Neon signs vs. LED lights: an examination of energy efficiency.
The older LED technology has overtaken neon signs that were once high-energy efficient. Even though neon signs have their place in lighting, they now consume around 50% more energy than LED neon signs. LED neon signs not only use less energy but also last longer and produce less heat. The neon sign has a distinct aesthetic that can create a retro-inspired ambiance.
- How long can a neon sign last, and how can it best be maintained to prolong its life?
A neon sign will last approximately 8-15 years depending on its usage, quality, maintenance, and other factors. These are the top tips to help ensure longevity.
a. To remove dirt and dust from LED neon signs, use a soft towel or duster. This can help to maintain its brightness as well as efficiency. b. Keep the sign out from direct sunlight. Too much UV exposure can cause color fade. Ensure that the sign is properly mounted to avoid any damage caused by falls or impacts. Protect your sign from damage caused by extreme weather conditions. e. Regularly inspect the sign to ensure that there are no damaged or defective components. If you find any, immediately fix them so as not to cause further damage.
- Are there safety concerns with neon signs? What precautions should they be taken when installing and using them?
When neon signs are used to create light, they use high-voltage electricity. If not managed properly, this can pose safety concerns. Here are some safety tips to remember:
a. Hire a professional to install your neon signs. They will have all the experience and knowledge necessary to ensure safe installation. b. Use a dedicated circuit for the neon sign to avoid overloading and potential electrical problems. Avoid touching the neon sign while it’s still on. The tubes can heat up and cause burns. To prevent accidental injury or damage, keep the sign safe from children and pets. e. If there are any issues with the sign such as flickering or broken tubes then unplug it immediately to get professional help.