Digital School Signs
We make Digital School signs that are perfectly crafted to help you communicate to your student body and staff. Stand out, get noticed, and be seen with MEGA LED technology.
MEGA LED Digital School Signs
Schools across the country choose MEGA LED for their LED signs.
Digital School Signs are all about CHOICES
Alpha might be affordable, but it’s sure not light on features. Here’s why Alpha is the perfect sign as YOUR digital school sign.
Choose Your Powder Coat Color
Alpha’s powder colored exterior is eye-catching, built to withstand the elements, and—best of all—YOU get to pick its color. From reds to blues, pastels to neutrals, and everything in between, Alpha Digital and LED School Signs gives you the power to choose the perfect color for your business or organization.
Choose Your Pedestal Size
Every organization and every location is totally different, and choosing the right LED sign means finding the right size and height to reach the most people possible and deliver your message efficiently and quickly. Our Digital and LED School Signs let you choose between 5 different pedestal heights or a lower, wider monument-style base to fit any location.
Choose Your Pixel Size
Depending on your needs, you’ll be able to choose between tri-color and full-color displays, various pixel pitches to target your audience with perfect clarity, and input via remote or PC access to upload and change messaging just about anywhere. Your new Digital school signs are the outdoor LED sign designed by you and built for you.
Digital School Signs FAQs
Digital and LED School Signs empower you to share a variety of messages with parents, students, faculty and the community. They are a top choice for K thru 12 schools as well as universities and vocational schools. Here are the top ten most frequently asked questions about Digital and LED School Signs.
It’s easy! Scrolling signs come with a remote control and HD signs come with software that allows you to update your signs from anywhere with internet access. It will take a few updates to really learn your way around, but you can assign a staff member or student to schedule the update.
This includes scheduling different messages for drop off, pick up, midday, after school, and weekends. As you can see, you have far more options than limited changeable letter signs.
We have a variety of signs to choose from. This could include an LED logo sign, a text-only scrolling sign with few fun graphics, or an HD sign that can display images, video, and text. Or a monument sign, with a fixed monument, LED sign, and address all tiered together. Oh, and yes, you can layer more than one sign!
Not to worry if you aren’t sure what you need, as schools are one of our top customers. We will show you a variety of examples and talk you through the best options to achieve your communication goals.
Your sign will be built to order in either a rectangular or square shape. First determine your desired viewing distance, which is up to 200 feet. Then choose from tri-color or full-color, the desired pixels/clarity, and if you would like 1 or 2 lines of scrolling text. Your scrolling sign comes standard with over 300 stored images and animations, 38 character functions, and 32 special effects.
For more than two lines of text you can upgrade your sign to an option that can also post HD photos and videos.
This is entirely up to you! Outdoor signs are often two-sided so that they can be viewed from both directions, but it really depends on the placement of your sign. Along the roadway or main pick up and drop off area is the most popular option, but you may also place a sign at your primary courtyard (like USC did in their campus!), main doors, office area, as a menu board, gift shop price list, and more.
You can layer your signs in a variety of combinations. The most popular option for schools is a logo sign with a message board underneath. This could be a Versa scrolling sign or a Premier or Alpha sign to display text and HD photos and videos.
Yes! The sign itself is black, like a flat screen TV, but much more robust, and easily programmed. However, signs must be mounted on a secure base—with or without a steel frame. Choose a brick base in a color that matches your school exterior or a steel pedestal. The steel pedestal and frame come in any color, just send us over the color you wish to use, or a hex code for the color you are interested in!
Your sign can be mounted in a variety of ways, including a brick or a steel base. The size and weight of your sign play a contributing factor as to how it can be mounted—and even how wide or tall the mount can be.
Billboards and oversized digital displays must be mounted on a steel pedestal or a low and wide brick base. A standard brick base for an oversized sign is 18 feet off the ground and 76 feet wide. Steel pedestals can be mounted at either 40, 48, 60, 72, or 84 feet off the ground. Custom mounting is an option and signs can also be mounted to walls and building exteriors.
Don’t forget, the mounting location must be approved for stability and local license/permit requirements.
Post anything you want and alternate a variety of signs! Provide general information such as the weather, date, and time. Post a school spirit message or inspirational quote. Share the lunch menu. Remind parents of parent teacher conferences, half days, and school closures. Post the winning score of last night’s game. Post the schedule for daily and upcoming games and events. Share photos and videos. Highlight students and faculty. Share the campus directory. Post school or event contact information. Outline your most recent COVID and safety protocols, and how to safely integrate back to school. Your options are endless.
Assigned staff and students can easily create text-only messages. For photos, videos, and ads—take advantage of your talent. You are sure to have several tech and design-savvy students and teachers who can create signs that will fit your digital display. If your school or district has a design firm or marketing team, they may provide some of your signs—just make sure they specialize in digital sign design.
At MEGA, we also offer your first few messages for free! We even offer free training so that you can either do it yourself, or train an employee to make changes for you! Contact us anytime for any additional questions.
Yes! Not only do we custom build your sign to size, but to include components that ensure it operates in your local weather. We test our signs for rain, snow, ice, dry heat, humidity, and temperatures ranging from 160 degrees Fahrenheit to -40.
With regular maintenance and care, your new sign will last approximately 11 years or 100,00 hours. However, this is interdependent on a variety of other factors as well. You can leave your sign on day and night or turn it off at night. Doing so can double the life span of your sign, rendering it useful for 20+ years!
Maintenance includes wiping it down periodically with a microfiber cloth and electronics safe cleaning solution. You will also need to train your maintenance staff on how to do an annual inspection or hire an LED tech to check the connectors, components, and hardware. Your technician will advise on how often to perform interior cleaning and will perform repairs when your sign isn’t functioning properly.
Operational costs are on average 30% less than fluorescent and incandescent signs.
10 Creative Ways To Use Digital School Signs
Digital School Signs Schedule Reminders
You provide students and parents with calendars, but your signs can be a friendly reminder. This can include school hours, office hours, the first day of school, when parent-teacher conferences are, upcoming half days, 3-day weekends, winter break, spring break, and much more. The sky is the limit when you use Digital and LED School Signs!
Campus Directory & Virtual Tours
Strategically placed Digital School signs highlighting the campus directory can be helpful the first week of school as new students learn their way around campus. If you have a new set of buildings, recent remodel, or have kids in for the day touring your campus—you could also share a series of images that act as a virtual tour. You can even upload an image of your campus and have a you are here sign for all different locations so students can easily navigate their first days of school.
Digital School Signs Upcoming Special Events
Help build excitement and anticipation, as well as participation in your school’s upcoming special events. From school spirit week to the Friday night football game, prom, an upcoming play, guest speaker, bake sale, fundraising event, and more. Your programmable Digital sign can include all information related to the special event such as when and where, and how much the tickets are if tickets are required. Don’t just announce the event but create a fun countdown. Maybe even share a few photos from a previous game or event. Make it a gallery with 3 different screens showing all the above! In the new digital age, standout and get your message across with programmable Digital and LED School Signs.
Think outside the box to consider meaningful ways you can engage your students with electronic signs for schools. Before finals, you could post an infographic of study tips. During cold and flu season you could share tips for boosting your immunity. During the summer you could share tips for staying hydrated in the humid weather. If not helpful tips, share fun facts about your local area, the school, season, trending topics, and more.
Celebratory Messages for The Staff
Digital signs for schools are primarily for the students but don’t forget your staff. You could post a message celebrating each teacher or staff member’s birthday or anniversary. You could announce new coaches and extracurricular teachers. If a teacher or staff member receives an outside nomination or award, or if their work is published somewhere you can announce it on one of your signs too. You could even rotate staff profiles and fun facts to help students get to know their teachers and support staff better. Your new digital sign can even be a focal point for students to gather, to see what new announcements are coming up!
Celebratory Messages for Students
You can use your school’s electronic signs to celebrate student’s and their accomplishments too. Post a photo of the science fair winners, the winning team in last nights game, students who are most improved, students who made the honor roll, and celebrate students who are active in their community. Instead of outdated interchangeable signs, invest in a digital LED school sign to REALLY drive any message you want.
Sports & Extracurricular Announcements
Students are just as busy with their after school commitments as they are during the school day. Help kids stay up to date by announcing sports and extracurricular news through your digital signs. This could be to encourage the student body to come out in support of an upcoming game, performance, or event. You could let everyone know of an upcoming team or activity fundraiser. Share the date of the next science fair. Remind students of upcoming tryouts. Announce those who made the cut. Announce a game or activity that is canceled for the day. Congratulate a team or club for winning their last game or competition.
Many schools are replacing the primary signage at their entryways with Digital School signs that can be updated with the daily essentials. This can include everything from the time to the weather, school motto, daily quote, lunch specials, and key daily events. The information on the sign can change or vary by time of day. For example, the morning sign could feature the breakfast menu, while the afternoon sign could the lunch menu.
If there are any kind of emergencies to announce they can be shared on one or more of the signs in the school. This includes weather warnings, weather delays, earthquake drills, school cancellations, and any immediate message that needs to be shared with the students, staff, and community.
As you can see there are countless ways you can use your new digital signs, but don’t feel limited to just one message. Your signs can rotate through a variety of messages, just make sure that each one stays on screen long enough for the full content to be seen and read (We recommend anywhere between 10-15 seconds). You can show the same rotation all day long or during different times of day, and you can change and update messaging any time you like.
Now that you can see the benefits of digital signs for schools, we invite you to reach out to Mega LED Technology to learn more!
Building A More Cohesive Campus
There was a time when every school had one of those old reader-board signs. You know, the ones your students vandalize in the middle of the night by rearranging the letters to create obscenities?
But all schools – from primary to university – need effective, efficient communication. And today, that form of communication is the LED sign. Why?
Digital School signs can’t be tampered with as easily as block letter signs. Their message changes when you want, how you want.
Digital School Signs can be used to instantly update your campus about current events or emergencies and are incredibly easy to read, unlike traditional signs.
And, LED displays are visible by nearly 70% of the general public, meaning your message won’t be ignored or lost.
Fact is, Digital School Signs are one of the most effective tools available to deliver your message to as many people on and off campus as possible.
Greater Than The Sum of Its Parts
MEGA’s Digital School signs are the best option for increasing safety, delivering news and building community on your campus. They’re fast, eye-popping and resistant to the elements (and people).
And that’s good news for anyone tired of ordering replacement reader-board letters.
MEGA LED is a leading producer of programmable Digital School Signs. From a humble start back in 2006, our company has grown by huge leaps without ever straying from our mission: providing only the best products at the most competitive prices, and delivering unparalleled support and customer service.
Our development wing constantly pushes the boundaries on Digital School Sign technology. Our sales department is always ready to help you make an educated decision for your unique needs. And our tech support team is standing by to deliver incredible service for the entire life of your sign. For school signs small and large, MEGA has your back.