefore font styles ideal for channel letters are the letters thick and wide. If you want a thin font line, the most viable solution is to arrange the letters for it won’t lose its style and interior to be capable of accommodating the neon or LED.
Let’s make the comparison, the neon light is traditional, it is manufactured almost anywhere, surely you can always find repair and maintenance. If the neon was made professionally and with good quality parts, this is supposed to last for many years (I’ve known neon manufactured 17 years ago without any repairs). With regard to energy experts say is comparable to cold or fluorescent light. The neon lights depend on a transformer whose cost is almost equal to that used for the LED, the difference is that the neon transformers are much larger than the LED. One feature I particularly like from neon, is that within the channel takes the form of point achieving a uniform illumination reinforcing the shape of the letter. Now the LED light is a relatively new technology, but experts say it is a bit brighter than the neon, I’ll find a brightness very similar to the traditional neon. The truth is that it is much easier to install and approving inspections much easier and faster. Experts say that the LED is maintenance free because it is more durable than neon, but I have seen points (LED’s) off within a channel letter relatively new. The advantage is that the off one or two LEDs only, the other LED’s remain illuminated channel letter.
I have to admit that indeed the LED light consumes less power but it is not very noticeable savings. What I do not like much is that in many cases they are, through the plastic cover, LED illuminated points. Our sign company will help to achieve the effect advertising needs with whatever one you choose. We can also be found in directories for sign companies in Fort Lauderdale as well.
The raceway is a long box support for channel letters. It is an installation system that allows minimal damage to the wall where the sign is installed. Many building owners prefer the raceway because they only make two holes for connection to power supply, compared with the installation directly to the wall, letter by letter requires two holes.