About Channel Letters

The most used form of signage is a channel letter. They can be found on interior and exterior storefronts. Lee Designs UL approved channel letters are built using the highest quality materials to make sure they are durable, water tight and can be easily maintained. Your Lee Designs custom channel letters can be manufactured with any font, color, design, flush mounted to the wall or on a raceway. You dream it and we’ll build it - customized signage at it's best!

There are four types of channel letters.

Standard Front Lit Channel Letter – The dimensional letter is aluminum on the back and sides (returns) with internal illumination of either LED’s or neon. The sign face is polycarbonate with plastic trimcaps or metal retainers bolted to hold on the sign face. It is called a “front lit channel letter” because the front face is lit up.

Halo Lit/Reverse Channel Letter – Halo Lit Letters or also known as Reverse Channel Lit Letters consist of aluminum faces and sides (returns) mounted onto standoffs away from the wall which project either LED’s or neon illumination to the wall surface giving the sign a halo effect. This technique is often considered to give the customer a distinguished or unique image.

Front & Back Lit Channel Letter – This letter combines the Standard Front Lit Letter along with the Reverse/Halo Lit Letter. The sides of the letter are aluminum, the faces are polycarbonate and the back of the sign is open to reflect the LED or neon illumination off of the wall.

Open Lit Channel Letter – As with the Standard Front Lit Channel Letter, the dimensional letter is aluminum on the back and sides (returns). This sign is typically illuminated with neon. The only difference from the Standard Front Lit Channel Letter is that the sign face acrylic is either clear or this sign does not have a sign face at all so that the internal exposed neon can be viewed.

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