The old neon signs were once highly energy-efficient but have now been outclassed by newer LED technology. Although neon signs still hold a place within the lighting industry, they are now 50% more efficient than LED neon signs. LEDs are much more energy efficient, have a longer lifespan and less heat, and require lower maintenance costs. But neon signs are still a great option for people who prefer a retro look to modern LEDs.
- What is the lifespan of LED neon signs and how can they maintain to be as long-lasting as possible?
A neon sign lasts between 8 and 15 years, depending on the quality of its use, care, and maintenance. These tips can help you to prolong your neon sign’s life expectancy.
a. Regularly clean the sign with a soft, damp cloth or duster. Dust and dirt can cause signs to lose their brightness and efficiency. b. The sign should not be exposed to direct sunlight. Overexposure can cause the colors of the sign to fade. c. Make sure the sign is secured to avoid accidental damage, such as falls or impacts. Protect the sign from severe weather conditions by placing it outdoors in a protected place or using a protective covering. e. Regularly inspect your sign for any malfunctioning or damaged parts, and fix any problems promptly to prevent further damage.
- Are there safety concerns regarding neon signs and what precautions can be taken during installation or usage?
Signs using neon lights can cause safety problems if they’re not used properly. Here are some precautions:
a. It is a good idea to hire a professional for the installation of your neon sign. They will have enough knowledge and experience to ensure that it is installed correctly and wired properly. b. A dedicated circuit is needed for your neon sign. This will prevent overloading and avoid electrical issues. Avoid touching the neon sign while it is on. They can get hot and cause burns. To avoid any accidental contact or damage, keep your sign out of the reach of pets and children. e. If the sign becomes flickering or has broken tubes, please unplug it immediately and consult a professional.