What is a LED edgelit snap frame

When it comes to being able to easily swap out your instore advertisements while still being able to display them in a manner that pops that vividly is nothing better than an LED edge-lit snap frame. So what is an LED edgelit snap frame

In a simple explanation, an LED edgelit snap frame is a thin (.78″) aluminum frame that contains a front-accessible frame that snaps open to change out your graphic. To make the stand-out graphic LEDs are typically mounted within the LED snap frame, when lit-up, the printed poster is illuminated. The average width of the front snap frame comes in at only .75″ wide.

LED edgelit snap frames are available in both standard and custom sizes and come in a variety of depths. Popular standard sizes include:

  • 18” x 24” x .78″
  • 22” x 28” x .78″
  • 24” x 36” x .78″
  • 30” x 40” x .78″
  • 36” x 48” x .78″

Not all LED edgelit snap frames are made the same

When it comes down to illumination, any companies will either mount LED bars or strips directly within the frame. This form of lighting does light up the poster, but when it comes to even light distribution and brightness, you will experience set-ups. 

Hotspots and shadows are examples of the visual challenges you could face when it comes to the actual lighting. An alternative option is using LED light panels for a source of LED backlighting. 

What are LED light panels?

LED light panels (AKA light guide panels) are thin sheets of acrylic that are laser cut then LED strips are mounted along the edges. On top of the acrylic pannel, a laser matrix pattern is applied. The matrix helps to guide the light evenly across the entire panel. This approach towards lighting up an LED edge snap frame gets you an even-lit snap frame that is visually brighter and shadow-free.

Edge-lit LED Snap Frame Benefits

When it comes to installation and maintenance, Edge-lit LED snap frames to take only minutes to install and require little if any upkeep. The LEDs used for edge-lit LED snap frames last, on average, 50,000 hours and require minimal power.  

The front snap option makes the process of updating your graphics easy and convenient. When it comes to making your posters and graphics pop, we recommend using Duratrans graphic film. Duratrans film features emulsified polyester and is printed at 4000 DPI, which is the highest dot resolution.


LIGHTPANEL is US-based manufacturer of LED snap frames, SEG frames, and light guide panels. We are the only US-based manufacturer that utilizes laser technologies to produce are LED light guide panels. Our techniques produce brighter, totally even-lit LED light panels. You will see the difference!

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