Benefits of Neon Signs
We have all been mesmerized by neon signs at one point or another. There is a special characteristic of neon’s glow that makes it attractive to human beings. Either because of the eerie glow or the bright colors usually associated with neon signs, there is not denying it’s one of the best ways to advertise your business. Neon does is not limited to any industry or specific trade, although the real magic begins after dark, once the neon lights become the center of attention. Take a look at some of the advantages below to learn how neon signs can benefit your business today.
History and Workings
It’s always important to know the history of the products and materials you are purchasing. Neon has plenty predecessors like the Geissler and Moore Tubes, which had similar mechanisms. Neon (and its predecessors) consists of a tube filled with gas, at a lower pressure of that found in the atmosphere. An electric discharge is then introduced, and the reaction creates the soft glow and colorful tones that characterize neon. Fluorescent tube coatings were developed a few decades later, essentially creating the neon lighting mechanism used today.
Aesthetic Appeal & Visibility
Neon is used as an advertising and signage method mostly because of it’s visual appeal. People of all ages are attracted to neon, and since it best works when it’s dark out, it’s very popular to use in clubs, bars, restaurants and other nocturnal venues. Although neon was initially limited in coloring, phosphor (neon tube’s coating) was extensively researched after World War II, making over a dozen colors available. Now there are over 100 hues available in for neon lighting.
Infinite Shapes and Designs
Another reason why neon is a very popular signage method is because of its versatility. As we mentioned before there are over 100 colors available, and the shapes and designs are basically limitless. Professional glass benders (craftsmen that work on neon signs by bending glass tubing into shapes) are trained through years of experience, and can create a neon sign of any shape, size or form.
Not only does neon offer limitless design possibilities, but it’s also low consumption so it will not cost you a fortune. Although many businesses do not like the idea of leaving their neon sign on at night when they are closed, neon uses 50-60% less electricity than modern signs. Efficient traditional electrical signs still use more than twice as much electricity as neon signs and do not get you as much exposure.
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