LED magnetic opening light-pockets are used to display and illuminate posters. They can be mounted in your shop window, to an interior wall, or at various other suitable locations within the room. They're often considered to be the posh alternative to the regular non-lit wire suspended poster display systems.
Estate agents use them to present properties for sale to potential buyers. Businesses and establishments of all types will benefit from using these displays because of the considerable visual impact they have due to their ultra-bright (high luminosity) and overall elegant appearance.
Estate agent’s properties for sale being presented in our various illuminated light-pocket display units. Other common uses include travel agent windows, beauty salons, bars and restaurants. It’s somewhat of a misnomer to assign any market sector’s name to our cable display systems as their actual name for the product. We’ve included several photos which show different applications including a wall mounted display in joinery firm’s reception, and a yacht broker’s window display.
Our truly unique light-pocket design offers an almost uninterrupted viewing area of your printed designs. Thanks to extensive engineering research and development almost the entire width and height of your posters will be visible to your customers. Just 6mm (3mm per side) remains hidden from view.
The cable wires themselves always hang vertically. However, the cable kit end fixings can either be mounted vertically orientated or at any angle from 0 degrees to approximately 135 (45 degrees past horizontal) degrees via our optional wall mounted fixings.
Regarding the special paper, funny enough many people aren’t even aware of it, and it isn’t actually paper since the main substance is Polyester which produces a thin high-quality plastic film.
Translucent means partially transparent, so not 100% clear and not 100% opaque. The print quality is equivalent to using glossy photo paper in terms of how strong and defined the various colour inks, dyes and pigments bond to the surface. We stock A4 and A3 film for both inkjet and laser printers. Printing sizes A2 and upwards is usually considered to be large format printing that specialised companies are better equipped for.
The LED window displays in the photos both use our A3 landscape backlit film. (The film can be printed on using an ordinary office printer).
Ordinary paper is a realistic and good alternative to the rather more expensive backlit film. It’s extremely important to use only the thinnest paper available which will let more light through the thinner it is. Consider that normal paper is made from “wood pulp” compared to translucent film which is made from Polyester (a type of plastic).
It stands to reason that a thick enough sheet of wood pulp (paper) won’t let any light pass through at all, whereas if it’s extremely thin light passes through quite easily. Polyester plastic (backlit film) lets light pass through similar to glass because it’s partially transparent due to its molecular structure, and therefore thicker vs thinner sheets makes almost no difference at all.
Conveniently most supermarkets sell (in particular A4 size) large packs of thin cheap paper which is ideal when having decided to use ordinary regular paper as an alternative to translucent film.
If you're using double-sided light-pockets but not displaying a printed poster in the rear sleeve, always remember to insert one blank (non-printed) sheet into the rear sleeve to maximise the amount of light that passes through the printed poster. Important note: The blank sheet can just be ordinary paper which works very well for this purpose.
Explanation: Translucent film (or a sheet of thin paper) lets approximately 65% of the light pass through whilst reflecting (and/or emitting) the remaining light. Placing a poster in both sides is beneficial simply because the light reflected from each sheet passes through the other, which would otherwise escape into the room having served no purpose.
The default power supply provided with all our display kits is a 12V 5A (60W) DC transformer (sometimes called an LED Driver) which comes with a 2-year warranty. Additionally, we have 12V 7.5A drivers available which are better suited for connecting multiple displays in parallel.
The two display drops of three - LED illuminated A3 landscape displays in the photo can be powered from a single 12V 7.5A driver.
The power supply has a standard UK three pin mains plug at one end which plugs into the mains socket on your wall as usual, and a 12V positive and negative terminal connector at the other end. The photos to the right show the fixings attached to the bottom recess of the estate agent's window display.
The 12V connectors are most often attached to the very bottom of the cable wires where the bottom cable fixings are mounted to the floor or window recess, but they can instead be attached at the ceiling end which requires either mounting the PS against the wall high up, or placing the PS within the attic area if you have access.
Magically! the system doesn’t require having electrical wires feeding power to each display unit. Instead the low voltage electric current flows up and down the cables which are being used to suspend the units. The power then accesses the embedded LEDs via the clamps which attach the units in position between the cables.
Specially selected high-powered LED strips are embedded and concealed within the Perspex acrylic light panel centre body which forms the basis of the lightbox unit. Face panels, electrical wiring, and rubber bonding materials are Intricately fabricated onto the centre body with great care using a combination of semi-automated equipment and manual techniques. The finished light pockets are cleaned and polished immediately after being tested, which is all part of our rigorous inspection process.