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Hi - Any ideas about making a large price sign - using 12 volt led bars - nothing fancy. Thanks? Answered

ok, sorry did not give enough detail.  Looking to make a gas price sign, 3 digit display that can be changed when price goes up/down.  Looking for the digits to be 2 feet in height.  Looking to use 7 - 12" led bars to make up the digit (12 volt).  Need something to control the display besides switches.  thanks for any help 

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jtp139
jtp139

11 years ago

go to a sign shop and have them make it for you. You'll spend almost as much in buying the materials to do it yourself then to just have someone make that has access to wholesale costs. that thin translucent sheeting is called Duratrans. or you can buy a thin plexiglass and ask the sign people to cut out vinyl lettering on translucent vinyl. Just tell them what you're trying to do and they can probably give you a few options.

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kartoon99
kartoon99

Answer 11 years ago

ok, sorry did not give enough detail.  Looking to make a gas price sign, 3 digit display that can be changed when price goes up.  Looking for the digits to be 2 feet in height.  Looking to use 7 - 12" led bars to make up the digit.  Need something to control the display.  Thanks for the reply

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Sandisk1duo
Sandisk1duo

11 years ago

print the price on a sheet of something translucent

then put a 1/2inch acrylic/plexiglass plate behind it, shine the LED bars on the sides of the acrylic

place the price on to of the plexiglass/acrylic


then cover the reverse side of the acrylic/plexiglass with aluminum tape


finally frame it nicely

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kartoon99
kartoon99

Answer 11 years ago

ok, sorry did not give enough detail.  Looking to make a gas price sign, 3 digit display that can be changed when price goes up.  Looking for the digits to be 2 feet in height.  Looking to use 7 - 12" led bars to make up the digit.  Need something to control the display.  Thanks for the reply