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One of the most popular kinds of lettering for business facilities today is channel sign letters. These letters are the neon letters that are prominently seen in company facilities and shopping malls that effectively bring in clients to their organization and will make you choose between internal lit vs not illuminated.


These signs are generally extruded metal structures that include plastic faces, where its internal part is filled with neon lighting. The metal structures used in these letters are typically made from aluminum or steel. Of the 2, aluminum costs a bit more than steel letters.

Aluminum is lighter and does not rust

Nevertheless, although pricey, aluminum letters never rust while steel letters tend to rust. This rust will then cause stain damage to the surrounding wall and roofing area of the business. Furthermore, aluminum letters are lighter than steel and can be installed using fewer mounting components.

The constructed channel light is then set up with neon glass based on specs after which the colored letter face is attached to the letter front. Depending on whether you choose internal lit vs not illuminated. Private letters are then wired to a transformer that is in the raceway or behind the wall as per the selected mounting approach.

Different installing methods

There are 2 methods to mount channel sign letters; they can either be installed separately, directly on the wall or mounted upon a rectangular shaped sort of box called a raceway. Of the 2, the separately installed letters look, in the viewpoint of many people, much better than the raceway mounted kind of letters.

When separately mounting letters, the installing pattern is very first laid on the storefront and after that holes are drilled for both hanging letters and running electricity. This type of installation expenses more as it takes more time to install than raceway mounting.

Raceway mounting is generally done in the factory where each letter is pre-spaced and after that installed on the raceway. This makes it easy to install the lettering as the raceway, and not the private letters have to be installed and wired to the wall.