Neon signs were once your only option. But, now that LED is here, there is a better way to accomplish the same look with real advantages. “Flex neon” has a neon look that costs less than a traditional neon sign, a gas-filled glass tube. As LED’s power these signs, the power consumption is significantly less, and LED’s are known to last longer than traditional neon signs.
Neon is a noble gas that we can inject into glass tubes. It carries light through the tube, creating the lovely neon glow look you’re probably familiar with. Traditionalists love the look of neon, and in some sign types, it creates a unique outcome. You can still find many exit signs and open signs in traditional neon, with an orange or red glow. However, we can now make neon signs in many different colors with LEDs that look just like the real thing. There are several types of neon signs that you might be interested in. First, there are two main distinctions:
“Flex” neon is an emerging new trend in signage that is beginning to take hold. Neon signs were once the standard method for illuminated signs. With the advent of LED technology, neon began to fade. Now, we are able to utilize acrylic with LED components and create unique and cost-effective signage that looks like neon.
With flex neon, we can create unique and memorable designs, in many colors, at various sizes and indoor/outdoor applications, and can use a remote to turn the sign on/off, dim it, or make it blink. These are low voltage creations, so they last longer and don’t burn as much energy as neon signs with transformers.