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Standardized Luminance Levels of On-Premise Signs (2017)

The USSC Foundation announces new Update to the Penn State sign lighting study: Standardized Luminance Levels of On-Premise Signs (2017) The USSCF funded new research on the standardized brightness or “lighting levels” for many different color combinations used in typical on-premise signs – cabinet style signs and channel letters. When the USSCF study was released…

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USSC Foundation Releases New Sign Height Study & Standards

The USSC Foundation announces the publication of a new study on freestanding sign height titled Recommended Mounting Heights for Freestanding On-Premise Signs, Philip M. Garvey and M. Jennifer Klena, Garvey & Associates (2018). This research was funded by the USSC Foundation and in part by Foundation for the Advancement of the Sign Industry (FASI), New…

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Mini Case Study: USSCF Research Works

When the City of Havre de Grace, located at the top of Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, was researching sign codes for a pending sign ordinance revision, they discovered the USSC Foundation Model Sign Code. Although Havre de Grace is a historic town (est. 1785) known for fishing and hunting, it is a growing community in…

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