If your school, church, or business is considering upgrading to an LED Sign monitor, lifespan is sure to be one of your concerns. Your new sign is an investment, so you want it to last many years to come—and it will! Here’s the answer to the question of “how long do LED monitors last” and many of our other FAQs.
How Long Do LED Signs Last?
All signs vary depending on the quality of components used, which is why we here at MEGA use only the highest quality components possible. Our signs are durability, weather, and stress tested to provide you over 100,000 hours of run time. If you have your sign on 24 hours a day, this is about 11 years, much longer if your sign is only on during business hours. Many Mega LED Technology clients have had their sign for 15+ years, since our very first LED signs!
Your new sign is programable, so you don’t have to remember to turn it on and off each day. You can set the sign to turn off at certain times as well as turn on, all through our powerful easy to use software.
What Type Of Maintenance And Care Is Required?
The exterior of your new sign can be wiped down as needed with a microfiber cloth and an electronics-safe cleaning solution. Other than that, you should have a digital sign technician come out for maintenance every couple of years. This includes cleaning and checking the connectors, wiring, internal components, which you should not perform yourself. As with all maintenance, this bi-yearly checkup can extend the lifecycle of your investment. This will be the same technician you call when your sign requires repair.
How Energy-Efficient Are LED Signs?
LED signs draw 80 percent less energy than equally sized signs with traditional incandescent or fluorescent light bulbs. You’ll also never need to replace your LED bulbs. The signs are built in smaller modules, so if one area of the sign begins to malfunction, the one section can be replaced—no need to replace the entire sign. Connect your sign or your entire building to solar panels to harness the sun to power your sign.
How Can I Measure The ROI Of My New Sign?
Now that you’ve answered, the question of “how long do LED monitors last”, it’s time to dive in a bit deeper. Measuring the ROI of digital signs is similar to how you measure the ROI of printed signage. However, the goal of each sign may be unique, so identify what your key performance indicators are. Also, add performance triggers to your sign, such as a custom hashtag, unique 800 number, sign-specific coupon code, or automated sales and lead tracking.
A few ways to measure ROI include:
- An increase in sales for the featured BOGO, promotion, food item, service, or product.
- A spike in website traffic, social media traffic, phone calls, or emails.
- An increased number of ticket sales, raffle sales, or event sales.
- Increased walk-in traffic after posting a new sign or new messaging.
- Increased mention of your featured product promotions.
- Customers going to a specific link only found on the Digital Sign. Google Analytics can be a huge help in this area.
Is A Digital Sign Screen The Same As My Computer Or TV?
Excellent question! While they have a lot in common, they are unique in many ways. For example, small screens are solo displays. Since most of our signs are oversized, most are built-in modules. This ensures that if an area of your sign is damaged or malfunctioning, that only one module needs to be replaced.
We cover this in more detail below, but unlike TVs or computers, our signs can be custom-built to function outside. They are weather proof, and unlike Tv’s will not burn images into their screens.
Finally, you can choose whether your new sign is text-only, full color, has limited color options, or if you want an advanced sign that can display HD videos, images, and motion graphics.
Can I Place My New Sign Outside?
Yes, your sign can be placed inside or outside, which we will confirm when you place your order. Other than our standard scrolling signs, we build each sign from scratch. Yes, we can suggest standard sizing, but we understand that you may have a precise square or rectangular measurement that you must comply with. For example, if you are mounting your sign to a strip mall multi-business sign pole, the sign size is likely assigned.
Not to worry if you live in extreme heat or cold, as we have signs in every climate throughout North America including climates with any mix of rain, sleet, wind, ice, snow, heat, and humidity. We temperature test our signs in environment chambers for heat exceeding 160 Fahrenheit, and as low as -40 Fahrenheit. We will research your year-round climate and build your sign with the components required to ensure full functionality. For example, additional cooling mechanisms if you live in extreme heat or humidity.
Can I Order A Frame And Mounting To?
Yes, of course! Although we are located in Texas, we are a full-service provider. Our small scrolling signs come with a frame and installation is DIY. However, most of our signs require professional mounting and installation. When you place your order, we will talk you through your options in:
- Frame shape and frame color.
- Pole, brick, pedestal, or custom floor/ground mounting.
- Mounting to walls, windows, or ceilings.
- Layered frames with custom ID cabinet shapes.
- Ensuring the desired mounting area is sustainable.
- And more!
How Do I Program My New Sign?
Not tech savvy? Not to worry as programming your new sign is easy. Standard scrolling signs come with a miniature remote keyboard to program text and graphics. Larger signs and full-function signs come with intuitive software that empowers you to upload new sign designs and adjust text in real-time. This includes the ability to alternate signs, program how long each sign is displayed, preschedule signs, and much more. In addition MEGA offers free scheduled training for your new LED Signs. Just make an appointment with us here.
- Featuring breakfast, lunch, and dinner images.
- Posting a reminder that it’s happy hour.
- Displaying your schedule or daily hours.
- Posting your BOGO or 1-day sale.
- Prescheduling the start date of your new campaigns.
- And more!
Have More Questions? Just Ask!
We answered the question of “how long do LED monitors last” and a few more of our FAQs, but if you didn’t find the answer you were looking for—just ask. We are also happy to provide a FREE quote and talk you through your signage options.
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