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How to choose the right LED church sign

 

The digital ear requires an effective and efficient form of communication. Instead of relying on orthodox notification boards, you need to upgrade yourself to LED sign boards. These boards are highly effective for any brand, company or even a church.  There are different names of LED sign including digital display, message center, electronic signs or reader boards. The main objective of these outstanding flat panel screens is to make it possible for you to get your message across your audience.

Wall mount, double sided, a single face, an indoor digital sign or an outdoor LED sign can help you leave a huge impact of potential and current visitors. These flat display panels using light emitting diodes as pixels to generate videos and images are going to be the future of every church. Having a high quality LED church sign is imperative in order to communicate the schedule of events, times of services and other community happenings.

Besides communicating with the people driving by, a good LED church sign leaves a good first impression for first-time visitors as well. Therefore, you need to have your LED sign placed at the right distance; it should be of the right size and it should have the right resolution. There are multiple factors that need consideration in order to choose the right digital LED sign for your church. We will provide you with the complete guidelines on how to choose an LED sign that suits your needs to perfection.


 

Working of LED church signs

 

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To upload graphics and messages a digital sign requires a source of energy may it be electricity and connection via cellular networks, wireless or cable. This is unlike the traditional methods of changing characters.

Most church LEDs come with an inbuilt content management system, but they also work seamlessly with the church’s management system. The digital church sign offers feasibility and efficiency. Instead of wasting hours on writing a message and then putting it up, with digital signs everything is completed in a matter of seconds. Likewise, changing the message on the digital sign requires even less time. A digital church sign allows you to schedule your messages, announcements, and notifications. For example, during the day, church members can advertise weekly services while at night they can provide information regarding upcoming community events.
 

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City Policies regarding LED size 
 

Before ordering an LED sign for your church, it is important to check with city policies. Often cities have a strict policy of not having church LED sign bigger than a certain size. In general, the church sign cannot be bigger than 120 inches by 1980 inches and smaller than 12 inches by 12 inches. However, certain courts including the Supreme Court of US strike down this rule. Thus, you need to be sure of the limitation before getting down to choosing the best digital LED.
 

The Objective of an LED church sign
 

You must already know that LED signs come in different sizes, shapes, and features. Before you finalize your church LED you to need to know the objective that the church LED is going to serve. If the purpose is to make a text-based announcement, a simple LED sign will work. If  you want to add pictures, videos, and photos, you will have to choose accordingly. A multi-graphic LED is a great option if you want to attract attention. In case you believe videos to be a little flashy, you can always opt for a small-sized LED sign. However, if you plan to display videos sometime in the future we suggest you choose a medium or a large size LED sign board.
 

Choosing the right size
 

There are several things that need consideration in order to choose the right LED sign for your church. Nonetheless, there are three major factors that you cannot avoid.
 

Display visibility
 

In case your LED sign is set far away from the highway or traffic road, you need to choose a bigger size of the LED. In case the sign is close to the road, you can get away with a smaller size. For instance, if your digital sign is about 30 feet away from the main road and the traffic moves about 40 km/h, your LED should be able to display a text height of about 50mm.
 

LED utilization
 

It is important to consider the utilization of LED digital signage. If you use signal color or monochrome LED, it is highly likely that you just want to display text messages to your visitors. In this case, it is important to have a larger size display to increase the readability of the text and to get your message across effectively.
 

Full-color display
 

If you want to share community pictures from the previous event, you need to go for color LED display. A good minimum size display is. 3’x6’ display. This size of full-color digital signage will allow you to display potential videos, animation, and graphics and the size is appropriate if the sign is near the road.
 

 

Indoor digital sign vs. outdoor digital sign

 

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In general, churches use outdoor digital signs, but now it seems that the church indoor digital signs are the modern day ministry tools. These brightly lit displays make it possible for you to make an impactful difference. LED walls is a perfect example of an indoor church sign. You might think it to be expensive in comparison with other options such as projectors, but LED walls are a long-lasting investment. Unlike projectors that require periodic repairing such as changing of bulbs, light engines etc., LED walls are good to go forever.
 

Outdoor LED sign
 

If the objective of the digital LED is to deliver a message to potential visitors, then the outdoor LED sign is the best way. However, unlike indoor digital sign, you need to consider a different aspect while choosing an outdoor LED signage board.
 

Optimal brightness
 

Unlike, indoor LED signage board that works well even with less display, for outdoors LED optimal brightness is inevitable. The rule of thumb is to have a minimum brightness rating of 2,000 nits to make it fairly visible in the sun. In case your LED has nits below 2,000 you will have to put it under a tent or a shade. For a LED to be completely viewable in full light, it needs to have a brightness of 5,500 nits or above.
 

Note: nits id a measure of luminance
 

IP rating
 

The IP rating is a critical piece of information that requires proper consideration for your LED to work well in board daylight. However, the question here is what exactly is IP rating?
 

Define IP rating
 

The international electrotechnical commission has IP codes for less. IP (Ingress Protection marking or International Protection Marking) is a rating system that classifies the degree of protection offered by an electrical system against different ingresses such as accidental contact, water or dust.

The two-digit rating system provides information regarding the protection of electronic elements from different ingress. The first digit is protection against solid ingress as dust. Its scale ranges from 0-6, 0 meaning no protection and 6 meaning complete protection.

Likewise, the second digit in the scale relates to protective quality against multidirectional water submersion for a certain period. The second digit scale ranges from 0-8, 0 means indicates no protection and 8 indicates maximum protection.

So, when you buy an LED sign that claims to be waterproof, do not forget to check its IP rating.
 

Importance of IP rating for church outdoor LED signs

 

 

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It is important that an outdoor LED sign has good IP rating. We believe that a minimum of IP54 is imperative for a good outdoor LED sign and IP65 offers the highest protection. Most high-quality LED signs have gone through rigorous testing to meet the IP rating.
 

Temperature regulation
 

When you place a digital sign outside your church, you need to maintain its optimal internal temperature. The outdoor LEDs are constantly on, thus not maintaining its optimal internal temperature can lead to problems including fading pictures, mismatched colors, and dying pixels. Install an HVAC system in the LED screen sign to regulate its internal temperature android to prevent undesired issues.
 

Routine maintenance
 

There is no doubt that outdoor church LED signs tend to take a beating from climate change. If you live in a place that has extreme weather conditions, it is important to have a regular check-up of LEDs done by professionals. This will boost their lifespan and thus save you the cost of buying a new one.
 

 Additional protection
 

Weather does affect the condition and lifespan of an LED. Therefore, buying an LED with additional protection such as protective glass will increase its durability. We recommend that for an outdoor LED sign, you should opt for that comes with a protective glass attached to the LED.
 

Types of traffic
 

For better results, always pay attention to the type of traffic that will be viewing your digital sign boards. Meaning the type of traffic reading the digital sign board. Human eyes are not designed to register high definition LED signs while zipping down the high. If the audience is traveling down the road at 65 mph, it is a waste of such a display.

Nonetheless, if the traffic is moving at a slower speed or walking, it is easier to identify between a low and high-resolution screen. In this case, having a low resolution can be troublesome for the audience eyes and it will leave a bad impact.
 

Reading speeds and viewing time
 

For effective results, you need to know the amount of time driving traffic will be able to observe the display. If you have a good idea about the appropriate time, you can deliver in a better way. We have come up with two tables; first will tell you about the height of text and the viewing distance reading time in seconds and the second will tell you about the viewing distance comprehension in words.

 

The duration of readability: Letter Size/Speed in Seconds

 

30 MPH

40 MPH

60 MPH

80 MPH

6 inches

1.4 seconds

1 seconds

0.7 seconds

0.5 seconds

8 inches

1.8 seconds

1.4 seconds

0.9 seconds

0.7 seconds

12 inches

3 seconds

2 seconds

1.5 seconds

1 seconds

18 inches

4 seconds

 3 seconds

2 seconds

1.5 seconds

24 inches

5.5 seconds

4 seconds

2.75 seconds

2 seconds

36 inches

8 seconds

6 seconds

4 seconds

3 seconds

 

 

The viewing distance comprehension in words

Mm

m

40Km/hr

50Km/hr

60Km/hr

80Km/hr

100Km/hr

110Km/hr

50

30.4

8.8

7.1

5.9

4.4

3.5

3.2

75

45.6

13.2

10.6

8.8

6.6

5.3

4.8

100

60.8

17.6

14.1

11.8

8.8

7.1

6.4

125

76.0

22.0

17.6

14.7

11.0

8.8

8.0

150

91.2

26.4

21.2

17.6

13.2

10.6

9.6

175

106.4

30.9

24.7

20.6

15.4

12.3

11.2

200

121.6

35.3

28.2

23.5

17.6

14.1

12.8

250

152.0

44.1

35.3

29.4

22.0

17.6

16.0

300

182.4

52.9

42.3

35.3

26.4

21.2

19.2

350

212.7

61.7

49.4

41.1

30.9

24.7

22.4

400

243.1

70.5

56.4

47.0

35.3

28.2

25.6

500

303.9

88.1

70.5

58.8

44.1

35.3

32.1

600

364.7

105.8

84.6

70.5

52.9

42.3

38.5

800

486.3

141.0

112.8

94.0

70.5

56.4

51.3

1000

607.8

176.3

141.0

117.5

88.1

70.5

64.1

1500

911.8

264.4

211.6

176.3

132.2

105.8

96.2

 

 
Conclusion
 

The church is always on a budget, thus shifting to an LED sign is an important step for them. Nonetheless, there are several advantages offered by LED signs. These advantages overcome the price hurdle.

 

LED signs are energy efficient. They use 50 percent less power in comparison to fluorescent or Neon signage. Another major merit is its long-lasting lifespan. An LED signage works well for more than a decade. It is reliable and it has an extremely low maintenance cost. Its strong build allows it to withstand extreme weathers. Therefore, it is always a good decision to invest in a good, robust LED signs for long term effective results.

 

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