Illuminated Street Name Signs for Even the Worst Winters

Illuminated street name signs are some of our favorite traffic signage to sell here at National Sign and Signal. Unlike standard street name signs, our illuminated signs can cut through dark nights and thick fog alike—all while being less than 5 lbs. per square foot.

Literally speaking, these illuminated street name signs are the signs that guide us to our destinations every day. They’re reliable, durable, and easy to see for nearly all drivers, yet we only ever notice them when we need them. Then, we don’t think about them again until we need to find our way once more.

Because these signs are so critical for everyday life, we want to take this month’s blog post to shine a spotlight on them for once. Today, we’ll be discussing two major factors that make illuminated street name signs the ideal signage: their reliability, and their effectiveness.

The Reliability of Illuminated Street Name Signs

Reliability is one of the most crucial factors of any illuminated street name signs. But that begs the question: how do we measure the reliability of a sign?

Here at National Sign and Signal, we use a combination of metrics to measure a sign’s reliability. Namely, we measure:

  • Sign weight
  • Durability
  • Mounting Capabilities

If only one of these metrics is below par, the entire sign, itself, is at risk for failure. Mounting capabilities are critical because it’s essential we know how long a sign can safely be in use. Sign weight is essential because it determines how long a sign can be mounted. Durability, well, you get the idea.

So how do our illuminated street name signs measure up? See for yourself:

  • Sign Weight: Only 5 lbs. per square foot
  • Durability: Shatter-resistant fiberglass circuit boards
  • Mounting Capabilities: Tri-stud and rigid mounting available; works up to at least the 7 year life expectancy of the sign

All in all, we feel this design is strong enough to get the job done all across the nation. Don’t just take our word for it, though; our clients feel the same way. Whether its blistering Florida summers or frigid Michigan winters, our customers across the United States prefer National Sign and Signal for our reliability in all climates.

The Effectiveness of Illuminated Street Name Signs

Given how important they are to everyday life, our team at National Sign and Signal work hard to ensure our illuminated street name signs are effective. But how do we do it? Well, we start with the most important part: the illumination itself.

We engineer these signs with Ultrabright LED technology. In a nutshell, that means we brightly backlight the sign’s message so that it stands out while also ensuring the lighting is even across the lettering. From there, we maximize the life expectancy of the lighting while also ensuring that it experiences little to no light degradation throughout its lifespan. At the end of the day, we’re able to accomplish a 60,000 hour LED life expectancy—that’s just under 7 years.

Suffice it to say, illuminated street name signs often go unappreciated despite the many great things they do for us. With the help of these signs, millions of motorists are able to find their way every day. Though we frequently consider what’s written on them, it’s rare that motorists consider what’s inside of them. Through today’s blog post, we hope that we’ve been able to spread an appreciation for illuminated street name signs both inside and out.

If you’d like to order your own illuminated street name signs today, click here to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!