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David Sabot
08-19-2008, 3:38 PM
Was looking to get a ballpark on what a lighted outdoor channel letter sign, like the one in the link below would cost


It will consist of 17 letters. I know it will depend on size, etc, but just looking for a ballpark if anybody can help. I am in the Tampa area in case somebody in the biz is here and wants to quote as well.

Joe Pelonio
08-19-2008, 4:09 PM
Depends some on the letter size, installation height, type of lighting, if any, and local agency permit fees.

I don't do electrical, nor am I in your area, but last time I had experience with one of those, where I subbed much of the work, was about 8 years ago. The cost was about like this:

12" Injection Molded Channel Letters ordered from Gemini by me: $22/letter
(Formed Channel letters would have been closer to $90/letter)

Can, neon, transformer and installation by local contractor: $2,300

Permit from city: $85

Now many are done with LED which may is a lot less expensive than neon, about $1 per led and the power supply is under $100. Usually comes 6 LEDs/foot in 100 foot reels.

Hope this helps, until someone more knowledgeable posts.

Shannon Burkitt
10-07-2008, 11:32 AM
In my neck of the woods...red led's are comparable in price to red neon - referring to sloan or gelcore - but the white is up to 50% more.