CLEAR VISION SIGNS LLC
Specializing in Outdoor LED Message Board Signs                      215-680-1776

Facts to remember


What can I say about American Made that you don't already know?  Yes, a lot of the interior parts are made in china because they are the only ones producing such parts but the fact remains, the cabinet, the manufacturing of the signs, and also very important, the software for the sign has been created right here in the United States of America.   American made with the highest quality standards.


Our software gives you easy to use scheduling of playfiles in either text only, text and graphics, graphics, scrolling, animation and movie files.  You can schedule playfiles to play at any time and finish when you want.  Going away is no problem, you can program your sign with playfiles to start and finish months in advance.  A playfile can play for one second or one day and anything in between.  Play multiple playfiles in a row or different days of the week.  Our software gives you all the options you could want.  


This is our primary business, Electronic LED Message Board signs.  We know our product, we know how they work and we understand the complexities.  Don't call a sign company that only does this without the training and knowledge to help you make your sign successful for you.  Support and training in developing effective playfiles to draw attention and bring in business.  Graphics that POP!!  Call us at 215-680-1776 and we will be glad to give you a demo.

Viewing Distance and Time


Viewing distance is one of the most important factors needed to determine the correct size of most electronic signs. As a general rule: 1 inch of text is viewable up to 50 feet away or 25mm of text is viewable up to 15m away. The following diagram illustrates at what distance and character size that a stationary audience will recognize and understand the content of an electronic sign.

​However, if the target audience is moving, then another factor, time, is required. ​ An average of at least three to four seconds is required for a moving audience to adequately recognize and comprehend six to eight grouping of content on an electronic sign2. The following chart lists the maximum time an audience will have to view an electronic sign with specific characters size. For example, an audience will have three seconds or less to view electronic signs with four inches of text. If the electronic signs have too much content, than the reader will not have sufficient time to comprehend the entire content.

As a summary
:• 2 inch text works well in most foot traffic areas, such as for indoor applications.
​ • 4 to 6 inch text is ideal for 45mph or under traffic, such as outdoor church and school applications
• 8 inch text  or larger works is suited for most outdoor applications where traffic is 60mph or slower.Character


















​​Note:
1. LEDs emit light allowing the content to be visible further away than the same content on standard reflective surfaces.
2. Other factors, such as content size, traffic, distractions, weather, lighting conditions, etc. will affect the time required
3. The values listed in the chart does not take into consideration the minimum required visibility distance (MRVD)
4. The information provided should not be taken as the definitive source on electronic sign visibility and viewing distance

Viewing Angle

Viewing Angle is the angle at which the LEDs brightness is halved. An LED is at full brightness when you look at it straight on or dead center. If that level of brightness is halved by moving 35° from dead center, the viewing angle is considered to be double that number, or 70°. Reading angle is the angle at which people can adequately read your LED message, and, while typically greater than the viewing angle, it varies depending on lighting circumstances and a sign's environment.

Color vs. Monochrome

​Single Color LED signs have long set the standard for effective LED signage and are a proven way to get results. They're particularly effective if you have a text-driven message you'd like to customize from time to time

​But if you have a product you'd like to show in all its splendor, or if you'd like to play snippets of videos or animation and take advantage of other advertising tactics previously only available on TV and the Internet, you might want to consider a color LED sign.

Either way, you can't go wrong using an LED display to draw attention to your message.

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LED signs 101
Learn before you buy
For starters, LED Stands For …Light-Emitting Diode. An LED is not a light bulb, but an efficient, effective, ultrabright

​alternative that doesn't burn out.  The LEDs in Suncoast's signs typically stay bright for longer than 11 years.

What is Pixel Pitch?

​Pixel pitch is the distance between each pixel on your sign.  A pixel is a cluster of two or three LEDs. The closer the pixels, the crisper and more life-like your image will be.