Restoration of Domino Sugars Sign

The massive Domino Sugars neon sign has been a Baltimore landmark for 70 years, earning a place in the heart of residents and visitors alike. At roughly 120 by 70 feet, it had become the largest neon sign in service in the US.

Over time, maintaining the sign became challenging as there are now fewer people with the knowledge and resources to service neon-based lighting. 

After years of service and substantial efforts to maintain it – and recognizing the sign’s value to the community – ASR Group invested in a sustainable replacement and upgrade. 

EFI Group engineer in front of Domino Sugar SignEFI Group is honored to have EFI Group drone on Domino Sugars sign restoration projectEFI Group on site at Domino Sugars sign restoration projectsupported the restoration and upgrade of the Domino Sugars sign, assisting ASR Group with assessment, planning and execution efforts to insure a smooth and successful project.

The upgrade utilizes modern LED lighting while closely matching the shape and color of the original sign. In addition to longevity, the new sign will save 33,000 kWh of power and 23 metric tons of CO2 annually. Structural updates will reduce the potential for corrosion damage and provide safe service access.

Relit on July 4, 2021, the renovated sign will now continue to illuminate Baltimore’s harbor for future generations to enjoy.

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