Back-lit Channel Letters

Back-lit channel letters have LEDs inside a 3D metal or acrylic letter shell, the light shines through the back-panel onto the wall, creating a wonderful halo effect. Each letter is independent and can be lit individually, with the excellent 3D effect and amazing halo effect, widely used for business, store, building, storefront, shop, outdoors & indoors.

About Back-lit Channel Letters

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Back-lit Channel Letters
  • Back-lit channel letters require a power source so that the LED light source can provide good light. Although solar energy and wind energy are used by more and more users due to their green characteristics, when used as power sources for illuminated signs, these green energy sources need to be matched with energy storage batteries to ensure the stability of the current. Therefore, the stability and cost of this kind of power supply will all be worse than the mains power. Therefore, we recommend using mains power. Whether it is civilian AC or industrial AC, it will be more stable.
  • The vast majority of LEDs are driven by safe 12V DC power. Therefore, if the mains power is used as the power supply, the AC transformer is required to convert the AC power into the 12V DC power required for LED operation. Therefore, it is recommended that before purchasing, you first understand the voltage of the AC power at the place where the backlit channel letters will be installed, so that we can provide you with a suitable AC transformer.
  • In order to reduce line loss, we recommend that the length of the wire from the signage to the AC transformer be controlled to 3 meters (about 118 inches), otherwise the LED may not fully emit light due to excessive current loss.
  • The AC transformer will generate heat when working, it is recommended that the AC transformer be placed in a place with good heat dissipation. If the AC transformer cannot dissipate heat smoothly, the service life of the transformer will be seriously affected.
  • The installation of back-lit channel letters usually requires drilling holes in the wall, so it is recommended that you confirm with the landlord what restrictions there are on drilling holes before purchasing.
  • Some cities, communities and landlords have certain restrictions on the brightness and color temperature of illuminated signs, so it is recommended that you understand these restrictions before purchasing.


  • Can be letters, numbers and logo.
  • Each individual part is separate.
  • Using fabricated metal 3D letters shell or CNC engraved acrylic 3D letters shell.
  • LEDs are installed in the letters shell as light source.
  • The back-panel of the sign glows, creating a halo effect on the wall.
  • Can be used indoors or outdoors.


Backlit channel lettering is a modern and sophisticated type of signage commonly used by businesses to display letters, logos or numbers in a visually eye-catching way. These signs, known by many names such as reverse channel letters, halo lit channel letters, backlit letters, etc., consist of 3D letters, each with an individual structure and built-in lighting source. Lighting (usually LEDs) is placed in the letters shell, casting a soft ambient light around each character. This backlight creates a dramatic halo effect that outlines and highlights the letters against the backdrop of the building or wall on which they are mounted. These signs are typically constructed from durable materials such as aluminum, acrylic, or stainless steel to ensure longevity and the ability to withstand a variety of environmental factors.

The primary display effect of backlit channel letters is the distinctive halo illumination that surrounds each letter. This creates a subtle yet impactful visual appeal, drawing attention both during the day and at night. The backlit effect adds depth and dimension to the signage, making it more dynamic compared to standard flat signs. The illumination not only enhances readability but also contributes to an overall aesthetic that is modern, upscale, and engaging. This type of signage is particularly effective in areas with high foot traffic or in settings where businesses need to stand out from their surroundings, such as shopping malls, commercial streets, or entertainment districts.

Function and Importance

Backlit channel letters serve a crucial role in business branding and visibility. They function as a powerful marketing tool, helping businesses to establish a strong presence and brand identity. The illuminated aspect of these signs ensures that the business name and logo are visible at all times, making them an excellent choice for establishments that operate during evening hours or in low-light areas. The customizable nature of these signs, allowing for specific font styles, colors, and sizes, means that businesses can create a unique sign that aligns perfectly with their branding strategy. Additionally, the use of energy-efficient LED lighting makes backlit channel letters a cost-effective and environmentally friendly option, reducing energy consumption and maintenance costs over time. In essence, backlit channel letters are not just signage; they are a strategic investment in a business's brand image and customer attraction efforts, offering both practicality and aesthetic appeal.


  • Back-lit Metal Channel Letters

    Back-lit Metal Channel Letters

    With the fabricated metal letters shell, usually made of stainless steel, which has a good service life and a strong three-dimensional effect and has a good display effect both indoors and outdoors.

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  • Back-lit Acrylic Channel Letters

    Back-lit Acrylic Channel Letters

    With the CNC engraved acrylic letters shell, it has exquisite appearance and strong brightness and has good display effect both indoors and outdoors.

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Visible Distance and Recognition

When you set up fascia signs for your business, building, store, etc., you definitely want the sign to have very good visual distance and recognition, so that your customers can see your store from a long distance. Although navigation is becoming more and more developed, it still cannot replace the visual recognition effect provided by signage.


  • For signage with thin strokes, their visual distance and recognition will be affected.
  • Bigger signs have better viewing distance and recognition.
  • When the environment is relatively dark, the visual distance and recognition of illuminated signs are better than those of non-illuminated signs.

Many factors such as the finish of the sign, the color contrast between the sign and the installation location, the intensity of light at the location of the sign, etc. will affect the viewing distance of the sign. If you need a suggestion, then as a rule of thumb, the viewing distance of a sign is approximately about 120 times the height of the sign. For example, a 1-inch-tall sign can be seen with good recognition from a distance of about 10 feet.


Most of the installation methods of backlit channel letters are flush mount, off-wall mount or raceway mount, using stud bolts to install the signs on the wall.

  • Flush Mount: This installation method uses stud bolts and is installed separately on the building facade using the mounting holes. The wires used to power the lighting are fished out of the wire holes and mounted behind the wall so light source maintenance can be easily done from behind. Typically, each individual illuminated sign part has 2-3 stud bolts and 1 wire, so 3-4 holes need to be drilled in the wall for this. Obviously, this installation method will increase the installation workload, but since the wires and stud bolts are buried in the wall, the installed signs will be sleek and sophisticated.
  • Off-wall Mount: The only difference between this installation method and flush mount is that the sign is away from the backing wall, and spacers are used to ensure that each part is at the same distance from the wall.
  • Raceway Mount: In this installation method, the sign is first mounted on a slender metal mounting structure called a “raceway”, usually made of aluminum or stainless steel, and then the raceway and signs are mounted on the wall as a whole. The interior of these mounting structures can be used to house electrical wiring and AC transformers. The advantage of this type of installation method is that it has fewer holes need to be drilled, which can be an important consideration for building owners or landlords, and it also makes it easier to install and renew the signage, while creating an off-wall visual for the sign, so the three-dimensionality will be better. However, due to the existence of the “raceway”, the integrity of the sign and installation wall will be weakened.

To ensure your signage is installed correctly for optimal display and longevity, we recommend hiring professional installers. We will provide a 1:1 layout template to show the hole positions of stud bolts and wires, the installer will drill holes on the wall according to these hole positions. If it is an illuminated sign, the wiring work of the wires needs to be completed. We will provide installation instructions, wiring diagram and necessary installation accessories to help your installers complete the installation correctly and quickly. If you are unable to find the professional installers, please let us know and we will put you in touch with one of our partners to find good installers for you.


Fascia signs are generally installed at a high location and may not be accessible without a lift machine or scaffolding, so routine maintenance is basically difficult. Therefore, it is necessary to purchase high-quality signs and hire professional installers to install them. High-quality signs that are installed correctly can significantly reduce the possibility of sign failure.

In fact, the maintenance of backlit channel letters is very simple. Just need to wipe the surface of the sign with a soft cloth moistened with clean fresh water. Never use liquids containing organic cleaning agents to wipe the sign, as such cleaning fluids may cause irreversible damage to the exterior finish of the sign.

Certification and Warranty

Our customized backlit channel letter products have CE & UL certification and use the famous MeanWell brand transformer, which can be widely used around the world. You only need to tell us your AC power supply situation, and we will provide you with signs and the AC transformer fits you.

Our signage products have undergone strict quality testing before leaving the factory, and we also provide a 3-year warranty. If your sign is damaged due to non-human factors within 3 years, we will provide you with free replacement parts, and the transformer warranty is provided by MeanWell.

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Custom Backlit Channel Letters

Custom backlit channel letters, when used as fascia signs, play a pivotal role in enhancing the frontage of any business establishment. These signs, characterized by their individual, illuminated letters creating a stunning halo effect, offer an immediate visual impact that is both elegant and striking. Mounted on the facade of a building, with its excellent, modern look, this personalized signs draw the eye, making the business stand out in any streetscape or shopping center. The backlit aspect not only provides a sophisticated look but also ensures that the signage is highly visible in all lighting conditions, crucial for businesses that operate into the evening or are situated in dimly lit areas. The ability to customize these signs – from the font and size of the letters to their color and illumination style – allows businesses to accurately represent their brand image and ethos, ensuring a consistent and cohesive aesthetic from the storefront to the interior.

For business owners, custom backlit channel letters as fascia signs offer significant benefits. First and foremost, these signs serve as a powerful marketing tool, enhancing brand visibility and awareness. The unique backlighting helps to differentiate the business from its competitors, drawing attention and interest from potential customers. This is particularly advantageous in crowded commercial areas where standing out from the competition is essential. Additionally, the sophisticated appearance of backlit channel letters adds to the perceived value and professionalism of the business, potentially attracting a higher-end clientele. The use of energy-efficient LED lighting in these signs not only reduces operational costs but also aligns with eco-friendly business practices. Durability is another key advantage, as these signs are built to withstand various weather conditions, ensuring a long-lasting and maintenance-friendly solution. In summary, custom backlit channel letters as fascia signs are an effective way for business owners to boost their establishment’s visibility, attract customers, and reinforce their brand identity in a competitive marketplace.

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  8. 8: Lighting test

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Outdoor Backlit Channel Letters

Outdoor backlit channel letters, serving as fascia signs, are an exceptional choice for businesses looking to maximize their storefront appeal and brand impact. These signs consist of 3D letters, often crafted from durable materials, with a lighting source positioned behind them to create a captivating backlight or halo effect. This distinctive illumination not only enhances the legibility of the signage but also adds an aesthetic charm, making the business façade more inviting and noticeable. Positioned prominently on the exterior of a building, these backlit channel letters play a crucial role in capturing the attention of passersby, day or night. The illumination ensures that the business name and logo are visible and legible even from a distance and in low-light conditions. This visibility is especially beneficial for businesses located on busy streets or in areas with significant foot traffic, as it helps in standing out amid the urban visual clutter.

For business owners, integrating outdoor backlit channel letters into their fascia signage strategy offers multiple advantages. Firstly, these signs are an effective marketing tool, providing continuous brand exposure. The illuminated aspect of the signage acts as a beacon, drawing in potential customers and thereby increasing foot traffic. This is particularly advantageous during the evening hours or in seasons with shorter daylight, as the backlit feature ensures the business remains prominent and attractive. Secondly, the customization options available with backlit channel letters allow for a tailored branding approach. Business owners can choose specific fonts, colors, and sizes that align with their brand identity, ensuring a consistent and professional image. Additionally, the durability and energy efficiency of modern LED lighting used in these signs make them a cost-effective and environmentally responsible choice. This long-term durability translates to lower maintenance costs and a reliable signage solution that withstands various weather conditions. Overall, outdoor backlit channel letters provide businesses with an effective way to enhance their visibility, attract more customers, and strengthen their brand presence in a competitive market.

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    Provided free three years non-human damage limited warranty, and also provides 5 years limited warranty policy with enrollment fees.

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