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**OUTDATED POST & INFORMATION**

Our Current New & Improved LED Technology LED MODULE is the BrightON LED Series 

More Light per Watt, Longer Life, Lesser Modules & Cost... located Here

 

 

 

 

So....we've had them and I haven't been pushing them out because I didn't think they were right yet. 

 

But now that time has come.

 

Been to a few shops of customers and when I saw what I saw, I had to push for it.  It's al because one of my customers recently obtained a new AdamsTech Bender.  So now he's producing Channel Letters, reverse Channel Letters that are so small and tight the worry is no longer being capable of producing such a letter the worry is now....how the hell to power it up PROPERLY.  It's hard to put existing modules in, competent LED modules I mean.

 

Well....In mid to late September we will have NC LED White Horse Nano (Far right)

 

Their 160˙, same top tier Samsung used in our White Horse Product Line.  Their about 4 per foot and power consumption will be .48 per module.

 

If the Reckless 2, and White Horse 2 weren't already small enough as is, the White Horse Line will fit and integrate into all those hard to reach places and give you a bright light output

 

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