Keystone’s Sign Hero Wins Sapphire Award

March 22, 2019

NORTH WALES, PA: March 12th, 2019 Keystone Technologies, a leading manufacturer of quality driven lighting solutions for over 70 years, has won the top prize for SSL Lamp Design at the 2019 Sapphire Awards Gala for their line of innovative Sign Hero 360° LED sign tubes. The event was held during the Strategies in Light Conference in Las Vegas on February 28th and was hosted by LEDs Magazine.

Sign Hero tubes were designed to dramatically reduce energy costs, while also meeting the unique needs of the sign market. Perfect for both retrofits and new installations, Sign Hero can be installed in five minutes or less. Keystone’s DirectDrive technology eliminates the need for an external driver or ballast while still using the existing sockets, saving considerable time for field technicians.

“Everything we do is driven by our philosophy of Light Made Easy,” explained Josh Brown, VP of Distributor Sales. “We wanted an easy to install LED sign tube that would save both time and labor costs. Sign Hero has met that need better than any other sign tube in the market.”

Keystone’s Sign Hero features optical lenses that cover each individual LED chip in the tube, eliminating hot spots and ensuring consistent light distribution. The rotatable R17D end caps swivel so that the tube can be adjusted to provide a light beam in any direction.

Sign Hero 180° is an even more cost-effective option for single-sided signs. “We’re always trying to fill the gap in our customers’ needs,” said Ira Greenberg, CEO of Keystone Technologies. “After seeing how well the 360° sign tube was received, we created a 180° option for customers with single-sided signs.” Sign Hero 180° includes all of the same features and benefits of the 360°, but with half the energy consumption, in a light weight, single-sided, LED sign tube.

About Keystone Technologies

Since 1945, Keystone has manufactured quality-driven lighting solutions for the industry’s leading lighting fixture manufacturers and wholesale distributors. Keystone offers a full catalog of lighting products including a comprehensive line of LED tubes and lamps; LED fixtures; LED retrofit kits; emergency LED systems; fluorescent, HID and UV ballast kits; transformers; sensors. Keystone operates fulfillment centers in Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Louisville, Memphis, Minneapolis, Nashville, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Portland, San Francisco, and Syracuse. For more information, visit


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