outdoor led sign for schoolIf you have an outdoor LED sign for schools, GSA LED sign, or any other type of LED signs, then you know that they have huge advantages over other types of outdoor signage. They last a really long time, too.

In fact, LED signs can last up to 100,000 hours, or anywhere from 10 to 11 years. That’s calculated using a message 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. That being said, there are some maintenance tips you can use to help your sign last even longer!

Save it from the heat

Heat is one of your LED sign’s biggest enemies. It the biggest factor affecting how long your sign will last. Proper ventilation during installation combined with temperature sensor fans inside the display will increase the life of your LEDs.

Check the exterior

The exterior of your LED display is tough, and it should last a long time. Electronic Message Centers (EMCs) are constructed with an industrial grade aluminum extrusion. The displays are weather-sealed so they can endure many types of precipitation. Just make sure to periodically check the seals to make sure they are in good shape.

Protect it from the wind

Most outdoor LED signs are built to withstand winds up to 30 miles-per-hour. So, most of the time, your sign will be just fine outside. However, you can strategically place it so it’s guarded from the wind in case of a storm.

Bring it in (if you can)

If you have a portable LED sign, then you should consider bringing it inside when the weather gets rough.

In 2019, LEDs are estimated to achieve a 53% penetration of the global lighting market, and it makes sense. That being said, you need to take care of your outdoor LED sign for schools, and all other LED signs you might have. Practice these maintenance tips so you can get the most out of your sign and make it last as long as possible.