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Channel Letters on Backer Panel

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Backer panels add a custom touch to a channel letter sign and can help hide imperfections on a building facade. In addition, these panels can conceal raceway mounts – rectangular boxes containing wiring and power supplies of signs – effectively hiding them from sight.

Raceways (sometimes known as wireways) can be painted to match the building facade color, making them an attractive solution for landlords looking to reduce holes in their facades.

Backer Mount

Backer mount methods are one of the most commonly employed techniques for your clients to display channel letter sets. This mounting method has an architectural look and hides non-corrosive fasteners from view – great benefits when choosing to mount them on an oversized backer, monument sign or cabinet sign! Your client will benefit from increased durability and strength offered by this mounting method.

Backer panels provide the most flexible and effective method for mounting signs in situations requiring different lighting types, as their background color can be customized to contrast either halo or front illumination of the sign and add visual impact in its surroundings.

Backer panels also boast the advantage of concealing imperfect building facades. When your business clients’ building has colors or designs that make it appear unappetizing, an effective backer panel can greatly increase the visibility of their sign and drive more customers towards your store.

Backer panels are an essential element in all types of channel letter signs, particularly reverse-lit or halo-illuminated signs. Mounting these types of signs on glossy surfaces could result in unwanted reflections and potentially expose LED modules and sign wiring; to avoid this scenario, matte or satin finished backer panels are advised as their surfaces will help minimise such reflections and display more accurate colors than glossy finishes would allow.

This backer plate reinforces the mount for PDi healthcare arm-mounted patient TV systems and comes in powder coat colors to match wall mount and arm colors. OSHPD certification makes this ideal for healthcare facilities, working with 16″ studs.

Raceway Mount

With this mounting style, a rectangular sign mount known as a raceway houses all of the electrical wiring and power supplies for channel letters. Painted to match building facade colors, raceways provide easier access for repairs in case local codes or building owners stipulate this method as only the raceway top needs to be removed to replace components.

Reduces the number of holes in a building’s facade, which is beneficial for older properties with crumbling facades or frequent tenant turnover. Minimally invasive mounting techniques like this one are often recommended by landlords who wish to limit tenant damage as much as possible.

Like its counterpart, wireways are prefabricated enclosed passages designed to house your sign’s electrical wiring. But unlike raceway mounts which serve both functions simultaneously, wireways only provide wiring enclosure. Wireways offer slimmer alternatives than raceways that can match building colors more closely as well as require less mounting holes than flush-mounted channel letters.

Similar to raceways, signposts may appear clunky at first glance, but this shouldn’t be seen as an obstacle. Both options provide a stress-free method of installing your sign while helping organize cables neatly for an uncluttered setup. They make great choices if no regulations dictate a particular mount type over another; or for those simply preferring an elegant yet minimal aesthetic.

Remote mounting attaches channel letters directly to walls using non-corrosive fasteners for a more architectural appearance and hides all electrical wires on display. Though it can be more challenging and less desirable than other options, remote mount offers cleanest installation of them all and is particularly suited to building owners who don’t wish to display signs.

Wireway Mount

Building owners or local codes may prohibit channel letter signs from being mounted directly onto facades, so wireway mounts may be necessary in these instances. A wireway is a slim enclosure and mounting structure typically consisting of wires without power supplies that enables easier installation, servicing, removal, or servicing of signs. Like raceways made from aluminum, they can be painted to complement or contrast with any color of building facade and require far fewer mounting holes (although more than flush mounted signs).

Wireways serve multiple functions; wiring enclosure, letter mounting surface and backboard all in one. They’re particularly useful in situations where local regulations only permit for certain protrusion from walls – keeping signage within this permissible distance while offering convenient lighting component storage solutions.

Wireways are also widely utilized in commercial environments that require washdown. Their corrosion-resistant wireways make them an excellent fit for use in food and beverage processing environments as well as nonhazardous chemical processing environments, with their fabrication available in multiple sizes for mounting purposes such as “C” hanger/trapeze hanger installation for widths up to 12″, or the HS Series combination hinge/screw cover design that secures fasteners firmly to walls for wall installations.

Direct/Flush Mount

Direct/flush mount lighting fixtures are one of the most commonly used techniques to illuminate ceilings. You will often find these in hallways and bathrooms; they’re also commonly found in basements or rooms with low headroom.

These lights are mounted directly to the ceiling with a trim that gives it the appearance of being recessed lighting. Dimmable, they come in various finishes to complement any space – flush mounts are especially beneficial in smaller or narrower spaces where other fixtures, like wall mounted lamps, may fill gaps around corners in a room.

Surface mounting differs from flush mounting in that its device box protrudes out from the wall completely exposed, while with flush mount it is completely hidden away and completely unexposed. If you have any queries on which mount type would best suit your situation, don’t hesitate to reach out – our sales team would be more than happy to assist in finding an optimal solution for your business!

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