Lighted Channel Letters

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Lighted Channel Letters2022-05-24T13:14:49+00:00

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3d Sign Factory can light up your sign with 5 different lighted letter and logo products. You can choose to order your cans and faces alone (with several products suitable for Neon or LED) or buy them fully populated, balanced and tested with GE Tetra LEDs and corresponding transformers. 3d Sign Factory lit letter products are UL recognized components, meeting all UL specifications for electric signs. As always, all 3d Sign Factory manufactured products are backed with our unconditional lifetime guarantee.

IMchannelTimes-royalfoamThe 5 LED Lighted Products available from 3d Sign Factory:

Injection Molded Channel Letters

Each Injection Molded Channel Letter is perfect due to the precision toolmaking of the molds used to make this product. While only 2 type styles are available, they can be ordered in nearly any combination of can and face colors. When combined with the EDGE-GLO face (Red Only), this letter is 100% injection molded and ready to ship within 2 days. For ordering, choose style, letter size, copy, can color, face color, trim color and specify with or without LEDs.

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3d Sign Factory Injection Molded Channel Letters are the perfect way to cost- effectively illuminate your sign. These 5” deep letters blend in seamlessly with other fabricated channel letters. The only difference is, that these letters will not dent, corrode, or show adverse signs of weathering. In the event that a catastrophic event does happen to the face, 3d Sign Factory’s lifetime guarantee allows you to replace the face without needing a measurement of the existing can as each letter is exactly like the first. The cans are made of Artek, a spaceage plastic that is impact resistant and passes all UL flamability requirements for illuminated signage for both high voltage and low voltage applications.


Lite Formed Channel

Our six most popular lit letter styles are available with just a 4-6 day manufacturing time. These styles meet all UL low voltage requirements. Choose from 8 different face colors, each of which is matched to the most popular LED wavelengths. The 2.5″ deep, matched can and face, demonstrate the beauty of 3d Sign Factory’s slim-line design.

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The new low-profile look of Lite Formed Channel Letters are sure to make you happy. The new slim-line design with near invisible can and trimless face, allows channel letters to go places they have never been before. Now channel letters can go indoor, as part of POP displays, behind front desk areas, or anywhere you want illumination without the large 5” protrusion of a bent aluminum channel can. Aside from its sleek looks, the face material of the Lite Formed Channel Letters has been specially formulated to work with LED wavelengths to promote the best diffusion and light translucency for eye-popping brightness.

GemLiteDepth-royalfoamEach Lite Formed Channel Letter comes with an opaque white can approximately 3/4” deep and a corresponding face made from a translucent, LED compatible (built in diffusion) face color. The face can be made either with a flat, round, prismatic or other sculptured profile to match your customer’s needs. The light visible to bystanders will be emitted not only from the face but also from the sidewalls of the face portion of the letter. Round face letters particularly have a striking look using this manufacturing technique. Some customers have also accented Lite letters by applying a translucent vinyl onto the surface of trans-white Lite faces so the face emits a desired color and the light through the sides of the letter face create a halo effect for the sign. For design questions concerning Lite Formed Channel Letters, call us at 904-345-5400.

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Lite Formed Channel Panels


3d Sign Factory Lite Channel Panels are the best way to add illumination to letters as small as 1” in height while maintaining a simple way to design, manufacture & install. Channel panels are the perfect compliment for ATM machines, POP advertising, logo creation to use in conjunction with other Lite letters—or just about anywhere a beautiful, durable LED illuminated sign is required. Due to the physical properties of our CAB material, large panel faces will require sufficient copy to prevent warping.

Included in the price of the Lite Channel Panels are a face with 1 translucent LED color and 1 opaque painted background color and an opaque white can. For multi-color applications customers may order translucent white panel faces and apply translucent vinyl to achieve effects as seen in the “24H” installation. These panels can be ordered in conjunction with standard or custom letter styles to complete nearly any installation.

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8 Standard Translucent Face Colors Specifically Formulated for LED Illumination

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Opaque white cans are required for UL recognition as the material has been specifically identified by

Lot#, material thickness and composition. This opaque white reflects more light through the faces than other colors, and will also prevent most LED lighting systems from showing through the can side-walls–unless the LED modules are placed within 1” of the letter return. If a different can color is required or 100% opacity is required on the can, Royal Foam will charge an additional 15% to paint the can exteriors.

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FabHaloA-royalfoamFabricated Stainless Steel Letters

For even greater convenience and spectacular halo effect–add an LED package to our premium stainless steel fabricated letters. 3d Sign Factory supplies GE Tetra LED modules and transformers with our LED package for longest guaranteed life and easiest installation.

Backlight your Fabricated Letters with LEDs

Through the use of Low Voltage LEDs, 3d Sign Factory Fabricated Letters can be easily backlit to provide a rich halo effect.LEDsTransformer-royalfoam

Order an LED package and you will receive the following:

  • Removable can mounting option with a clear Lexan back
  • Threaded mounting studs and spacers (1-1/2″ long spacers are the most common)
  • Insides of cans painted white for optimal reflectivity
  • Installation of LEDs to inside of Lexan back (choose from Red, White, Wm White, Green or Blue)
  • Balancing and testing of LED modules and lead wire connections
  • Appropriate transformers (power supplies) to power complete set
  • Lead wires (pigtails), 12″ long standard length, for attachment of letters to power supply lines
  • All exposed terminal connections capped
  • Lead wire holes drilled in Lexan backs
  • Wire instruction guidelines for proper installation

Optional UL Recognized package

  • Attached 12″ long green ground wires
  • Weep holes drilled into all drops of Lexan backs
  • UR labels affixed to the insides of each can

While many components are supplied with an LED package, a few additional supplies may be needed to complete your installation. We recommend that all final wiring be completed by a licensed electrical contractor. Always understand and follow all local, NED and UL48 codes and procedures. Consult with UL regarding listing requirements.

Not included in the LED package:

  • Electrical wire and wire connectors to connect letters together
  • Raceway (if required) and hardware for mounting letters to raceway
  • Connections for power supply input
  • UL Listing labels for OUTSIDE of cans are NOT included (all components are UL Recognized)

Install your own LEDs in Fabricated Letters

Many customers choose to install LEDs themselves in our Fabricated Letters.  We recommend the following options if you plan to install your own LEDs.

  • Order a Removable Can / Lexan Back Mounting
  • Ask to have the inside of the cans painted white (additional 10%)