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Old 09-30-2016, 09:27 PM   #1
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I've been asked to look at one of those "flashing arrow" signs you see on the road front in front of businesses. I guess they are called portable signs, IDK, I'm not a sign guy.

Anyway, what is in there, just bulbs and a flasher?
More than one flasher?
Bulbs with internal flasher?

As you can see, I know nothing about them but it's for a good customer so I said I would look at it. Seems just part of it is flashing so I don't know if it's bulbs, flashers, control box?

Any help here?
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I've been asked to look at one of those "flashing arrow" signs you see on the road front in front of businesses. I guess they are called portable signs, IDK, I'm not a sign guy.

Anyway, what is in there, just bulbs and a flasher?
More than one flasher?
Bulbs with internal flasher?

As you can see, I know nothing about them but it's for a good customer so I said I would look at it. Seems just part of it is flashing so I don't know if it's bulbs, flashers, control box?

Any help here?
If you do have flashing arrow type with about 8 to 12 bulbs in there that useally have a flasher or altenrnating relay to alternate the flashing depending on type of sign it have.,,
most portable verison do have floursecent lamps typically four or six footer is most common AFAIK but once a while you will hit 8 footer flourscent lamps and typically they are High Output verioson but yes they can have VHO verison too so just be aware of that.

the flasher useally can be either electronic or motor driven flasher some case it called mechichal flasher.
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The lights appear to be round/incandescent bulbs. I haven't looked closely, just saw it from a distance and saw some lights not working at all and others not flashing.
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The lights appear to be round/incandescent bulbs. I haven't looked closely, just saw it from a distance and saw some lights not working at all and others not flashing.
Ahh a common one .,, the flasher useally be inside of the sign panel useally near the point where the power conductor go in the sign lumiaire is .,,

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this is the type of flashing sign or differnt style.

Keep in your mind that sign can have flashing arrow or constant on.
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Ahh a common one .,, the flasher useally be inside of the sign panel useally near the point where the power conductor go in the sign lumiaire is .,,

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this is the type of flashing sign or differnt style.

Keep in your mind that sign can have flashing arrow or constant on.

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certainly not the expert, but many of those older signs have pretty common bulbs and you may only need to change them.
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certainly not the expert, but many of those older signs have pretty common bulbs and you may only need to change them.
Most common is 60 or 100 W A21 bulb type useally a buglight or yellow sign bulb but somecase traffic light bulb work well too. ( most are 120 Volts )
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