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Exterior Lighted Signs

Get noticed with lighted exterior signs

When you want your business and brand to stand out, choose an outdoor lighted panel sign from Impact Signs. For more than 25 years, we’ve been designing, manufacturing and installing high-quality exterior lighted signs that you won’t find at your local sign shop. You’ll see our premium-quality illuminated signs at corporate buildings, , retail storefronts and other businesses around the country.

Installation considerations for lighted exterior signs

Installation of our lighted panel signs is easy using the included aluminum angle brackets that mount to the wall. Before you choose an exterior backlit sign, keep in mind that you’ll need an electrical junction behind the wall or in the ceiling above. We will provide the power supply (transformer) needed to power the low voltage LEDs. Also, adequate access will be needed in the ceiling and wall to run the wiring (Read more in FAQ) Backlighting adds a significant amount to the letter’s price and installation costs. Learn more about installation here.

Our illuminated exterior panel signs are available in a wide variety of options including:

Fabricated aluminum panels with vinyl decal graphics

Featuring a 2-3” deep fabricated aluminum panel, like a shoebox lid, it can be painted any solid color or left in a in a brushed aluminum finish with your logo applied in vinyl decal. This provides a highly dimensional, architectural look. The maximum size for a single piece is 3.5’ x 10’

Non-illuminated fabricated aluminum panel sign with raised metal letters

If you don’t need lighting, cut (link to cut metal letters) or fabricated stainless steel letters (link to page) are mechanically assembled to the panel using spacers to float the letters to the panel. The letters cast a shadow on the panel for additional dimension and depth.

Reverse cut out panel

Similar to our other fabricated panels, this option features letters cut out of the face and a translucent acrylic backer in your colors. Low voltage LEDs assembled inside light up the cut-out letters. The maximum size for a single piece is 3.5’ x 10’. This is our most cost-effective exterior lighted sign.

Reverse cut, push-through acrylic letters

For an added dimensional effect, the letters and logo can be be cut out of the face and then raised acrylic letters push through the face. It’s completed with a translucent acrylic backer in your colors. Low voltage LEDs assembled inside light up the push thru acrylic letters. The maximum size for a single piece is 3.5’ x 10’.

Fabricated stainless steel, backlit letters

Fabricated stainless steel letters are assembled to float off the panel. They have lexan backs and LED lights assembled inside for a sophisticated halo effect backlighting onto the panel. The maximum size for a single piece is 3.5’ x 10’.

Fabricated stainless steel, front and backlit letters

Like the backlit option above, these signs also have an acrylic translucent illuminated face in addition to the halo backlighting for a bright, stunning effect. The maximum size for a single piece is 3.5’ x 10’.

FAQs for Exterior Lighted Panel Signs

What is your standard lead time on exterior lighted signs?

Our standard lead times vary depending on the type of sign but for most exterior signs, you should allow 4-6 weeks. Rush production options are available.

What rush production options are available on exterior lighted signs?

We are happy to try to accommodate rush orders on exterior lighted signs, if possible. Please give us the date you need the signage in hand, or installed, and we will try to accommodate. Also please fill out the quote from with your exact details before calling. Rush production fees will apply. Expedited, overnight and 2-day, shipping options are also available.

Please note that production time begins upon payment in full and an approved proof. If you approve it late or need changes, we can not guarantee the date we promised.

How do I know if I can install individual backlit letters? What requirements are there?

You will need access behind the wall where the letters are mounted. A wire needs to come inside the wall, behind each letter. You need access to be able to go inside and connect all the wires to an electrical junction in the location behind the sign. In short, you need access and be able to drill through the wall to push the wire in without obstruction. If this is not possible in your wall or building, consider either mounting the letters to a panel or not backlighting your signs.

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Our time-tested process ensures you—and your signage—are in good hands, every step of the way.

Step 1: Choose your sign type

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Step 2: Fill out our quote form

The more details the better, including a photo of where the sign will go.

Step 3: Review & estimate

We will quote and revise the options, until it’s just right.

Step 4: Tell us to Start

Approve your estimate, and we'll move ahead to design, proof approval, and production.

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