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.
There are a variety of backlit displays on the market. The two most commonly available are lightboxes and tension fabric displays. While the general concept is the same, the two systems are vastly different. Both systems have a lighting system inside the frame and graphic.
Light Box (Lightbox) Displays
Lightboxes, such as Igniter, feature a squared off frame built from lightweight aluminum extrusions. The LED lights are secured into the sides of the frame, and illuminate inward towards the center of the frame.The LED light strips provide a vibrant backlit graphic, and can be printed front and back. A variety of sizes from narrow to wide, permits a backlit display up to nearly 20' wide. The standard height is 8' tall. Lightbox displays can be setup in 90 minutes or less, and can weight around 100 pounds total.
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.