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Need Help How to get this effect?

Discussion in 'LEDs and Neon' started by Liz Myers, Mar 12, 2018.

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  1. Liz Myers

    Liz Myers New Member

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    Any advice on how this is lit? I assume LEDs but it looks like it's very close to the wall. Thanks in advance!
     

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  2. DerbyCitySignGuy

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    Flat LED strips or they've got alcoves built behind the acrylic with lights (doubtful though)? Can you see behind them at all?

    I'd unscrew one of those stand-offs and check.
     
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  3. Liz Myers

    Liz Myers New Member

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    Wish I could, but it's not local. All I have to go on are photos.
     
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    JTBoh I sell signage and signage accessories.

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  5. DerbyCitySignGuy

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    Don't those usually illuminate the entire piece of acrylic? Every time I've seen them used they actually illuminate the full board and cast light off the edges.

    This looks backlit. I could be wrong, it's been known to happen.
     
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    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    In the building I live, they have signs like that in the restaurants windows, I watched them install them one day and all I could see was it was printed on a rollable plastic with a couple of wires coming out at the bottom, where the light scouce came from is a mystery. It's like sandwich between the plastic some how.
     
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  7. GaSouthpaw

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    Hard to tell from the photos, but it kind of does look like the entire panel is illuminated. The Gyford stand-offs could be the answer. Or, as DerbyCity mentioned, flat strips on the back.
     
  8. Liz Myers

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    Yup. I did already talk to Gyford and they said no, their LED standoffs wouldn't work for this.
     
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    EL sheet to the back of the acrylic?
     
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  11. Liz Myers

    Liz Myers New Member

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    Ooh, that looks like a good idea! Have you used these, and who is a good vendor for them? Thanks!
     
  12. AKwrapguy

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    I used to use these with Red Bull. The back is lit with a flat diffused LED. They were smaller but same thing. I'll reach out to my guy to see if I can get a name or manufacture.
     
  13. letterman7

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    Just spitballing. I've never had the opportunity to use EL stuff..
     
  14. Rick

    Rick Certified Enneadecagon Designer

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    Looks to me like they built the wall out to accommodate for an internally illuminated cabinet...
     

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  15. Gino

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    Good eye. :thumb:
     
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  16. DerbyCitySignGuy

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    Good catch. I didn't notice that.
     
  17. Liz Myers

    Liz Myers New Member

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    Thank you! I'm sure you're right, because here's another one from the same franchise, different location.
     

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    It's not Gyford LED standoff's because I use those and have some in my shop. You can't use vinyl with them or direct print them. It has to be laser or sandblasted into the substrate.
     
  19. AKwrapguy

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    They are flat acrylic LED poster light boxes Here is ones that you can place menus in. You can can get them in multiple sizes as well.
     
  20. AKwrapguy

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    Maybe it was built out as after thought so that the could run the electrical. so you wouldn't see the cords. Here is what they look like with the cord showing. Not nearly as cool.
     
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