What Makes The Neon Sign So Popular & Unique?
Throughout its entire history, neon signs held a fascination of novelty and still do. But much after the novelty has worn off, neon signs still retain its sales effectiveness and uniqueness such as:
- It Glows – Unlike other traditional sources of illumination, neon glows, rather than lighting up.
- It Can Be Seen From Very Far Distances - The neon tube puts out five times as much red light for a given amount of power as does the incandescent lamp and this is why the red light is more attractive to the eye, allowing it to penetrate great distances.
- It is very Versatile - Neon tubes are available in a variety of diameters and because it is hand bent, it means that almost any style that uses a consistent stroke width can be created. The luminous tubes are very well adapted to outdoor advertising as the flexibility of the glass tubing provides for creating difficult designs; as many advertisers want to feature their logo. Thus the possibilities are endless as new applications, new forms and new mountings allow it to be highly versatile and functional at the same time.
- It has an extremely Long Shelf Life - If well maintained, neon signs can typically last about 8 to 15 years. Coatings last for up to 7 to 10 years, depending on the sign’s brightness and usage. Repairing or recoating your neon sign glass tubing is possible. You can also add fresh gas and replace the transformer. All these factors can add to the shelf life of your neon sign.