Illuminated Signs

Bugden Signs is a industry leader in fabricating custom shaped illuminated channel letters and illuminated signs and cabinets. No matter the size or shape, Bugden Signs uses only the best materials to produce a sign that is built to withstand the harshest of Newfoundland’s weather.

Channel Letters 

Standard channel letter

A standard channel letter is a 3 dimensional graphic sign element. Its channel is fabricated from sheet metal, most often aluminum since it will not rust.  The letter  is painted and fitted with any lighting components necessary such as neon gas tubes or light-emitting diode (LED) modules. A translucent plastic face usually of 3/16″ thick sheet acrylic or polycarbonate is cut to fit the open face of the letter can. A trim cap border is applied to its edges which gives the letter face a finished appearance and creates a fastening surface to attach it to the letter can. At night, these illuminated signs draw the eye of passers-by.

Exposed neon channel letter


These resemble standard letters, but the neon is covered with a clear acrylic face to protect the lighting.


Reverse lit channel letter

In this type of illuminated sign, the face of the letter is constructed from aluminum and the lighting is directed to the back. This light floods the wall that the letter is mounted to and creates a negative space at night. Letters in this style are also called halo letters.


Illuminated Cabinets

Illuminated cabinets (cans) are typically much larger than channel letters and are either square or rectangular in shape. The backs of these illuminated signs are still constructed from high grade sheet metal to minimize rust. Their side returns are constructed from an extruded aluminium that are welded together. The sides of the cabinet can be painted to match the colour of the building or to match the artwork or left unpainted. The face is constructed from either a high grade acrylic or  polycarbonate face. The face is then applied with cut translucent vinyl.

Illuminated cabinets can be either single or double sided. Single sided cabinets are typically mounted directly to a building. Double sided cabinets are typically mounted onto posts.


Illuminated Pylons

Illuminated pylons are mounted to large posts and fastened to a concrete foundation on the ground. Pylons are often composed of a series of double sided cabinets. Where each cabinet in the pylon represents a tenant in a commercial building for example.


Flexible LED Rope Light

LED rope lights have many benefits. They consume 90 percent less energy compared to traditional incandescent rope lights. Where standard incandescent rope lights consume 5 to 7 watts per linear foot, LED rope lights consume less than 1 watt per linear foot. They are LED bulbs spaced fairly close together inside a flexible plastic/rubber tube. Because the tube protects the bulbs from exposure, most of them can be used out of doors as well as inside.

Contact one of our sales team and have us design and manufacture an illuminated sign for your business