Pan channel letters are also known as "internally illuminated letters"; this description says it all. Each letter is generally lit from the inside with light shining through the plastic sign face or out the back of the letter (called a halo-lit, or reverse pan channel letter). As is the case for most of the signs we offer, pan channel letters are custom made from metal and plastic and are commonly illuminated with economical and efficient LED lighting or neon tubing.
Channel letters may be installed directly to the building fascia where each letter is mounted individually or on a raceway, a prefabricated metal box that runs the length of the sign. The raceway is then mounted directly to the building fascia. The type and design of the letters may be determined by city ordinances or the building owner's sign criteria.
Our channel letters are manufactured to the strictest standards and meet all the necessary local electrical and building codes.
Front Lit Pan Channel Letters
Front lit channel letters are the most common letter configuration. As the title implies, this letter type emits illumination only from the front (face) of the letters. Front lit letters are also called “standard” channel letters.
Reverse Pan Channel Letters
This style has a solid opaque vinyl overlay on acrylic or specialty acrylic face and is illuminated from behind the letter, causing a “negative space” when illuminated at night.
Front/Back Lit Channel Letters
Illuminated face and return produce a dynamic and dramatic appearance.