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    Default Led Spacing

    What is the optimun spacing for the leds?

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    Depends on the distance to the viewer. I'll let the experienced Panel Builders comment, but 1/2 or 1 inch seems to be common.

    I am going with 15mm (25.4mm to the inch), so that the panel fits in nicely on the front of the house.

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    We user a simple half sheet of Peg board and it works fine. We can read the sign, at night, from 2 ft away to over a block away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zane
    We user a simple half sheet of Peg board and it works fine. We can read the sign, at night, from 2 ft away to over a block away.
    Zane,

    is that 25.4mm pegboard or that other type - the 1 inch pegboard..

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    Yes it is the 1 inch peg board.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wjohn
    is that 25.4mm pegboard or that other type - the 1 inch pegboard..


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    Anyone have a good source for the led holders?



    Thanks, DocTanner



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    Doc,

    That is a GREAT sig.
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    Default HongKong LEDs - Leads to short for 1" spacing

    I got a sheet of the 1" peg board. Found that the leads on the LEDs from Hong Kong are to short to connect without wire.

    Not sure if I am going to drill closer holes or just start wire wrapping.

    Also wondering about the focus. Seems to avoid bright spots all LEDs need to be angled the same way. Looks like it is difficult to do with the pre-drilled wood since the whole are just slightly to large for the 5mm LEDs.

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    Matt,

    1/2 spacing allows you to use the LED legs and just bend them in tohe direction required.

    I am going with 15mm (2/3) inch for the same reason.

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