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Are LED display signs included in time and temperature signs, even if the display does not show the time or temperature?

Or would this have to be a new category?

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6 hours ago, tmazanec1 said:

Are LED display signs included in time and temperature signs, even if the display does not show the time or temperature?

Or would this have to be a new category?

Time and temperature signs must show the time AND temperature, hence the name of the category. It matters not how they're displayed, only that they be displayed.

LED display signs would, indeed, have to be a new category, but the likelihood of it's becoming reality is slight.

Keith

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LED display signs would, indeed, have to be a new category, but the likelihood of it's becoming reality is slight.

 

Why slight? Are they getting too common (I've been lobbying my Pastor to get one for our Church for the last couple years)?

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Actually, this discussion would be better in the Recruiting and Category Proposal forum.

But yes, they are definitely becoming too prevalent.  Since the ability to display a lot more colors with LED lights (than the original couple of colors) have caused a renaissance of devices using them, their cost has gone down, and their prevalence has skyrocketed.

All of those old slide-the-letters-into-their-row-and-then-watch-the-wind-make-your-wording-into-humorous-and-sometimes-vulgar-sayings sign boards are going the way of the hand cranked automobile/truck/tractor.  I know of several places around here that are trying to sell the old junkers and not having any luck.

Anyone who wants a new sign will spend almost the same amount, or a little more, for a LED dot-matrix sign that can do waaaaay more than just letters, and takes much less electrical energy to light it.  And, although not impossible, it is very less likely that the sign will tell you to go to blazes when the intended wording was "Go To Shell". :P

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On 10/22/2017 at 7:41 AM, MountainWoods said:

All of those old slide-the-letters-into-their-row-and-then-watch-the-wind-make-your-wording-into-humorous-and-sometimes-vulgar-sayings sign boards are going the way of the hand cranked automobile/truck/tractor.  I know of several places around here that are trying to sell the old junkers and not having any luck.

Anyone who wants a new sign will spend almost the same amount, or a little more, for a LED dot-matrix sign that can do waaaaay more than just letters, and takes much less electrical energy to light it.  And, although not impossible, it is very less likely that the sign will tell you to go to blazes when the intended wording was "Go To Shell". :P

Whether you're aware of it or not you may have planted the seed for the reciprocal category:

"slide-the-letters-into-their-row-and-then-watch-the-wind-make-your-wording-into-humorous-and-sometimes-vulgar-sayings sign boards"

They're now somewhat less than over prevalent and fast disappearing. Waymark them before they're ALL GONE!!! :lol:

Keith

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Welll, they're a bit too mobile.  99% of the ones I've seen have wheels and a trailer hitch.  Here today, and (hopefully!) gone tomorrow.

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