Nov 25, 2020
Luckily the difference between direct-view and backlit signs is mostly their appearance! Direct-view signs use individual LEDs placed close enough to each other to form letters, numbers and symbols. So, if direct-view means the characters are made of small points of light, what does backlit mean? Backlit signs use diffused light to illuminate a bold character, number or symbol. Below you will find a visual example of each type as well as a few points to consider when choosing which is best for your application.