How to Choose the Perfect LED Church Sign
So, you are looking at investing in a new sign but there are so many variables and bells and whistles and, well, you get the point. In today’s digital age, churches must embrace technology and effectively communicate their message to the community, but it isn’t that easy.
With their vibrant colors and eye-catching displays, LED signs have become a popular choice for churches across the United States. If you’re looking to upgrade your place of worship with an LED church sign, this blog post will guide you through the process of selecting the right one.
Target Your Church’s Objectives BEFORE diving into the world of LED church signs:
Take a moment to consider your church’s specific goals and objectives. Assume you can afford the solution you need so your goals are not tainted by false perceptions of what something might or might not cost. Are you aiming to increase attendance, support a community event, share inspirational messages, or highlight a special person? By understanding your church’s needs, you’ll be better equipped to choose an LED sign that aligns with your vision.
Consider the Location and Size:
The location and size of your LED church sign are crucial factors to consider, and not only for pricing reasons. Determine where the sign will be placed on your property and measure the distance to your audience (closest edge of the road in mos tcases). You can have someone hold up a posteboard with different sized text for reference. It’s important to choose a sign that is appropriately sized for optimal visibility and readability, ensuring it can be seen by both pedestrians and drivers passing by your church. Our chart is very helpful for this purpose. See here for more information (Under “How to Choose Size and Height”): https://guthmansigns.com/led-signs/
Evaluate Visibility and Readability:
One key advantage of LED signs is their ability to capture attention with vibrant, dynamic displays, but all that vibrance might not mean anything if it isn’t readable. For any demographic of people you’re targeting, it’s important to select a sign with clear and legible text, even from a distance. Opt for high-quality LED technology with adjustable brightness levels and high definition (4mm – 10mm), to ensure the sign remains visible during different lighting conditions.
Consider Customization Options:
Every church has its own unique identity and branding. Look for LED signs that offer content customization options, allowing you to showcase your church’s events and missions, while staying true to your logo, colors, and fonts. This will help create a consistent and recognizable image for your congregation and the community.
User-Friendly Software and Programming:
Unless your church has a dedicated IT team, (and often even if you do), it’s essential to choose an LED sign that comes with user-friendly software for easy programming and content management. Look for intuitive cloud based interfaces that allow you to schedule messages, change display settings, and upload custom graphics from anywhere (from home, while traveling, and/or on site), without expertise.
Durability and Maintenance:
To ensure your investment is well placed, investing in a high-quality, durable LED church sign is crucial for its long-term performance. Look for signs that are weather-resistant, able to withstand harsh elements such as rain, snow, and extreme temperatures. Longevity should be in the range of 10,000 hours (or, 10 years of typical use). Additionally, consider the maintenance requirements and ensure the sign can be easily serviced or repaired if/when needed. A good spare parts kit can be useful to keep for this purpose as well, so ask if that is available.
Carefully choosing the right LED church sign takes some homework, but it can greatly enhance your church’s visibility and impact on the community for years to come. By understanding your church’s objectives, considering the location and size, evaluating visibility and readability, exploring customization options, and prioritizing user-friendly software and durability, you’ll be well on your way to selecting the perfect LED church sign for your place of worship.
Remember, an LED church sign is not only a tool, or some sort of fancy lawn ornament, or just a tool for communication, but also a symbol of your church’s commitment to the community, commitment to and embracing technology, and reaching out to the community in general. Make an informed, educated, patiently considered decision, and watch your church thrive as you engage and inspire people of all ages.