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Erik Sine

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    The Industries Public Enemy #1
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    The Sign Syndicate
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    San Diego, CA
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    Women & Underwater basket weaving

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    1225 Santa Claus Lane
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  1. Erik Sine

    USHIO LED Wall Packs

    NOW AVAILABLE USHIO LED Wall Pack Fixtures Ushio America’s TWP series traditional wall pack LED light fixtures are manufactured with premium, long-life LEDs, cast-aluminum housings with shatter resistant glass and excellent thermal dynamics. The TWP series is designed using the traditional wall pack appearance and replaces much higher wattage HID luminaires, saving up to 80% on energy costs. The traditional shape maintains an aesthetic appearance and will replace any building’s wall pack, or perimeter lighting. FEATURES & BENEFITS • Energy Saving • DLC Qualified • IP65 Outdoor Rated • Operating Temperature: -4° F to 120° F • 15-30 Foot Height Performance • Shatter Resistant Glass • Dimmable (0-10V) • Photocell Compatible • Long Life: 50,000 Hours • 5-Year Limited Warranty APPLICATIONS • Area Lighting • Security Lighting • Entryway Lighting • Pathway Lighting 42w 5000K $87.49 60w 5000K $99.99 Call (858) 880-1400 or email us orders@thesignsyndicate.com
  2. Erik Sine

    An Email I Recieved

    So, I've been meaning to post this, so what better time than while it's fresh in my head. I get these from time to time....I think I've mentioned it a couple of times, or maybe I haven't. I received a email shortly after the ISA show from a National Sign Company we were at. Their known for their.....not so good payment schedule. In short they asked me to remove the content about their company on my board, and that it was for the most part untrue, and in most cases under normal circumstances most are paid by 60 days. I'm not going to mention the name of the company, it's not important and email exchange was short. It appears that it all sparked from whatever happened at the ISA Show. I'm not sure if possibly they were a company that took part at the meet and greet, or it was brought up in other ways, maybe over a dinner meeting. Anyhow, my response was basically that if you stick to your promised payment schedule then there shouldn't be any issues. Issues usually happen when companies promise terms then go over that. I also let them know that if they're doing business in states like California (which they are), by law subs have to be paid in 30 days. I also let them know that executing contracts and subbing installs and service work in states like CA is illegal if they do not have a contractors license in those states. In a reply I asked why they go beyond 30 days in the first place. In states like mine (CA) it's the responsibility of the General Contractor to obtain a line of credit to pay Subcontractors if need be, NOT use subs as a line of credit and only paying them once THEY get paid....which in states like CA is also illegal. IN fact in order to get a contractor license in my state you have to have a certain amount of cash flow in your bank account, and you must be bonded ($15K last I looked) which a consumer or sub can go after for unpaid bills or as a fix Lastly in that same reply, I also relayed the fact that it's ridiculous that some Nationals ask Subcontractors that work for them to sign away their lean rights. ( I didn't aim this question at them because I didn't know if they require this, but i just mentioned it as lately it seems like a normal thing to get a sub to sign). Though I doubt a judge would even abide by that as even that is illegal in my state and why there are preliminary lean notices before project work and lean release once paid by subs Well, that's where communication pretty much stopped. I'm posting this because it seems that what we are doing here, coming together and opening up a line of communication about one of our industry's biggest problem IS having an impact....clearly. It hasn't been the first email or call I've received from an unhappy National. At the ISA Shows, I'll say it's thee biggest compliment we get in passing or by those that meet with us is the National Sign & Service Install Review Forum, and having the courage to host such a thing on the Sign Syndicate. My point is this. It's probably the most active used part of this site, but by those who just use it, they need to participate in it more actively rather than just read what someone else wrote about a particular company they may be checking up on. More need to actually participate and give their own feedback for others as well and not be so passive...reciprocate the help. Keep updating your experiences with these companies, whether it's positive or negative, because obviously.....everything we have been doing here is working for our industry
  3. Erik Sine

    New Under Canopy Lighting

    Thanks for your order Paul!
  4. Erik Sine

    New Under Canopy Lighting

    Hey Paul, Dimensions are on the pdf spec sheet above, and for New York I would expect about 4 business days if you order before 11am PST
  5. Erik Sine

    New Under Canopy Lighting

    1/2" on the side, 3/4" on the top for direct Mount
  6. Erik Sine

    New Under Canopy Lighting

    Keith, they come in black only. Also updated the product with more info
  7. NOW AVAILABLE FREE SHIPPING SPECIAL ON ANY ORDER OF 12 OR MORE USHIO Slim Canopy Lighting They are everything you would expect from USHIO of Japan, in other words....High-End Lighting, not something you find in a Chinese Catalog / EBay Product. • DLC Premium Qualified • IP65 Outdoor Rated • Operating Temp -4˙F to 120˙F • Shatter Proof Glass • Dimmable (0-10V) • 50,000 Hours • 5-Year Limited Warranty • Title 24 28w $81.25 42w $89.99 59w $99.99 SPEC Sheet USHIO SS SCM Series Canopy Mount.pdf Installation Sheet Canopy Intall Sheet.pdf Call (858) 880-1400 or email us orders@thesignsyndicate.com
  8. Anyone know of a source for dual head lamps for small blade signs? Can't seem to find many. I'm sure I could make a custom lamps, but I'd rather not at this point. Here's one below, but it's just not that fancy enough and for the high $300 cost..... it look like a home depot slap together. Looking for something a lil "fancier"
  9. Erik Sine

    ISA Vegas 2019

    Pics from our 2019 Vegas ISA Show. Info Here
  10. Erik Sine

    ISA Vegas 2019 Trip

    As Usual, we don't spend that much time at the actual "show". We got in Wednesday about Noon'ish. Dropped in the show to see a few people then ran out of there. Spending some quality time together was more needed than seen the "same ol" It was also the start of the NFL Draft and it was hard to pull Kirstie away from Sports bar TV's showing who was going where. We had dinner with some good friends and it's always a good mixed balance of family and work. Thursday was our "business" day and we squeezed just about everything we could the first two days. Then more playing of course Friday was our "Alone Time", phone off with only Pool Time, more NFL Draft, and more playing The ISA Show was very "Up Beat" and they did a very good job of keeping it "High Energy" up until the time you walk through the main show entry. Nothing new to see if you're a sign veteran, the floor seemed a little smaller and traffic seemed smaller compared to years past but that's not the point for NOT coming to the show. Everyone should make an effort and a point to come to the show, being in the electric sign industry you NEED to be there, PLUS.....it's a perfect venue to meet members of the Sign Syndicate that you have regular discussions with talk about the things you can't on the board. We had the pleasure to meet up with some new faces, and of course old faces. We haven't been to an ISA show in 2 years, and there was something I was reminded of. It's been two years and within that gap I tend to get too comfortable in that span, get lazy in what I do here on The Sign Syndicate. In my conversations it was good to hear about "Why" they visit, participate and find The SS is a important tool. This show served as a reminder, it served as a kick in the ass as NOT to let my/our foot off the gas. I think hearing that did Kirstie & I some good. Hearing it all only motivated me, I think that year off didn't do me any favors, when I don't skip a year the wheels keep turning, but sadly last year or the wheels stopped and went. One conversation was brought up about the National Sign Company Meet and Greet. For those that attended then you'll know it wasn't a good venue to show up to expect a good conversation with more than one National. There were a lot of lines and it was pretty much "Speed Dating". My advice, save yourself a trip next year and just simply visit our National Sign & Service Review List and just jot down all the Names and submit them a vendor package. That way you don't have to wait in line and you can reach everyone and more than are actually there and you WON'T have to waste your time meeting up with a "no-payer". No National is going to remember you or what you said to them trying to sell yourself. So I guess there is one more Orlando show left, then it's off to Georgia, ugh.....why can't Georgia just start next year?
  11. Erik Sine

    Sign Permits with Landscaping

    I've run into this before but it's been years. Never directly with the city but under circumstances where I'm in front of a neighborhood review design committee, you know.....where you're seeking an approval before you go to the city and you sit in front of a bunch of @s$hole long-haired hippies who have an opinion about everything other than your project and they just like to hear themselves talk. The pride swallowing situations we find ourselves just for an approval
  12. Coming Soon 9 Watt Beast 175 degree Constant Current 24 Volts 5 Year Warranty All I can say right now is WOW!! As most of the regulars that visit The Sign Syndicate know....we don't sell much on the the site here, we only bring "High-End" Electric Sign Components on board because it's our belief that ALL Custom Electric Sign Shops should be warrantying their products for 5 years from any kind of outages or failure. Otherwise if you don't have the confidence to do so, maybe you're using inferior components. This is not to say special circumstances depending on climate or conditions make that impossible. But in most cases, this industry needs to step up and guarantee the Consumer. So here is another to cater to our High-End Clientele Not many Sign Cabinet LED Products that are both 24v along are also Constant Current Driven, NOT Constant Current like most LEDs that are in this industry. Check out the size of this sucker!!! The Smaller Sister Product at 3 Watts, 24v and of course Constant Current NOT Constant Voltage The Size of this thing!!! As with most quality prisms (not use of frosted lens for a cheap wide angle) the more of an angle you look at the lens the bright it gets Alright the Numbers 659-651 Foot Candle Sign Face surface light measurement. That is FReAKISH!!! In our Great White Hope test comparison a 7.5" x 4' Width channel, double stroke EGL DL65 15mm Neon Lamp measured out to 393.5 Foot Candles on the surface. In this one foot channel we know for sure these modules will and can be stretched out much further than 1' apart, and you'll be able to get some much wider rows with TRUE competitive light NOT "Usable Light". We'll have to throw in and test some T12's and T8's to get a taste A Single 13mm Tri-Phosphor Neon lamp which already is bright as hell initially came in at 355 Foot Candles in our Great White Hope II Test. This smaller sister is coming in at 343 FC at what will look to be 3 watts per foot So far we're VERY excited for what's to come!!! Stay Tune!!!!
  13. Erik Sine

    CLOSED for ISA

    We will be closed for any shipping of products from April 23rd and back April 29th
  14. Erik Sine

    Vegas Sign Convention

    Kenny, how come no Saturday this time? Just the scheduling unavailability or just busier during the week? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Erik Sine

    Insurance for sign companies doing vehicle graphics?

    Hi Lee, That is odd. I've had Hartford for about 18+ years and still have them. But they have me down under signs & graphics, which is everything from exterior, interior, etc. Do you do just vehicle graphics or others as well?