Signs of the Times Buyer's Guide 2012 - (Page 8)

2012 Lighting Equipment and Materials Survey Signshop-related, lighting materials and component providers By Darek Johnson Because this Buyer’s Guide is – and, for years,we, has been – an acknowledged industry reference, this year, decided to include an easy-to-use, bonus reference for signshop-related lighting materials and supplies. On the following 8 pages, you’ll find a lighting-company reference list (company name, city, telephone and web URL); a provider’s list that exhibits the product type offered for standard, LED and neon lighting components; plus, a locater reference for electronic-digital-display providers. And, because many lighting companies’ product pages can, in thickness, match the height of McDonald’s Big Mac, our product types are listed in generalizations rather than specifics. For example, lamp manufacturers offer several hundred LED devices – and the product list expands daily – so our list separates LED-lamp types a company provides, rather than the extensive model types. It’s the same for standard and neon components. So once you’ve referenced a company here, move to its website for details. Besides, such websites often display new products and other information that may give your shop a lead on your not-so-curious competitors. We also remind that ST issues routinely contain helpful and effective advice from highly-regarded, sign-lighting columnists: Marcus Thielen (neon and conventional lighting), Bob Klausmeier (large-format video displays) and Dr. Nisa Khan (LEDs). The magazine also features its Strictly Electric column and regular articles on all electric-sign types. Finally, because any reference list comes from available information, the company or product-type list may be incomplete. We therefore suggest you reference a lighting provider’s website to determine its exact product offerings. ■ 8 SIGNS OF THE TIMES / MID-MARCH 2012 / BUYERS’ GUIDE 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Signs of the Times Buyer's Guide 2012

Signs of the Times Buyer's Guide 2012
Year in Review: 2011, Staying the Course
2012 Lighting Equipment and Materials Survey
Manufacturers and Distributors
Equipment and Supplies Index
Equipment and Supplies
Advertising Index

Signs of the Times Buyer's Guide 2012