Holophane vs. the competition

See a detailed analysis of how the industry leader stacks up against the competition

To build the best LED billboard light fixture you need to put it through the toughest test.

For over two decades Holophane has incorporated a white checker board as a critical benchmark when measuring quality of light through the customers’ eyes.

This simple, but effective process allows us to analyze the overall quality of light on the board. Is it even across the entire copy and does the light make a smooth transition as it moves away from the source? Are there any sharp contrast areas that will show up as shadowing or hot spots? The checker board shows all design flaws as the eye can easy focus on any differences between two or three squares.

Below is a side by side comparison showing the Holophane Sign Vue 2 LED and LED Competitors A & B.

All photo’s below are untouched and taken with a Nikon at the same exposure ISO 100@F10/1 SEC

Competitor A – 100w

* Mounted 3’ below and 6’ out (72”)

  • Cutouts & Extensions not illuminted

Competitor B – 137w

* Mounted 3’ below and 6’ out (72”)

  • Noticable hot & dark spots
  • Poor Apron Lighting
  • Wasted light pollution

Sign Vue 2 – 108w

* Mounted 3’ below and 6’ out (72”)

  • Cutouts & Extensions are illuminated
  • Uniform Apron Lighting

Competitor A – 150w

* Mounted 3’ below and 6’ out (72”)

  • Cutouts & Extensions not illuminted

Competitor A – 150w

* Mounted 3’ below and 7’ out (84”)

  • Cutouts & Extensions not illuminted

Competitor B – 137w

* Mounted 3’ below and 6’ out (72”)

  • Noticable hot & dark spots
  • Poor Apron Lighting
  • Wasted light pollution

Ad Vue – 147w

* Mounted 3’ below and 6’ out (72”)

  • Cutouts & Extensions are illuminated
  • Uniform Apron Lighting

Competitive Comparison for a 14 x 48 Bulletin

Showing Holophane SVLED2 and LED Competitors A & B.

Product DescriptionWattsLight Level Avg.MaxMax/MinUniformity Avg/MinMin
Holophane SVLED2 108W
SVLED2 Sign-Vue 4 fixt.108W37.9 fc53.0 fc3.2:12.3:116.6 fc
SVLED2 Sign-Vue 3 fixt.108W27.5 fc39.1 fc2.5:11.8:115.6 fc
SVLED2 AdVue 2 fixt.147W24.6 fc37.2 fc3.6:12.4:110.3 fc
Competitor A
98 watt -4 fixture98W19.5 fc45.0 fc7.8:13.4:15.8 fc
98 watt -3 fixtures98W14.1 fc32.7 fc8.4:13.6:13.9 fc
150 watt -2 fixtures150W15.0 fc41.4 fc10.4:13.8:14.0 fc
Competitor B 137W
137 watt 4 fixtures137W26.3 fc38.3 fc2.9:12.0:113.4 fc
137 watt 3 fixtures137W18.9 fc27.2 fc2.7:11.9:19.9 fc
137 watt 2 fixtures137W13.7 fc22.1 fc3.5:12.2:16.3 fc

Competitive Comparison for a 10’6 x 36 Bulletin

Showing Holophane SVLED2 and LED Competitors A & B.

Product DescriptionWattsLight Level Avg.MaxMax/MinUniformity Avg/MinMin
Holophane SVLED2 108W
SVLED2 Panel-Vue 3 fixt.108W37.3 fc52.1 fc2.5:11.8:121.1 fc
SVLED2 Panel-Vue 2 fixt.108W25.8 fc39.1 fc2.5:11.7:115.5 fc
Competitor A
98 watt -3 fixtures98W21.8 fc44.4 fc5.5:12.7:18.1 fc
98 watt -2 fixtures98W14.9 fc32.1 fc6.8:13.2:14.7 fc
Competitor B 137W
137W -3 fixtures137W30.7 fc43.3 fc2.4:11.7:118.0 fc
137W -2 fixtures137W21.1 fc35.4 fc2.9:11.7:112.1 fc

Competitive Comparison for a 12 x 24 Poster

Showing Holophane SVLED2 and LED Competitors A & B.

Product DescriptionWattsLight Level Avg.MaxMax/MinUniformity Avg/MinMin
SVLED2 Panel-Vue LED108W22.5 fc35.0 fc3.6:12.3:19.6 fc
98 watt Poster98W15.7 fc49.6 fc13.4:14.2:13.7 fc
137 watt Poster137W13.5 fc27.6 fc9.5:14.7:12.9 fc

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