Internally Illuminated

Internally illuminated signs come in all different shapes and sizes, but they’ve definitely got one thing in common – they really make a statement. A dream come true…your name in lights! But there’s no need to get hung up on the technicalities, our experienced Design Team will guide and advise you all the way.

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Internally Illuminated Signs | Designed, Manufactured & Installed In-House

Whether you’re thinking big or small, Internal Illumination means concealing the light source, usually 12v LED modules, inside. For a really simple touch of class, choose Halo Lit; with the glowing edge casting a halo of light. Or Back Lit for maximum impact, where the light projects from inside the Built Up Letter. Indoor signs especially can look great Front Lit too, with the face of the letter illuminated.

Our Light Box signs are designed and bespoke built in-house, so you can choose whether just the lettering is illuminated, or the whole face of the sign. With a rigid light box-grade (Opal) Acrylic face, or a Tension Banner for the very largest signs, there are long term exterior options. And of course, we’ll install for you to the very highest standard.

Sometimes you just need a sign, let us help

We take huge pride in helping companies of all size and sectors present their brand beautifully to the outside world, through internal and external signs and displays.

With over 20 years of experience Tunnicliffe Signs is known as the best in the North West and beyond. Join our extensive list of loyal clients, and we’ll make your vision a reality.

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    Internally Illuminated - Frequently Asked Questions

    Will I need Planning Permission for an Illuminated Sign?

    The short answer is ‘sometimes’ – it’s important you check with your Local Council first, rather than risk having to have it permanently switched off! ‘Ordinary’ signs don’t usually require consent, but it’s more commonly required if they’re illuminated, especially if you’re in a conservation area. We can provide you with detailed elevation drawings and technical information for your Planning Application if you need it.

    How long do internally illuminated signs last?

    We use high quality Aluminium, with a powdercoated (paint) finish or Aluminum Composite for our external signs, both of which have a 5-7 year stated lifespan. Once the Aluminium frames are fixed in place for Tension Banners (sometimes called ‘flex face’ signs) you can easily have new graphics fitted; these are a permanent sign, much more substantial than a temporary PVC banner. The LEDs we use are guaranteed for 100,000 hours.

    Can I install an Illuminated Sign myself?

    We’d be happy to provide you with a ‘supply only’ quote if you’re considering a lightbox sign – perhaps for an exhibition or an event – just tell us how long the lead for the plug needs to be! Or our team of highly skilled fitters can install across Cheshire and the North West if you’d prefer to leave the installation to the experts for exterior signs.


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