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Wonderful experience!
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“If I could give more than five (5) stars, I would! My experience with Signs for San Diego was nothing less than exceptional from start to finish. As a Project Manager for one of Gable’s largest clients, I expect our vendors to deliver high-quality product and/or services.”

Jessica Wurtzer

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We couldn’t be happier!
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We got both of our restaurant signs from them, and we couldn’t be happier!  They were affordable, had incredible customer service, and the quality of their product matches their customer service!  They even took care of some of our street light issues at no additional charge since they were already on-site with the lift!

They have a new customer for life!

-Brad S

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Huge Savings Upgrading your old neon sign to LEDs

Neon to LED conversions
Neon to LED conversions

Neon sign operating costs put a serious dent in your profits Neon is so 1950s.  Hey when electric power is 3 cents a Kw hour – who  cares, but today… it is a lot different. Neon signs deteriorate over the years and require service. The service interruptions, the increasing cost of replacements and the extinction of qualified shop to work on Neon are all working against your old sign.


Today’s LEDs are far more reliable

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LEDs ready for Install

Today’s LEDs are far more reliable, cost effective and available than ever before. Neon-to-LED retrofits are initially more expensive than a repair, but they cut costs and pay for them selves very quickly.

3 reasons

  1. neon ready to be removed
    neon ready to be removed
    Electric Bills. LEDs are about 7-10 times cheaper to run than Neon. While it may be difficult to know exactly how much of your electric bill is going into that sign, it is not trivial. An LED conversion will save you money and pay for itself.
  2. Service costs. Solid state LEDs rarely fail. When the lights do go out it is normally a short. I wire pulled out of a bundle or a power supply burnt out. These problems pale is contrast to the cost of a Neon transformer or worse – bending a new piece of neon. Old signs have a lot of costs to maintain. Switching to LEDs can stop that cost stream.
  3. Safety, Neon is dangerous. It uses 5000 to 17000 volts and that will knock a grown man off a ladder or worse. LEDs use 12 to 24 volts DC. That is much closed to a car battery and much safer.

How does it work?

How does it work? There are 3 parts that need to be changed: The Neon to the LEDs, the high voltage Transformers to the low voltage power supplies and the wiring to bring it all together.

3 Issues

  1. LEDs in a Sign Cabinet
    LEDs in a Sign Cabinet
    The LEDs come in strings. Your old face faces need to be removed, the old Neon comes out and the new LED string goes in. It is a peal and stick system with silicon applied after the LEDs are place. All the existing sides, and faces are retained
  2. The power supplies are smaller than the transformers they replace, so it is a direct swap. The power line into the sign is kept and reused.
  3. The wiring to connect it can change or we can use the existing high voltage wire. It depends on how easy it is to get out and restring.

Fewer and smaller power supplies

Green LEDs
Green LEDs

Fewer and smaller power supplies are the norm. The LEDs are about the same width as Neon, but they are not as fragile. The job generally takes a day and the savings start immediately. With little or no maintenance and huge reductions in power usage the ROI can be as little as 6 months or as long as a couple of years. Either way, the retrofit pays for itself pretty quickly.

What a Brighter, more reliable sign

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What a Brighter, more reliable sign and a better bottom line?  Convert Your Sign to LED!! Ready to start? Give us a call Frank 760-730-5118

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