Thursday, March 29, 2012

Ice Cream Neon Signs

Spring has sprung. Now is the time to open the doors to the local ice cream shoppe. Here is the scoop. The selling potential of one our our ice cream neon signs will have every sweet tooth in town knocking at your window.

Business is tough and it can be a rocky road when your business is only operational part of the year. But our ice cream neon signs are the cherry to top off your advertising campaign. They are very affordable, extremely effective and work for you 24/7 without complaint. Whether your customer prefers plain old vanilla ice cream or death by chocolate topped with whipped cream and sprinkles, a neon sign will help bring in the cold hard cash every business owner is looking for.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Museum of Neon Art Relocating to Glendale CA

When one thinks of a neon sign, what usually comes to mind is a splashy neon business sign used to attract attention. One often forgets that neon is an art form and a dying one at that. The Museum of Neon Art (MONA) is here to remind us of the spectular effects that can and have been achieved with neon glass art. MONA presents a bit of everything from classic restored neon signs to new age light shows. The museum is relocating to Glendale CA and a new building, where it will be the corner stone of the new Cultural Arts District. The museum is dedicated to keeping the art of neon alive and offers neon classes and well as neon tours in the LA area. You Glow MONA!


Friday, March 2, 2012

St. Patricks Day Tradition

It will soon be March 17th, also know as St. Patrick's Day to the Irish. Saint Patrick, who live during the first century is the patron saint of Ireland. Born in Roman Britian, he was kidnapped at the age of 16 and taken to Ireland as a slave. He later escaped, but returned to Ireland and is credited with bringing Christianity to it's people.
The symbolic shamrock has long been associated with St. Patrick. Legend has it that he compared the clovers leaves to the Holy Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Occassionally shamrocks are found with four leaves. These are rare and considered to be lucky for the finder.
In America, St. Patrick's day is celebrated with parades, shamrocks and all things Irish. From leprechauns to the color green and cabbage to the Blarney stone, you don't have to be Irish to celebrate this holiday. Slip on some green apparel and decorate your table with some green food and drinks. Hang green and orange balloons from the ceiling. Set out a four leaf clover neon sign to add some luck of the Irish. Play Irish Songs or put in a DVD of Riverdance. Decorate with posters and banners featuring pictures of Ireland. Soon you will have a new tradition to celebrate each year.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Installing an Outdoor Neon Sign

We now offer Outdoor Neon Signs with our standard sign designs, as well as custom neon signs.  Outdoor signs come in an aluminum outdoor casing to stand up to the harsh elements. The case also comes with a clear plastic cover to protect the glasswork. All of our Outdoor Signs have a U.L.2161 listed power supply to be hardwire. There are a couple of ways to install outdoor signs. You can hire an electrician which we recommend, or you can do it yourself. The benefits of installing your own outdoor sign is a reduction in cost. You'll also receive the satisfaction in doing it yourself.  However, some states such as Michigan require outdoor neon signs be install by a licensed Sign Specialist. Check with your local building department. They can inform you about the local regulations and direct you to the proper official to obtain a sign permit.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Tax Neon Signs for Year End

Tax season will soon be upon us and a bright neon sign can make all the different in attracting new clients. Your clients need to know you are open and ready to prepare their tax returns. Neon signs are time tested and one of the most cost effective methods of advertising. With all the competition from H&R Block to Jackson Hewitt to the small tax preparer, making sure your tax sign draws attention should be your highest priority.
Fire House Neon Signs excels at making neon tax signs. Accountants know that good signage can make the difference for a business having a profitable year end or being in the red. Our stock tax signs are not really meant to branding your company as much as they are to attracting attention. We are confident you will find a neon sign that works well to promote you unique tax services.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Don't be Left Out in the Cold.

Before purchasing an LED sign, check with you local building department to make sure you will not break any city ordinance or zoning policies in your preferred location. Also consider your LED sign requirements and compare them to sign regulations set by your local government. Many communities set restrictions on the size and appearance of signs.You can find out how property is zoned by contacting your local building department, or use the state and local search engine to find if your city or county has zoning ordinances online. If you need any assistance, LED Sign Authority can help you select the right sign for your location. Here are a few questions you may want to ask your local building department:
  • How many square feet of signage is allowed?
  • Is there a minimum or maximum height restriction? What is it?
  • Are there set back requirements? Minimum distance from the roadway or sidewalk?
  • Are you allowed an LED Moving Message Sign? Can it move and scroll, or must it stay static?
  • Can anyone pull a permit or is a license necessary?
  • Can your organization install the sign themselves or is a Sign Specialist required?

If you need asssitance in for assistance in interpreting your local municipal sign codes and regulations please call or email LED Sign Authority. We are here to help.