Businesses reach customers with LED digital signs
July 12, 2018 — Five electronic message center (EMC) digital signs from Luminous were honored in the 2018 Watchfire LED Sign Awards. The awards were established to recognize Watchfire dealer partners who showcase the capabilities of outdoor digital advertising in superior sign design. The award recognizes those who have displayed excellence in effectiveness, design and legibility in digital messages.
Award-winning LED signs by Watchfire from Luminous
Five message centers from Luminous were honored. Recognized as Gold Winners Wesley Medical Center and Hutchinson Community College Recognized as Silver Winners Luminous Neon, Disability Supports of the Great Plains, and First National Bank of Hutchinson. These sign are located across the state of Kansas with Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Luminous Neons’ Lawrence office, along with Hutchinson based Disability Supports of the Great Plains, Hutchinson Community College, and First National Bank of Hutchinson.
Wesley Medical Center says their sign allows them to inform their customers
This place-making project features (3) separate 12mm Watchfire displays installed Sept. 18, 2017.
“Rarely have I seen a three-sided sign, but this design worked perfectly,” Said Brian Leabo, Market Director for Plant Operations, Maintenance, Safety & Emergency Preparedness, Wesley Medical Center. “We were able to utilize the highly-visible Watchfire LED message center to get important messaging out to our customers and inform them of upcoming healthcare education and events happening at the hospital. We are very pleased with the design and functionality of our new sign.”
Hutchinson Community College Director of Marketing and HR says there are endless opportunities
This project was a refurbishment of an existing sign which included a 34mm EMC installed in 2007. The featured upgrade component was a 12mm Watchfire electronic messaging center installed Dec. 22, 2017.
With more than 13,000 credit and non-credit students, Hutchinson Community College has a lot going on including the annual NJCAA men’s basketball national tournament and countless other statewide, regional and national events. The new EMC provides a more effective way to program and display content including visiting speakers, enrollment deadlines, sports events and community recognition.
“We are beyond thrilled with our new sign. The feedback we get on it is tremendous. Amazing graphics, limitless capabilities and great service!” -Denny Stoecklein, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Hutchinson Community College
New project leads for Luminous Neon Art & Sign Systems
Monument sign for the Lawrence shop of Luminous Neon Art & Sign Systems featuring a 10mm electronic message center installed Nov. 2, 2017.
The electronic message center was added to the existing monument after the city opened its sign codes to allow EMCs for the first time in late 2017. This installation enjoys outstanding traffic and has helped solidify Luminous Neon’s role as a preferred provider in the region.
“We are extremely pleased with the results of this display. We’ve received leads on new projects, service orders, several job applicants and we’ve significantly improved awareness of our location and our services. Additionally, we’ve supported community events. I wish we would have installed it sooner!” -Tom Sellers, CEO
Disability Supports of the Great Plains says their sign is for the good of the community
The LED sign was installed Sept. 6, 2017 featuring vertical “The Clayworks” display with a 10mm Watchfire electronic messaging center.
“With the addition of our new monument sign and message center, the most visible part of our company, The Clayworks at Disability Supports, now has an unprecedented avenue to share our industry narrative as well as the creative efforts of our nearly 150 artists with developmental disabilities,” said Rick Staab, President/CEO, Disability Supports of the Great Plains, Inc. “In addition, with its unique design, incredible image quality and location in the heart of Hutchinson, we are afforded the opportunity to use the display as a shared community service portal to highlight events that inspire, enrich and inform the broader community.”
“Without question, the value of this new level of visibility will help to propel our organization’s initiatives in unprecedented ways for years to come,” said Staab.
Visible to the community says VP of marketing for 1st National Bank of Hutchinson
This project features a 10mm Watchfire electronic message center installed Oct. 20, 2017.
After considering an EMC for several years, First National Bank took the plunge in 2017 at this branch location to communicate its offerings and its extensive community involvement. Chelsea Barker, Vice President and Manager, Marketing and Business Development said, “This LED sign increased our visibility and allowed us to inform customers and prospects of our products and services. We’re committed to our community and proud to display events for local organizations. We receive compliments daily about the visuals that appear on our sign.”
Watchfire VP commends dealer partners for artistry, imagination
“As the hardware and software for digital advertising have evolved, the uses of creative and dynamic content continue to emerge and improve. Sign dealers are only limited by their imaginations when it comes to sign designs that will have the greatest impact,” said David Warns, Watchfire’s vice president of On Premise Sales.
“We feel it is important to recognize our dealer partners who focus on promoting the strengths of digital advertising,” Warns said. “Digital signs of all kinds bring timely, relevant advertising to mass audiences while still maintaining the artistry that has been a hallmark of sign dealerships for decades.”
Luminous is a Platinum level authorized dealer of Watchfire Signs
Luminous provides electronic message centers, also referred to as digital signs, to businesses large and small. Luminous serves the entire Kansas City metro area (Kansas and Missouri), the Wichita metro area and the rest of Kansas through its operating locations in Topeka, Lawrence, Salina and Hays, Hutchinson, Dodge City and Western Kansas and other accounts across the central U.S. and nationwide.
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The Watchfire 2018 LED Sign Awards
For more information, visit the official Watchfire sign awards page.