Should Signs be Regulated as Lighting Devices?

The answer is a very clear “no.” An article by FASI President/Executive Director Bill Dundas published in the January 2016 issue of Signs of the Times magazine explains that electric signs are not lighting devices, per se. Their purpose is not to provide light, but to deliver messages. Thus, they should not be regulated as […]

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Topeka Proposes a Comprehensive Sign Code Update

The City of Topeka (KS)  is planning a substantial revision of its existing sign code.  The proposed changes will have a significant impact on the allowable numbers, sizes and heights of new signs moving forward, but will not affect signs existing prior to the date when the revised ordinance is approved. Two public meetings will […]

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Can Electric Signs Attract Attention and Save Energy at the Same Time?

Undoubtedly, the answer is “yes,” as clearly demonstrated by some of the nation’s largest electric-sign manufacturers, whose products are more efficient today than ever before. Here’s a link to a Signs of the Times article which challenges the notion that signs must be regulated more strictly to save energy: https://read.nxtbook.com/st_media/signs_of_the_times/april_2018/energy_masters.html  

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Citing SCOTUS Ruling, North Tonawanda, NY, mulls Sign Code Change

The municipality’s city attorney has recommended the repeal of a chapter in the city code dealing with political advertising based on the Supreme Court’s Reed v. Town of Gilbert, Arizona decision. https://www.niagara-gazette.com/news/local_news/nt-political-ad-law-calle-unconstitutional/article_c0b560e7-beb9-572b-82a7-1db48201ea45.html

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