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LIGHTNING Portable LED Changeable Message Sign

The LIGHTNING Portable LED Message Sign has no equal in flexibility, size and setup speed. Capable of going places where conventional trailer-mounted changeable message signs never could, a LIGHTNING Sign can function indoors, outdoors, off-road and in the tightest of space  ̶  and on the tightest of budgets. Weighing only 31 pounds with its stand, it can be transported in the back of a car or SUV and can be set up by one person in minutes.

The Ultra-Portable, Instant Signage Solution

The LIGHTNING Portable LED Message Sign’s multi-color LEDs are intense, grabbing attention on the sunniest day. Viewing distance is 200 feet (with 4-inch text size) and the viewing angle can be more than 60 degrees offcenter. The sign is capable of displaying a new message pattern instantly. Transfer stored messages to the sign via laptop / USB or WIFI via smartphone app.

LIGHTNING Portable LED Message Signs require no tools to set ups and come ready to plug into any AC outlet for operation / battery charging. They will operate on an internal battery pack for more than 32 hours and will recharge in 8 hours. A LIGHTNING Sign can also be powered directly by 12VDC from a solar array or 120VAC from a generator.

Imminently Transportable Applications, Portable & Fixed Formats

The sign and stand stow in an optional tear and water-resistant, zippered carrying bag, shown below with optional quick-erect stand, collapsed.

LIGHTNING Sign Carrying Bag 
  • Public Safety / First Responders – at incident perimeters for motorists and pedestrians.

  • Public Health Departments – in vehicle lines approaching Points of Dispensing (PODs).

  • Street / Highway Departments – where drivers encounter detours due to construction or infrastructure failures.

  • Campuses (school, industry, healthcare, government) – in fixed locations both on and off property. For instant activation in an emergency. Wireless operation.

  • Airports – at entrances and/or security points, parking lots, airside for aircraft info at taxiways or gates.

  • Hospitals, Public Venues, Events – parking lot entrances, lobby areas.

  • Commercial / Industrial – loading docks, parking lots and surface streets to direct motorists and truckers.

Technical Specifications

Sign Case

Plastic, weather-resistant. Size H 9.0” x W 40.5” x D 2.75” with stand mounts. Indoor / outdoor with plastic rain jacket. Internal 32-hour battery pack. External on / off switch, USB port and 12VDC Power Connector. Weight 12 lbs.


Size 37.75” x 6.25” multicolor LEDs. maximum readable distance 200’ (typical) with 4” text selected. View angle 120 degrees. Selectable text transitions, fonts and text sizes and brightness. Multiple languages.


Includes 120VAC to 12VDC power supply / charger and cable. May be solar powered with 12VDC by solar or 120VAC via generator. (Solar / generator not included.)


19 lbs.


Portable Stand of aluminum; two pieces. Standing height 56.5" with foldable legs; 30" or 52" telescoping with rubber feet.

Carrying Bag
for sign and portable stand (set).

Email Bill Baker for a formal quote based on your application. An illustrated instruction manual comes with the product. We offer technical support for the life of the product 24/7. Purchasing Methods.
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Information Radio Station is a generic term synonymous with Travelers Information Station (TIS), Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) / Highway Information Systems & Low Power Radio Stations (LPR). Operation of the stations is governed by FCC Part 90.242 Rules. A FCC license is required. Information Radio Stations may be fixed or portable. Subcomponents may include transmitter, antenna and ground system, digital voice player, wattmeter, cabinet with conventional or Corbin locks, lightning arrestors for RF, power and telephone lines, coaxial cable. Most stations employ black maximized antennas to discourage ice accumulation and security measures to prevent unauthorized program access. Options include synchronization, battery backup, solar power, remote programming by local, network or telco, multi-station audio distribution via RF or LAN / WAN or wireless network.