Illuminated Signs
Big Ideas plan, design and manufacture all types of outdoor illuminated signs including neon, LED and fluorescent tubes.

Our fabrication is created and installed from only the best materials. We are constantly searching the world for the latest technology and innovative ideas in illuminated signage. Keeping our finger on the pulse has led us to be industry leaders in New Zealand with an impressive and extensive range of clients under our belt.

We specialise in large sky signage for naming rights of city towers through to funky wall art to livening up the dullest of areas. Big Ideas are up for any challenge, with a particular fondness for bringing bold creativity to our illuminated sign design and execution.

Neon Signs

Neon signs have been used in advertising since the early 1900s and are still one of the most popular choices for attention-grabbing, eye-catching signage. They are often used for bars, nightclubs, restaurants and other businesses that want to stand out from the crowd.

LED Signs

LED signs are a newer technology that offers many benefits over traditional neon signs. LEDs are more energy-efficient, have a longer lifespan, and can be used to create more intricate designs than neon.

LED signage is one of the most versatile and popular types of signage on the market today. Thanks to their energy efficiency and long-lasting bulbs, LED lights are perfect for creating eye-catching displays that are sure to get noticed. And with a wide range of colours and styles to choose from, LED signs can be customized to fit any business’s branding. Here are just a few of the creative ways that businesses are using LED signage to stand out from the competition:

  • Animated Displays: By stringing together multiple LED lights, businesses can create dynamic displays that grab attention and convey messages in a fun and engaging way.
  • Custom Logo Signs: illuminated logos are a great way to make a big impression, day or night.
  • Illuminated Awnings: Adding LED lights to an awning is a great way to showcase a business’s name and hours of operation after dark.

Whether you’re looking for a simple “open” sign or something more elaborate, LED signage is a great option for any business. With so many possibilities, the only limit is your imagination!

Fluorescent Tube Signs

Fluorescent tube signs were once the most popular type of illuminated signage but have been replaced by LED in recent years. They are still a good option for some businesses, particularly those on a tight budget. Fluorescent lighting has come a long way since its inception over 100 years ago. Today, it is one of the most popular choices for signage design due to its energy efficiency and long lifespan. Fluorescent tubes emit little heat, making them ideal for use in enclosed spaces such as display cases. They also produce a bright, even light that is perfect for highlighting text and graphics. In addition, fluorescent tubes are very durable and can last for many years with proper maintenance. For all these reasons, choosing fluorescent tubing for signage design is a wise investment that is sure to pay off in the long run.

Open-channel neon signs

These types of signs are a great option for extra large signage. This option gives you the brightest form of light transmission available in illuminated signs. Designing and building impressive open-channel neon signs is a challenging but rewarding task. To create a sign that is both eye-catching and easy to read, one must consider a variety of factors such as size, font, and layout. In addition, the sign must be able to withstand the elements, as it will be exposed to wind, rain, and direct sunlight. However, with careful planning and execution, it is possible to create an open-channel neon sign that is both beautiful and durable. The end result will be a sign that is sure to turn heads and leave a lasting impression.

Big Idea’s extensive experience in illuminated signs will ensure that a tailor-made solution is created that serves your business’s needs. We take into account the environment, the location, the type of business, and the budget to create a sign that is not only effective but also looks great.

To capture traffic passing at night, or to showcase your premium brand, illuminated signage will work for you. Illuminated signs can be a channel or closed face; with neon, fluorescent, or LED illumination; face-lit (internal) or halo-lit (backlit). There are many types of illuminated signs, each with its own unique benefits. Big Ideas has a wealth of experience in designing and creating all types of illuminated signs, so we can help you choose the right solution for your business.  We offer a wide range of services, from design and manufacture to installation and maintenance. We also offer a free consultation to discuss your specific requirements. Call us today to find out how we can help you create the perfect sign for your business!

An undisputed impact

  • external signage
    External signage for Forrest Funeral Services
    Forrest Funeral Services requested a full external signage package for their premises in Browns Bay, Auckland. So, we proposed the best methods for giving their brand prominence in the heart of the coastal town.
  • digital LEDs
    Advanced digital LEDs for Chorus sign
    BIG produced a sign to display the four colour blends of the Chorus brand identity from the top of their building, twenty storeys above Auckland’s CBD. Digital LEDs give us the ability to programme the colours with accuracy.
  • suspended signage for Xero
    Suspended signage – Xero in on the illusion
    Xero approached BIG with a unique signage request: A large construction of "suspended" signage above an atrium between two building structures. We jumped at the opportunity.

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