For over one hundred years neon signs have been helping
businesses draw in customers with their alluring gaseous
displays. Cities such as Manhattan and Las Vegas have long
been popular travel destinations due to their vintage neon
signs. Here are some of the reasons why you should consider
a stock neon sign for your business.
Neon signs are the most visible signs at night and can be
seen further away than any other sign. Neon's vibrant colors
can shine through the dark, rain, and fog to draw attention from
potential customers. Neon signs exclusively carry a nostalgic
value. It grabs attention due to a unique spectral output of its
light which affects the viewers optic nerve differently than other
light sources. The distinctive reddish-orange color of glowing
neon is something everyone can recognize.
Cost-effective and Durable
Neon signs are affordable and long lasting. Neon signs do not contain any filament like an ordinary light bulb,
therefore can illuminate your business for more than 40,000 hours. Unlike its counterparts, Neon burns for
over 15 years without brightness or color degradation and requires low maintenance.
Despite advancements in technology, neon signs are still handcrafted to make each sign unique. The
manufacturing process is largely manual. Artisans take glass tubes that have been filled with a gas, and bend
it into the shape of letters or decorative designs. Neon's unique formation is one of the reason's why it has
been able to stay competitive against alternative lighting sources.
A common misconception of Neon signs is that it is less energy efficient than LED. The major difference
between Neon and LED lies in the difference in its brightness, measured in lumen. From comparable LED
and Neon signs, the best white LEDs produce 10-20 lumen for every Watt consumed while 6500K white neon
produces 35-45 lumen per Watt. LEDs would actually need to consume 2-8 times more energy per linear foot
to achieve equal brightness of a 6500K neon.