Upgrading from your current static signs to digital outdoor church signs is an investment, so you might have a few questions. Mega LED Technology has custom-designed thousands of church led signs as worship centers and are one of our top demographics. We’ve been building custom church signs for nearly 3 decades and can help you design, program and install the perfect church sign for your congregation. We’ve answered every question and are eager to help you make the best decision specifically for you. Check out some of our signs here.
How Difficult Is It To Program an LED Sign?
Programming is easy! Your new sign comes with easy and intuitive software. Like anything new, you will need to learn your way around, but it won’t take too long to get the hang of things, in fact getting your sign installed, plugged in, and programmed can take one day! Your software empowers you to upload custom designs, photos, videos, and text from inside the church—or any remote location. This includes scheduling what messaging to post, what order to alternate multiple messages, how long each message displays, what time of day to display time-relevant messages, and pre-scheduling advanced messages. Switch things up anytime you want.
You can have your Outdoor Church Signs display a welcome message in the morning, church services in the afternoon, and a congratulatory message to a wedding couple in the evening. Pretty neat! As always, if you have any questions or need help programming or creating content for your new Digital Outdoor Church Signs, feel free to contact our support team!
Do I Need To Hire A Digital Sign Designer?
Text-only scrolling message boards have a variety of font options, pre-programmed graphics, and special effects. It will take time to experiment with all your options to find what works for you, but you or one of your team members will easily be able to do it all yourself.
Digital Outdoor church signs that display graphic designs, photos and videos need to be designed with the size, resolution, and viewing distance of your custom sign in mind. For best results, you may want to hire a digital sign designer. Otherwise, the visual quality and clarity of your design may not be the proper size or scale for easy viewing—or to make a lasting impression.
What Can I Post On My Digital Outdoor Church Signs?
Your options here are endless and you can alternate between a variety of text and designs. Here are a handful of ideas for inspiration.
- Your logo
- An inspirational quote or scripture
- The date and time
- Weekly or daily service times
- Upcoming special events
- Community outreach
- Welcome and send off your congregation
- Welcome and send off weddings and corporate event guests
- And more!
How Many Signs Do I Need?
The choice is up to you. One large sign placed at your entrance or along the roadway is highly effective. However, many churches opt to have a 2 or 3-tier sign to include any combination of a logo-only sign, a scrolling sign, and a sign for alternating messages. For combination Monument signs, check out our Omega Monument Signs.
In addition to your primary entrance sign, you can also place indoor and outdoor church signs strategically throughout your grounds. This could include small signs to direct traffic in your parking lot, a sign in your courtyard, a directory in your lobby, signs placed outside of special event rooms, a menu board sign at your café, a promotion and price sign in your gift shop, and more.
I Live In Extreme Weather, Can I Have An Outdoor LED Sign?
Yes! It doesn’t matter what your local climate is, your sign will operate to its full capacity no matter the weather—rain, shine, sleet, snow, ice, dry heat, humidity, and even below zero temperatures. Each of our signs is custom designed to your unique specs, including the components required for your local climate. Whether you’re in Anchorage Alaska, or Death Valley, Nevada our LED signs will work no matter the climate. Speak to one of our talented service representatives to learn more.
What Size Should My Sign Be?
As mentioned above, your sign is custom designed for you, including the size. Consider factors such as where you want your sign to be placed and what viewing range you require. Most outdoor church signs are rectangular and larger than a standard flat screen TV, but we can design small, medium, or over-sized billboards. We can even create a video wall with multiple screens. The only restriction is that your sign must be square or rectangular.
What Is The Viewing Range Of Outdoor Church Signs?
With vibrant LED graphics, even the smallest scrolling message boards are designed to be viewed up to 200 feet away. The larger your sign, the longer your viewing range—if that’s your goal. You may want a large sign that is designed for up-close viewing, so we will work with you to create the perfect resolution for your ideal viewing distance. Keep your sign on during business hours or 24 hours a day for crystal clear daylight and evening digital messaging.
How Long Do LED Signs Last?
With proper care, your sign will last an average of 11 years or about 100,000 hours. This number is based on running your LED sign 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Cleaning and maintenance of your new signs are also minimal and easy. The exterior needs to be wiped down with a microfiber cloth and an electronics-safe cleaning solution. Once a year you should have an LED technician come out and do a full inspection. They will check the hardware components, look for damaged connectors, and perform a periodic interior clean. Operating costs for your sign are 30% less than signs with fluorescent or incandescent lights.
How Do I Measure My Return On Investment?
Upgrading to outdoor church signs is an investment, so you want to know how to measure your ROI. There are a variety of ways to measure how well your sign is connecting and engaging with your congregation and community. Here are just a few:
- Spike in website traffic
- Spike in social media traffic
- An increase in ticket, raffle, or event sales after posting a new sign
- An increase in café or gift shop sales of featured promotions
- More phone calls and digital inquiries
- An increase in new visitors
- An increase in returning visitors and congregation members
- An increase in wedding, events, and non-secular church rentals
- Congregation members positively commenting on your outdoor church signs
In addition here’s a graph demonstrating your ROI for Outdoor Church Signs.
Have Additional Questions About Outdoor Church Signs?
If your question isn’t answered above, we invite you to reach out to the Mega LED Technology team and we will talk you through the rest of your options!