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Trotec and Hybrid Services Team Up for Exclusive Print &…

27-Nov-2020

Advert promoting the webinar

Trotec, a market-leading supplier of laser technology, has teamed up with Mimaki's exclusive distributor for the UK & Ireland, Hybrid Services, to bring you an exclusive webinar on December 10th...

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Agfa offers sales assistance to wide format printers

25-Nov-2020

Agfa's wide format printer

Agfa has teamed up with professional print buyer, Matthew Parker, to give printers who have diversified into wide format, ideas on how to maximise their investment. This free 45-minute webinar...

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Doncaster Based Business invests Half a Million into expansi…

18-Nov-2020

A huge Zund flatbed cutter

At the start of 2020 Visual Group undertook their journey of expansion and commenced a major refit of the premises and then the Covid-19 lockdown hit.

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Concept Group Delivers Digital Makeover for Liverpool Centra…

18-Nov-2020

One of the two 5x3m Digital signs inside Liverpool Central station

Sign and large format LED display specialist installs two digital screens to target shoppers and commuters inside the busy city railway station.

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Built-up letters - Nov/Dec 2020

Hand-crafted built-up letters remain a popular choice

30-Oct-2020

Built-up letters from Acrylic

Sign Here Leicester is celebrating its 30th year in business and despite the current pandemic situation the demand for reasonably priced, high quality built-up letters has never been greater, says...

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Next generation tooling provides even more material choices

30-Oct-2020

8mm thick aluminium letters

The next generation of Crown Norge tooling from LKH tools has allowed for even greater options when specifying which materials can be used on a CNC router, says tooling &...

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Old school approach to signage

30-Oct-2020

The built-up 3 dimensional letters M and G

Since its inception in 2015 Lemon Signs has striven to stay at the forefront of signage design and manufacture, exploring new ways of production and reuse of ‘old school’ materials...

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Versatile solutions deliver maximum impact

30-Oct-2020

Huge Built up letters on top of a building called the PlayHouse

Built-up letters are the cornerstone to good signage, something which Applelec has specialised in for over 20 years. Using not only time-honoured techniques but integrating the latest technology and finishes...

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Acrylic built ups handmade with care and precision

30-Oct-2020

Acrylic and Polycril built up letters

Signs 2 Signs is an experienced trade manufacturer with over two decades of knowledge, specialising in 3D built up acrylic letters and logos, with a small team of certified Perspex...

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Highlight Mk.4 profile.Readings from meters showing Electrical consumption comparison of 2 pieces of lighting.Joining section on the Highlight Mk. 4.Wave shaped bracket.
Highlight Mk.4 is a new extruded aluminium trough lighting profile from Insight, replacing its current T8 and T5 profiles, catering for both fluorescent and LED light sources, with three options for brightness on the latter.

Highlight Mk.4 LED Superbright version offers better performance than fluorescent, says Insight, yet consumes just over half the electricity (11.9 W compared to 20 W for a 600mm long unit), so now you can have the ultimate in brightness while helping the environment. You also benefit in that virtually no maintenance apart from cleaning is necessary, coupled with around five times the useful life of standard fluorescent (based on 12 hours a day, 365 days per year).

Insight says it has no doubt that its Highlight Mk.4 LED Bright version will soon replace fluorescent, being almost as bright but consuming just 8.4 W for the same length as above.

The only benefit fluorescent can offer is cost. Highlight Mk.4 Fluorescent starts at just £10.00 per foot, compared to LED Bright at £15.00. However, if you are not driven by initial cost, the saving in energy, maintenance and long life will soon repay the difference.

The most economical version is Highlight Mk.4 LED Green, consuming just 3.8W for the same length as above from which you still obtain reasonable illumination for smaller fascia signs.

So go on help the planet and after a few years see a good cash saving.

This very attractive profile shape is also functional in that it diffuses light on to the sign face, rather than direct it, which could cause glare or hot spots, sometimes making text illegible. The slanting bullnose front shape shields light spillage and prevents light dazzling passing motorists.

Another very important part of any lighting system is the joints. Insight has spent the money and provides another separate extrusion following the inside shape of the profile, this provides support at joints and prevents both light spillage and water ingress. Don't purchase any trough light with out one, says Insight.

Highlight Mk.4 offers a wide range of clip-on fit fixing brackets, and now also a wave shape version which adds style but more importantly is ideal for signs where you have very little spare space, hence reducing the size of the fixing plate to the smallest possible while still allowing top and bottom fixings. Insight never recommends brackets with horizontal fixings as the wind causes all lights to move up and down, causing horizontal fixings to become slack.

For further information, visit Insight Sign Systems' web site at www.insightsignsystems.com