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Digital LED Sign Retrofit – Top 3 Reasons to Retrofit

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Digital LED Sign Retrofit – Top 3 Reasons to Retrofit

What do you think a Digital LED Sign retrofit of your business signs could save you? The City of Ottawa expects to save $4 million annually by 2020 because of their LED street light retrofit.

To see if an LED signage retrofit makes sense for your company talk to an expert with experience in all forms of lighting. Media Resources is such a company.

Media Resources offers coast-to-coast coverage and has over 50 years of experience. Our pledge says it all – “Promises Made. Promises Delivered”. We’re happy to say many of our clients have been with us for over 40 years.

Our Digital LED Display division has worked with light emitting diodes for decades. If you would like our LED lighting experts to help in your retrofit decision, please give us a call!

1. Produce Significant Savings

  • Improved Energy Efficiency: You hear this daily, LED lighting yields significant energy cost savings. Results vary depending on numerous factors, but tests by one of Media Resources suppliers, Global Lux, show that retrofitting a sign from fluorescent lamps to their Literod LED lamp series can save 61% in energy costs.
  • Less Maintenance: LED lighting typically requires maintenance only once every 5-10 years, compared to annual or quarterly service trips (sometimes more frequently) associated with more traditional lighting systems. This service reduction can significantly add to your bottom line.
  • Longer Lifespan: A well-fabricated LED light can last a decade or more – significantly longer than the lifespan associated with traditional lighting. They also don’t break as easily meaning lower costs from storm damage and mishandling.
  • Financial Incentives: Various financial incentives have been given for upgrading to Energy Star rated products like LEDs. Check with your local provider to see if you’re eligible.
  • Quick Return on Investment: Payback periods for LED installations range on average from 1-3 years, meaning it doesn’t take long for your business to start enjoying financial returns (payback periods vary).
2. Better Reflect Your Company’s Image

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  • Hot Spot Elimination: We’ve all seen fluorescent hot spots, uneven lighting, and of course the frequent dark spots caused by lamp burnout. LEDs can easily be arranged to eliminate hot spots. And with a lifespan that exceeds fluorescents many times over, burn outs are of minimal concern.
  • Clean, Clear Light: LEDs produce a crisp, clean light. Traditional fluorescent bulbs often produce a less desirable yellow look which can also shift the colours in your graphics.
  • Instant Light: Fluorescents and other types of traditional lighting typically take a while to warm up to full illumination, whereas LEDs are instantly on!
  • Better Cold Weather Performance: Cold temperatures have little effect on LED lights. Light output for fluorescents, and many types of neon, drops significantly as temperatures go down, particularly below freezing.
  • Visibility You Can Count On: LED lighting is less prone to failing, meaning your business signage remains illuminated and visible to more prospective customers.
3. Easy, Environmental, Safe, The Future

  • Relatively Easy Conversion: By replacing your existing bulbs with LED lamps, your signage solutions expert can achieve LED retrofitting with minimal disruption to your business operations.
  • Reduced Environmental Impact: (1) Unlike fluorescent lighting and neon, LED illumination does not contain hazardous chemicals phosphor or mercury. (2) LED signs use so much less power that they reduce the strain on the power grid which has significant environmental advantages.
  • Safer: LED lights run on extremely low voltage compared to traditional neon systems that run on as many as 15,000 volts, thus reducing the risk of fire.
  • The Future is LED: LED lighting components have become standardized and are becoming more readily available than traditional lighting, which is increasingly being mandated out of existence.

Don’t be left in the dark. See how an LED retrofit would benefit your company, fill out the contact form below and we’ll be in touch to discuss



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VISION3D Helps Kick Off the CFL Grey Cup | 3D Printing | 3D Fabrication

VISION3D Helps Kick Off the CFL Grey Cup | 3D Printing | 3D Fabrication

Earlier this fall the Canadian Football League asked Media Resources if we’d like to run a play at the 106th Grey Cup festivities. As an integrated sign services provider we put our entire team at their disposal: digital LED scoreboards, sign service & installation, grand format printing and 3D fabrication.

For this game our 3D (VISION3D) and installation divisions were selected to play. Our part of the game plan included 3D props ranging from a 6’ long football, giant CFL logo’d helmet, size 186 shoe, goal post, essentially everything in the picture but the players!

Objects not as heavy as they are made to appear

Objects not as heavy as they are made to appear

The process started with CNC carving out of EPS foam (3D printing not used for this project). Next came hard coating for durability (so the players could sit on the football). Hand airbrushing and vinyl graphics got the pieces ready for kick off. Then we lateraled to our installation and service team in Edmonton to build the walls and mount all the pieces — a Media Resources team effort!

While Media Resources scored big at the Grey Cup the final victory went to the Calgary Stampeders winning 27 to 16 over the Ottawa Redblacks. Congratulations Stampeders!!

If your company is interested in discussing 3D props for your next big game, give the VISION3D team at Media Resources a call!

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