LED Lighting vs Fluorescent Tube Lighting

Here at Focos Displays, we believe that LED light bulbs are the ideal long term solution for any lighting related topics. This assessment stems from rigorous and exhaustive testing done on our end. A side-by-side comparison of LED lighting systems with fluorescent T5 lighting systems have shown us significant differences in how these two systems line up which we have outlined below;

1) Shelf Life
Fluorescent light bulbs have a rated life span of upto 10,000 hours while LED light bulbs have a rated life span of upto 50,000 hours. Even at the end of its lifespan, LED light bulbs still run at 50% of its capability. To keep up with LED light bulbs, the fluorescent light bulbs would have to be replaced approximately 5 times.

2) Heat Transfer
Fluorescent light bulbs use heat to generate light while LED bulbs use energy to generate light. We see this time and time again with respect to our light boxes where the T5 light boxes tend to get warmer on touch compared to our LED light boxes which maintain a lukewarm temperature throughout operation.

3) Eco Friendly
Fluorescent light bulbs contain mercury and glass which are toxic for the environment. LED light bulbs on the other hand contain no harmful chemicals. They also do not emit any UV light which is common in fluorescent light bulbs.

4) Adaptability
Fluorescent light bulbs generally produce a cold blue or white light. LED light bulbs are more adaptable and are available in a wide range of colors and are ideal for use in any lighting environment.

5) Energy Utilization
LED light bulbs consume less power compared to fluorescent light bulbs. This results in lower energy costs for the end user. While fluorescent light bulbs are a cheaper upfront alternative, LED light bulbs provide significant long term cost saving benefits.

Choosing the perfect light box for your restaurant

A lot of people we meet are always curious to know how one of our light boxes can help them achieve their advertising needs for their business. In the case of our restaurant clients, we always emphasize that “less is more” since our light boxes provide tremendous promotional value by themselves. All that is needed is a killer informational graphic showcasing your menu and you are basically good to go. Take for example our wall suspended Clear Frame LED Light Box. These illuminated frames can be hung right in front of a glass wall or window which allows your restaurant to attract regular passers-by and helps transform them from casual window shoppers to actual paying customers. An example of these transparent acrylic frames can be seen in the picture below. For more information, click here.

Here’s why we believe our LED solutions are a step above the rest

LED’s have become the de-facto solution for all your lighting needs. Their flexibility and stability are second to none and it’s no surprise they have surpassed fluorescent tubes in usage. At Focos Displays, we take pride in the various LED products we provide. Here’s why you should use our LED solutions;

– Our LED’s provide clear, bright lighting unlike other competing brands.

– Our LED’s have a long shelf life (over 50,000 hours) which allow for extended usage with minimal heat diffusion.

– Our LED’s are environmentally friendly and easy to dispose when needed.

– Our LED’s are small and flexible which allow them to be used in an extensive variety of shapes, sizes,and configurations.

– Our LED’S consume low power using almost 50% less than regular fluorescent tubes.

– Our LED’s are highly durable and extremely lightweight.

– Our LED’s are CSA compliant and UL Listed (unless stated otherwise).

Thinking of purchasing a new LED sign – Here’s a few tips!

Purchasing a sign can be a pretty big deal so we have compiled a small list of tips to help you make the right choice;

Investing in the Right Sign

While there are many cheap options available on the market, it does not necessarily translate into a suitable sign for your brand or even for your business. While low-cost signage might help in the short run, it always pays to invest in a higher quality sign which would lead to less headaches and ultimately help serve your business on a long-term basis.

Choosing the sign that fits your business

It is vital that you choose the sign that best represents who you are as a business. This does not just involve selecting the right size and style but making sure the sign is optimally placed so that your customers have the best possible exposure. Deviating from these simple tips can prove costly and could result in expensive and time consuming replacements and modifications that may add up over time. At Focos Displays, we offer a variety of sizes and styles for you to choose from as well as suggestions on how to maximize your sign’s potential.

Prints for your Sign

One of the other key factors to take into account when purchasing a sign is how easy it can be to replace. This is essential if you are constantly changing the content that is displayed to your clientele. Using frames with removable graphic prints would be an ideal solution in this scenario and the costs associated with this are reasonably low. We at Focos Displays have the privilege of offering high quality digital printing services which can help in this regard.

Content is Key

One of the few areas that business owners tend to lose focus is content. Information overload can confuse or mislead your clientele which would result in them being unable to decipher the message put across. Instead, focus on using a clean layout with a clear, concise message. This can go a long way in drawing more attention and clientele to your business.

Maintenance

Maintenance is another key factor in extending the shelf life of your new LED sign. This could be as simple as using a damp cloth to clean the sign or manually opening the sign to make sure there are no wiring or electrical issues. This can go a long way in reducing hazardous safety issues which may arise at a later date. You can rest easy knowing that every Focos Display sign we sell are CSA and UL certified, which are the industry standard when it comes to safety.

A few photos of our products in action at Evoque, Surrey BC

A few weeks ago, we had the opportunity to work with Maskeen on their new housing project “Evoque” located in Surrey BC. Evoque is a brand new and innovative townhouse development currently in pre-construction. Our goal was to provide a comprehensive promotional experience that would enthrall as well as educate visitors at the on-site show home. Check out some of the photos below to see our light boxes and touch screen display in action at the show home.

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Our Aberdeen Mall adventure

One of the latest projects we undertook involved a complete redesign of the existing food court at the Aberdeen Mall in Richmond, Canada. Richmond is unique in the sense that it is home to one of the largest Asian communities outside of Asia and so our frames were designed keeping that in mind. We also had the opportunity to work first hand with a local sign company called Quality Awning & Signs who designed and built the store signs. Overall we were quite happy with how everything turned out. Check out the photos below to see the final redesigns.

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