Reverse Channel Lit Letters / Halo Lit Signs

Halo Lit Letters or also known as Reverse Channel Lit Letters consist of aluminum faces and sides (returns) mounted on standoffs away from the wall which project light to the wall surface giving the sign a halo effect. This technique is often considered to give the customer a distinguished or unique, custom sign image.

As a rule of thumb, a good application for a halo lit letter is used as follows:

  • This form of letter is only recommended when there are no other bright ambient lights in the area such as lot lights and building lights as it will lose the lighting effectiveness.
  • The wall where that the letters are mounted should be a matt, non-reflective surface. If the wall has a satin or glossy finish, the internal elements of the sign can possibly be reflected like a mirror, which will adversely affect the lighting results. In this instance, Lee Designs can use a diffuser backer technique to overcome this challenge.
  • If the letters are too large in size, the width of the stroke of the letter will diminish the halo lighting effect.
  • The viewing distance of the sign needs to be consisered versus the size of the letters.

Lee Designs is available to personally consult with you if a reverse lit letter or halo lit letter is a good application for your signage goals.

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