Face-lit Metal Channel Letters

Face-lit metal channel letters have LEDs inside a 3D metal letters shell, the light shines through the front surface of the sign, bright display effect makes your sign stand out whether it is day or night. Each letter is independent and can be lit individually, highly customizable, economical and easy to read, widely used for business, store, building, storefront, shop, outdoors & indoors.

About Face-lit Metal Channel Letters

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Face-lit Metal Channel Letters
  • Face-lit metal 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 face-lit metal 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 front-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.
  • LEDs are installed in the letters shell as light source.
  • The front surface of the sign glows.
  • Can be used indoors or outdoors.


Face-lit metal channel letters are a highly popular form of signage used by businesses to create a striking visual presence. These signs comprise individually crafted metal letters, often made from durable materials like aluminum or stainless steel. Each letter is designed to be hollow, housing an internal light source, typically LED, which illuminates the front face of the letter. This design allows the letters to emit a bright, consistent glow, making the signage prominently visible both during the day and at night. The face-lit aspect provides a clear and vibrant display, ensuring that each character stands out with sharp clarity against various backgrounds. The versatility in their construction means these signs can be customized in various fonts, sizes, and colors, offering businesses the ability to tailor their signage precisely to their branding needs.

Function and Importance

The display effect of face-lit metal channel letters is one of high visibility and impact. The illuminated front face of the letters ensures that the business name or logo is clearly visible from a distance, drawing attention and making it a focal point. This is particularly effective in environments with high competition for visual attention, such as shopping centers, commercial streets, or entertainment districts. The illumination not only enhances the readability of the signage but also contributes to the overall aesthetic appeal, giving the business a modern and professional look.

From a functional perspective, face-lit metal channel letters are a powerful tool for branding and marketing. They provide businesses with a means to showcase their brand identity prominently, enhancing brand recognition and recall among potential customers. This type of signage is especially beneficial for businesses that operate during the evening or are situated in areas with low ambient lighting, as the illuminated letters remain visible and eye-catching at all hours. Additionally, the use of durable metal and energy-efficient LED lighting makes these signs a long-lasting and cost-effective choice. They withstand various weather conditions and require minimal maintenance, offering a practical and impactful signage solution for businesses looking to stand out and leave a lasting impression.


  • Trim Face-lit Metal Channel Letters

    Trim Face-lit Metal Channel Letters

    The front surface of the sign has trim, also known as face return, used to provide strong support for the acrylic front panel, suitable for larger letters, has great longevity and display, suitable for indoors and outdoors.

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  • Trimless Face-lit Metal Channel Letters

    Trimless Face-lit Metal Channel Letters

    There is no trim on the front surface of the sign, so the signs have a very modern and clean look, with great longevity and display, suitable for both indoors and outdoors.

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  • Trim Face-lit Metal Channel Letters are different from the Trim Cap Face-lit Metal Channel Letters common in the United States. The difference is that the Trim of the former is welded to the border of the letters shell, while the Trim Cap used in the latter is a customized plastic/aluminum profile that needs to be fixed on the border of the letters shell using screws or rivets.
  • When the face-lit channel letters are particularly large, metal will be used to make the front surface of the sign, and then there will be regular dense holes on it, finally through-hole LEDs will be used as the light source. If you have needs, please contact us.

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 face-lit metal 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.
  • 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 face-lit metal 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 face-lit metal 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 Face-lit Metal Channel Letters

Custom metal face-lit channel letters offer a unique and sophisticated way for businesses to enhance their brand image and visibility. Crafted from high-quality metals such as aluminum or stainless steel, these signs provide a sleek and modern look, while the face-lit design ensures high visibility and impact. The front illumination of these letters, achieved through durable and energy-efficient LED lighting, casts a bright and uniform glow, making the signage stand out vividly against any backdrop. The customization aspect of these signs is particularly beneficial, as it allows businesses to tailor their signage to reflect their specific branding needs. From selecting the perfect font and size to choosing the right color that aligns with the brand’s identity, custom metal face-lit channel letters provide a distinctive way to showcase a business’s name and logo, enhancing its storefront or building façade with a professional and polished appearance.

For business owners, investing in custom metal face-lit channel letters brings several key advantages. Firstly, these signs are highly effective in attracting attention and drawing in potential customers. The bright, face-lit design ensures that the business’s signage is noticeable from a distance, making it ideal for locations with high foot traffic or in competitive commercial areas. This visibility is crucial for increasing brand awareness and can directly contribute to higher customer traffic and sales. Secondly, the durability of metal construction combined with LED lighting technology makes these signs a long-lasting investment. They are built to withstand various weather conditions, ensuring that the business maintains a professional and inviting presence over time. Additionally, LED lights offer the benefit of low energy consumption and minimal maintenance, providing a cost-effective and environmentally friendly signage solution. Overall, custom metal face-lit channel letters are an excellent choice for businesses looking to make a strong and lasting impression, enhance their brand’s visibility, and stand out in a crowded marketplace.

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  1. 1: Contact with us

    Contact with us or fill our free quote form, we will arrange one of the sales following your quote and jobs.

  2. 2: Initial design

    If you do not have the design file as we needed, we will provide initial design service which includes the choosing fonts, dimensions confirmation, etc.

  3. 3: Free quotation

    Based on your request and the design file, we will give you the exact cost

  4. 4: Order confirmation

    Please print our quotation file, signature it and send us the scanned file

  5. 5: Deposit payment

    Please finish the deposit payment, then show us the bank slip etc. so that our accounting can confirm it

  6. 6: Drawing design

    We will detail the design file of your signs, then we will send the file to you to show you all the details

  7. 7: Begin production

    When we get the confirmation of the detail design file, we will begin the production

  8. 8: Lighting test

    Your signage would be a 24 hours keep lighting test when we finish the production, so that most issue could be fix

  9. 9: Final products

    We will take photos for your signage to show you the final products effect

  10. 10: Balance payment

    When you confirm the products, please send us the balance payment, then show us the bank slip etc. so that our accounting can confirm it

  11. 11: Shipping

    We will call the delivery company to pick up your signage products and give you the waybill number so that you can track it

  12. 12: After sale

    We provide three years free replacement to non-human damaged signs

Outdoor Face-lit Metal Channel Letters

Outdoor face-lit channel letters are a compelling signage option for businesses seeking to establish a prominent and impactful presence in the public eye. These signs consist of three-dimensional letters with an internal lighting source, typically LEDs, that illuminates the face of each letter. This design ensures that the signage is not only visible during the day but also strikingly vivid at night, making it an ideal choice for businesses that operate after dark or are located in areas with significant evening foot traffic. The bright and uniform illumination of face-lit channel letters enhances readability and attracts attention from afar, effectively turning the storefront into a beacon that draws in potential customers. The ability to customize these signs in terms of font, size, color, and lighting intensity allows businesses to convey their brand identity accurately and powerfully, making these signs a key element in any exterior branding strategy.

For business owners, outdoor face-lit channel letters offer multiple tangible benefits. First and foremost, these signs dramatically increase the visibility of the business, essential in today’s competitive market. Enhanced visibility leads to increased brand recognition and can significantly boost foot traffic, directly impacting sales and customer engagement. The high visibility of face-lit channel letters is particularly beneficial for businesses in busy commercial areas or off the main thoroughfare, where attracting customer attention is crucial. Additionally, the robust construction and use of long-lasting LED lights make these signs a durable and cost-effective choice. LEDs not only provide bright and consistent lighting but are also energy-efficient and require minimal maintenance, reducing ongoing operational costs. The investment in quality outdoor face-lit channel letters thus provides an excellent return, enhancing the business’s curb appeal, attracting more customers, and reinforcing the brand’s presence in the local community and beyond.

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  • Experience

    With over 20 years of successful experience and knowledge in producing signs, we do know how to produce signs well for the world.

  • Price

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  • Quality

    We provide you with high quality signs produced by our experienced technicians using advanced machines and high quality raw materials.

  • Lead Time

    Depending on the type and quantity of ordered signage products, we generally need about 15 business days to complete the signs production.

  • Accessories

    Provided with 1:1 layout template, stud bolts, nuts, installation diagram and other installation accessories per the needs of the customers.

  • Warranty

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

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