Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Neon signs

Neon signs are very common out there for advertising. Just driving through town you will see them for hotels, restaurants, and a string of other businesses. They are very attractive and they can be seen for quite a distance. For those that are traveling through, these neon signs let them know who is open and who isn't. They can also discover which hotels have a vacancy and which ones are booked for the night.

If you look closely at a neon sign, you will notice the letters on it don't lay flat. Instead they are tubes that spell out the words or the pictures on the sign. There is neon inside of these tubes. Neon doesn't have a color and so there are various other types of gases and chemicals in there too. What is mixed with the neon will depend on what color is needed to get the desired look.

The first neon sign was proudly displayed in 1983. It definitely got a great deal of attention at the World's Fair in Illinois. They began cropping up at various barber shops around 1910. It wasn't long after that people began seeing them in all types of businesses. Neon signs come in all sizes too so a business can be very flexible about what they want to have on display.

In order to make neon signs safe, the tubes are made from lead glass. It is very durable and very hard to break. The neon is heated when the power is turned on to the sign. Yet it won't get hot enough to cause the glass or the sign to explode. Neon is very safe so people don't have to worry about it. Should a neon sign get broken though it won't work like it should. It will have to be repaired or replaced.

There are plenty of options out there for getting a customized neon sign made. There are many great companies out there that specialize in this. They will even come in and hook them up for you as well as secure them in place. If you are looking for another way to get the attention of potential customers, a couple of neon signs may be just what you need.