Build a Large LED Display
Using LED diodes you can create light displays, signs or pieces of artwork. A large LED display is an attractive way to get people to notice your business. You can also use them as a creative form of artwork. With today's bendable China LED tube strips you can develop logos or pictures, design signs or create a piece of modern art. You are really only limited by your imagination. The best thing is that these displays not only look great, but they are relatively inexpensive as well.
1 Determine the size of your sign. Each LED strip is 12 inches long and has 18 good quality LED spotlight on it. You need to purchase the number of strips appropriate for the size of your sign. As of 2011 each strip costs approximately $8.
2 Select the colors that will be included in your sign. Your typical choices are blue, green, red, white, warm white and yellow.
3 Design your sign. Using colored marking pens, write out in big letters what your sign is going to say and the shape of the lettering. Use this as your model.
4 Bend the light strips into the desired letters or design using the colors that you have selected. Attach the mounting brackets to the LED flood light manufacturer. Attach the LED strips to the board using a hammer.
5 Connect the LED strip interconnect cable to the letters. This is what gives the strips power. You need to thread the cable through each letter to ensure each one has power. When you are finished, plug the cable in and admire you work.
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