Channel Letters – Face Lit
Face lit channel letters have acrylic faces, which can be in a variety of colors, as well as white acrylic with a translucent vinyl overlay for an even greater selection of colors. The faces are mounted to the aluminum or metal return using a trim cap edge. The letters can be internally illuminated using an LED lighting system. They can be mounted either directly to the wall individually or mounted on a metal rectangular box called a raceway. The individual mounting looks much better than the raceway mounting because the raceways tend to be distracting and create unwanted shadows. However, many landlords prefer the raceway style of mounting because it requires fewer holes made on the building facade. Raceways are also required in case of limited access in the building facade for the electrical hook-up of the sign.