For more than 70 years, a large, neon sign has served as a proud beacon for the San Diego neighborhood of Hillcrest. Prominently stretching across a main thoroughfare, it spells out “Hillcrest” and serves as a backdrop for an annual summer festival.
The original sign was presented to the community in 1940 as a gift from female shopkeepers, and it was refurbished in 1984. But it was recently retired and replaced by a replica: a new sign created with iLight Plexineon White Series fixtures. The result is a sign that looks like yesteryear while offering all the benefits of innovative LED technology.