Retrofit Neon to LED
Signs for San Diego is a Commercial Sign Company for company signage and road signs. We also retrofit Neon to LED for business signage. We work on pylon signs and pole signs, along with monuments and other custom LED signs. We make and install different types of sign faces including acrylic faces, Polycarbonate faces and flexface. When you are looking for a sign shop to make your company signage, we are the best choice.
The Days Inn is a chain of motels that started with a family road trip. Cecil B. Day loaded the family into a station wagon in the 1960s and drove. He found few hotels outside big cities along the new interstate highway system. Cecil formulated a business plan that created a new segment of affordable roadside motels outside of big cities. Founded in 1970 by Cecil Day, with the first location on Tybee Island, Georgia. Ol’ Cecil had not formally defined his interstate highway strategy, but he found a location far outside any major city. His bankers thought the remote location would fail, but Cecil proved them all wrong. Cecil had other quirky things going on at the Days Inns. In the 70s, you were encouraged to take the Bible home with you. Cecil was a church going guy and conducted church services in many of the early Days Inns. Many Days Inns had a restaurant with a unique name – “Tasty World” – and on-site gasoline pumps to sell unbranded fuel to guests. While you could get gas, you couldn’t get gassed – Days Inn was alcohol free. Cecil was a teetotaler. Days Inn began franchising in 1972 and is now a part of the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts. They have 1,728 locations with 137,678 rooms. That’s quite an improvement for a business that simply started out on a small, obscure island! Signs for San Diego unfortunately does not provide signs for all 1728 locations, but we did install for one location that had some interesting challenges.
Signs for San Diego converted the signs from neon to LED. This retrofit Neon to LED is a small part of a larger trend. Neon signs are high maintenance. The number of neon sign manufacturers is 1/100 what it was 20 years ago. Getting a sign retrofit Neon to LED is almost required. These business signs are old, and the sign faces were “done”, worn, faded and damaged. We fit new faces to all the company signs. Back Lit Sign Faces come in 3 types: 1) Acrylic translucent faces used mostly in faces that are smaller than 32 square feet, 2) Lexan Sign Faces or Polycarbonate Sign Faces used in halo marquee letters, and 3) Flexface
FLEXFACE is interesting, it is a breathable PVC material, it is like Banner material. When it comes to light boxes, the Flexface needs a framing system. It is a special extrusion where the material is stretch over the face area firsthand tight and then another ½” or so with a wedge system. It is like a drumhead. Because it is flexible and porous, resistance to wind is better. Flexface is lighter than Polycarbonate sheets and is easier to handle at height. Days Inn’s business signs are all Flexface. We also have the aerial lifts and installers to service tall pylons.
Signs for San Diego is a Commercial Sign Company for company signage and road signs. We also retrofit Neon to LED for business signage. We work on pylon signs and pole signs, along with monuments and other custom LED signs. Signs for San Diego is the leading choice for Pylon signs, Pole signs and Flex Face Signage Systems If you are interested in our Signage Solutions and would like to find out more, we would love to work with you at Signs for San Diego. 760-730-5118