Lektron is an industry leader in the design and construction of LED border lighting systems providing the most robust, creatively engineered solutions available. Our simulated neon LED lighting systems are a permanent solution to neon and fluorescent which provide a reduction of up to 90% in energy costs and years of uninterrupted service.
The trusted design and construction of our rigid line has become a benchmark in the industry. Additionally, the introduction of our flexible product line has expanded our versatility for almost any project. With top-to-bottom or side-to-side bends in a variety of colors, the bright and vibrant illumination demands attention.
TulsaWorld.com – Retail brands know the difference between day and night, too. When night comes and drivers only see the narrow stretch of road their headlights illuminate, convenience stores, quick-serve restaurants and hotels need to be noticed.
Across the top of an A&W Root Beer, Phillips 66, a Burger King, Braum’s or a La Quinta, all along the streets and highways of North America, there are miles of tiny LED bulbs shining red, pink and green into the night, a Tulsa-made reminder that there’s a bed, a tank of gas or a meal just inside the parking lot.
Those miles of LED bulbs leave Lektron LED Technologies, a small manufacturer near 46th Street and Memorial Drive. The company is the sole provider of the red bans across Burger King and Phillips 66 convenience stores.
The business was just a traditional lighting company until what was then Phillips Petroleum got sick of changing fluorescent bulbs, said John Fitzwilson, sales manager at Lektron.
The bulbs would burn out in places, turning the red band patchy with black, Fitzwilson explained as his fingers traced a picture of a convenience store on the wall.
There was reluctance to adopt the LED at first, said Johnny Hillenberg, the operations manager, but the improving technology has lowered the supply cost in recent years and helped drive adoption.
Part of the appeal, Hillenberg said, was the fact that LEDs hardly burn out but just dim a little bit over time.
The manufacturing facility employs about 19. Workers add lengths of LEDs to flexible plastic strips or to signs for drive-thru windows.
Lektron LED Technologies, a global leader in border LED lighting solutions, today announced it has reached a significant milestone in its long-standing relationship with Burger King, delivering its red LED light band to the 5,000th restaurant in North America
Tulsa, OK (BUSINESSWIRE) July 20, 2017 – Lektron LED Technologies (www.lektroninc.com) provides border LED lighting solutions to illuminate many of the most recognized brands in the world. Today, Lektron LED Technologies reached a significant milestone in its long-standing relationship with Burger King, delivering its red LED light band to the fast-food brand’s 5,000th restaurant in North America.
Lektron LED Technologies manufactures a red LED light band to meet the required specifications of the Burger King Restaurant design. Installed on the top of the parapet wall around the perimeter of a Burger King Restaurant, this red LED light band is an integral part of the Burger King brand. When fully illuminated during the nighttime, the red LED light band creates a bright, clean and recognizable brand identifier for all Burger King Restaurants.
“For more than 20 years, we have been fortunate to work with a terrific team of individuals within the Burger King organization to provide a brand-identifying border LED lighting component for their restaurants,” said John Fitzwilson, Sales Manager at Lektron LED Technologies. “The Burger King organization continues to trust us to design, manufacture and deliver a cost- and energy-efficient LED lighting component to each of their franchisees throughout North America.”
Lektron LED Technologies and Burger King, the second largest fast-food hamburger chain in the world, have been working together since 1997. The two companies collaborated to create an energy efficient LED branding element to attract customers and to distinguish Burger King from its competitors. Lektron LED Technologies has successfully continued its vendor-partner relationship with Burger King through the fast-food chain’s corporate ownership and franchisee changes.
“Here at Burger King, there are few companies we trust to give our franchisees the level of service, quality, and attention that our system deserves. As we continually evolve as a company, Lektron is there to support us and our franchisee system,” said Chris Mott, Burger King’s Director of Construction. “Their ability to meet the demand of large, time-sensitive projects, as well as our ever-changing needs puts Lektron in the best-in-class category among our partners.”
Neon borders and signs have been around for quite some time. By the mid-1900s, sign shops had equipped themselves to craft custom signage out of neon. The popularity of neon signs subsequently skyrocketed and became a great way for a business to brand themselves and stand out among their competition.
Fast-forwarding to present day, technology has rapidly advanced with LEDs gaining footing and becoming an extremely reliable option for branding a business. As LED companies continue to create ways to simulate various looks with LEDs, they become a more viable option as a neon replacement.
Lektron’s LEON line started in the 1990s and continues to develop and advance to this day. What started as Phillips 66 looking for an energy efficient border light for their gas canopies has developed into a whole market for the sign industry. Since that intial light canopy, Lektron LED Technologies has been a key player in providing reliable, durable, and energy efficient border lighting for countless brands throughout the world.
Throughout the years, Lektron has crafted rigid border LEDs that simulate neon, custom LED signs that replace neon signs, and flexible LED products that can follow contours of any type. This opens a whole new world for businesses looking to take their image to the next level.
There are numerous benefits of switching to LED neon simulation:
Low cost/low energy – LEDs result in savings for the sign company and the end user! Actually, LEDs use 5-10 times less energy than typical neon. Less power = more savings. Another notable factor is less heat, which reduces the risk for neon fires.
Dependable – As LEDs have advanced, they have become brighter and longer lasting. What if we told you our Red LEON has a rated burn time of over 100,000 hours? That is just the rating BEFORE they start to lose their brightness!
Durable – Lektron as a company is so confident in the durability of our products that we offer an industry-leading 7 year warranty. In fact, the lifetime of LED border tubing compared to Neon when exposed to the elements is unrivaled.
Ease of installation – LED border lighting is extremely user friendly during installation. Have a custom radius? Need to trim it in the field to fit certain lengths? How about replacing just a small section? All of this is possible when using a Lektron LED border product, which saves you time and money.
Cost of maintenance – The cost to maintain LEDs is far more favorable than NEON. LED border lighting can run for years typically with no maintenance while power supplies and the diodes used for LEDs are absolute work horses.
If any of these benefits strike your interest, then you might be a good candidate for LED products for your business. Whether you’re an installer, designer, sign company, big company or small, LED border lighting can be a favorable option for your next project!
We are in Vegas lighting it up at the ISA Sign Expo! On Wednesday, we were proud to host a hole at the ISA golf tournament. Yesterday and today we’re sharing our new LED accent lighting pricing, giving away 4 RTIC coolers, and a grand prize $$$. Come see us in Booth #4391.
Lektron LED recently teamed up with Joslin & Son Signs in Nashville to replace the existing neon on the Country Music Hall of Fame with our LEON product. The lights are located in a hard to access area, however our LEON product line works perfectly in this application. It is eye catching, durable and virtually maintenance free. This allows for the Country Music Hall of Fame to rest easy knowing that the LEDs on their structure will look great while standing up to weather and time!
If you’re in the Nashville area and need a new sign, accents added to your building, or maintenance done, make sure and give the guys at Joslin a call. A great team that has an abundance of sign experience. And be sure to ask for Lektron LEDs!
If you’d like to find more information on our product lines, please contact us.
And if you’re thinking about visiting Nashvegas to see all of the flash and glamour that the exciting downtown entertainment offers, be sure and check out a few of these locations below:
Nashville Music City Center is truly an amazing architectural piece. This building with its unique design is worth checking out and while you’re there, check out the events.
If you’re looking for a place to stay, the Omni Nashville offers a great location with comfortable rooms and an awesome bar with live music.
Less than a block away from the Omni Nashville is The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Whether you have a deep love for country music or just like to experience new things, CMHOF offers unique and memorable pieces of history.
The iconic Bluebird Café has seen many top musicians come through its doors and perform live in its small quaint atmosphere. If you are a foodie and love country music, don’t miss this.