More and more businesses are turning to LED backlit trade show displays as a way to stand out in a sea of booths. While the lighting is subtle, it certainly brings high impact in a crowded space.
While there are variety of backlit display options available, we prefer the three styles below for ease of use and durability. Each style is a little different from the other two but all three options create a consistent and impressive backlit back wall image.
1. Light Box (Lightbox) Displays
Lightboxes, such as the Infinity Pro, feature a squared off frame built from lightweight aluminum extrusions. The LED lights are secured into the top and bottom of the frame, and illuminate inward towards the center of the display. The LED light strips provide a vibrant backlit graphic, and can be printed front and back. These exhibits come in a variety of sizes and are also expandable to fit larger booth spaces. The standard height is 8' tall and these newer style lightbox displays can be setup in 45 minutes or less.
2. Backlit Tension Fabric Displays
Tension fabric displays, such as Wavelight, are thinner than a lightbox display and feature a frame made of heavy duty 2-inch aluminum tubing. The wrinkle-resistant polyester stretch fabric slips over the frame and zips closed. Zipper placement allows for cord management and access to the lights. The lights hang from the top bar of the frame, which provides a consistent light from top to bottom, left to right. A backlit tension fabric display like this can be setup and lit within 45 minutes, and can weigh around 100 pounds.
3. Backlit Custom Modular Displays (New for 2021)
Extrusion based custom modular displays have been a popular industry style for years. Recently, this heavy duty look got a bit of a modern facelift when it was mixed with backlit graphics. The front fabric graphic still fits into a channel running along the frame using silicon edging as it commonly does. What's new is the additional "light sheet" that attaches to the frame behind the graphic to illuminate the display. This new light sheet is a fabric panel with the LED lights sewn in to ensure consistent light disbursement. While the visual impact is significant, the new panel adds very little weight or setup time to the original style.
If you have any questions about backlighting an older display or ordering a new backlit exhibit, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 877.663.3976.