A personalised wooden sign on posts that lights up at night.
This is something we have been working on for a long time. We have been repeatedly asked for a way of making a house sign to stand out at night so delivery drivers can find them when it’s dark. The usual way is to use a flood light to shine on your sign or use some kind of over hanging strip light bulb to show the lettering, not always the easiest thing to do.
This is our way of doing it – ‘Light-Sign’, the concept is to have a sign that during the day looks like a regular sign, clear to read, well made and stylish. But… when night falls, you flick a switch and the lettering glows. Not too bright, not too dull just stunning clear lettering glowing in the darkness.
The bulbs, hidden inside the sign itself, are high quality LEDs which have a life spam of 10 years. (one hundred thousand hours) Because we use LEDs the amount of power needed to run the sign is extremely low, making Light-Sign an efficient and cost effective way to illuminate your house name.
The front panel of the sign is coated in a thick black coating allowing only the light to shine through the lettering. The whole thing is then surrounded by a solid oak frame and posts, all put together using traditional joinery techniques. The whole sign is extremely sturdy and will last for years.
Please Note: You will need a 240v power supply installed where you plan to place the sign. Attached to one of the posts is a IP rated waterproof transformer. You will need an electrician to install the power supply to the transformer.
We offer 2 sizes, small and large, giving you the flexibility of having your house name on 1 or over 2 lines if required. The length of the sign will vary depending on how much lettering is required. We allow between 50cm and 1 meter in length. Please see below for the sign dimensions: If you would like a Light-Sign making to a specific size please let us know before ordering.
The oak frame is made from 4.5cm thick solid oak and mounted on huge 8cm thick x 1.2 metres long posts. We always allow plenty of space around your house name so the lettering is centred. Lettering is available in all caps or upper and lower case, please let us know at time or ordering.
As with everything we do here at Make Me Something Special, we have spent the time researching and sourcing the perfect materials available. Each oak sign is handmade from one piece of Air Dried Superior Grade English Oak. This Timber is perfectly seasoned and adjusted for outdoor conditions. You can choose to leave your sign untreated, finished in Superior Danish Oil or our low maintenance Diamond Coating finish. If you choose untreated your product will weather to a pale silver more quickly. Danish Oil will not only treat the timber but also bring out the timbers natural colour. This has a UV filter to protect the timber but it does require regular upkeep. 2 – 4 times a year to keep it looking its best. Diamond Coating is more glossy but a lot more harder wearing and only requires a top up once a year, however this depend on the weather and where the product is placed. We would recommend twice a year if you want full protection. Top up kits can be ordered over the phone or on our website – see here.
Small Sign on two posts:
20cm tall x from 50cm up to 1Metre wide
Large Sign on two posts:
30cm tall x 50cm up to 1Metre wide
Posts – 8cm square x 1.2Metres long
We can always bespoke make house signs to suit you specific needs. We can make these in any size and shape, from a single number to a house name or even a multiple tier sign for several property names.
7-10 working days. Please be aware this can change daily. If you require an item to be made by a specific date please contact us.
All of our engraved oak signs are made to order. All engravings are in capitals. For lower case lettering, this can be requested at the time of order. Please add this to the note section at checkout or you can contact us via email or phone. All sizes are approximate.
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