Neon lights for walls have always been popular when it comes to decoration and signage, dating right back to the early 20th century. The first neon gas sign was discovered and introduced by French scientist, Georges Claude. He took his discovery to the United States, since dominating the market and back then, was the only option when it came to neon signs.
Fast forward to today, we have the new and improved version of Glass Neon Lights, called LED Neon Flex lights. There are lots of advantages to that these neon signs have over the traditional glass light neon, lets explore the many advantages these awe-inspiring art pieces have.
Power Consumption & Eco-Friendliness:
Glass neon lights require a large amount of power to work. They can only produce light at a certain energy rate because the electrons in the neon gas require a high jolt of electricity to separate. Any drops in power, will cause the Neon Light to flicker and potentially short-circuit.
Whereas, Neon Flex lights don’t depend on as much power to work. They required very little energy to turn on, making them a more eco-friendly option for neon signs due to their low energy consumption. Their low power consumption is one of the factors that makes them less expensive than Glass Neon Lights. Ultimately, this brings your running costs lower when paying bills for neon lighting for your room.
Glass Neon Lights’ key ingredients are argon and mercury which means they possess a potential threat of contamination if these poisonous gases are leaked into the environment. Yikes! Therefore, LED neon signs are the way to go as they are environmentally friendly and if they happen to be dropped, no nasty chemicals are leaked, whew!
LED neon signs have a longer life span, averaging on 50,000+ hours compared to neon glass lights, averaging at 10,000 hours. LED Neon lighting are sturdy to the touch, can be waterproof and less prone to weather damage. Whereas, traditional glass neon lights use fragile glass tubing, prone to shattering and breaking.
Customizability & Installation
What’s so great with LED neon signs is that they’re so easy to install that anyone who knows how to hang a picture frame, can do it! No need to hire professional help to get your neon sign up an running! Led Flex Neon come in a wide range of colours and are also super customizable, that they can be cut, shaped and bent to just about anything in an extremely cost-effective way!
The extensive customizability of LED neon signs benefits businesses when it comes to expressing the brand’s image, as a closer image of the brand is achievable in LED Neon as opposed to Glass Neon Light. Glass Neon Lights, requires a master glass-blower that has extensive experience in the production and installation of Neon Lights.
SafetyLED Flex Neon signs generate little heat and are generally safe to touch, whereas Neon Glass Lights, they become extremely hot when switched on and risk potential shock hazards. If the LED Flex Neon breaks, the bulbs are durable which means they won’t shatter into millions unlike the delicate glass tubing of traditional Glass Neon Lights.
BrightnessNow onto the aesthetic part of the sign! An LED neon sign provides consistent brightness which makes it easy to read from far. They can also be dimmed to your liking with a remote control that each personalized Neon Lights come with, making it that much configurable. Traditional glass neon lighting on the other hand, doesn’t offer any control over brightness and playing modes, making it difficult to see the details of your neon art piece from far.
LED neon signs are the future for home owners and businesses that are seeking to vamp up their space with creative, eye-catching decor or brand signage. When you compare the benefits and features of LED neon signs with traditional Glass neon lighting, the benefits of LED shine through! From the extensive customizability of LED neon signs to easy installation and eco-friendly benefits, we safely say “Out with the old glass tubes, in with the NEW fully custom neon signs!”