Promoting your business in the best manner possible ensures you get people buying your products and services so you can make a profit. If you have a business — such as a restaurant or convenience store — that relies on attracting drivers to stop in to make a purchase, you need a way to entice them to walk in through the front doors.
Neon signs have been in existence since the 1900s and became extremely popular in the 1940s. You could not drive through Los Vegas without seeing those bright lights shining through the night sky.
As LED technology has grown throughout the decades, traditional neon signs have started to become passé as the maintenance hassles outweigh the benefits of using them.
Common Issues With Neon Signs
Today, neon signs suffer from the dreaded burnout, as either the entire sign will stop glowing or only a section of the sign. Some of the most common issues related to commercial neon signs:
Electrical wire burnout: Close to 80% of neon sign burnout involves the electrical wires. High voltage electrical wires connect the neon glass tubes to each other in the metal conduits. Due to extreme temperatures, electrical wires can burnout stopping all of or part of the sign from lighting up.
Bad transformers: The glass tubes for the neon sign are illuminated with the use of a transformer. If the transformer fails, the sign won’t light up.
Gas tube failure: Inside each glass tube is an inert gas and a droplet of mercury. When the mercury heats up and turns into vapor, it produces the ultraviolet light and the different colors. Yet if the gas tube fails to light up fully, sections can look dim or not light up at all.
LED Neon Lighting Solutions The Better Option
If you find yourself constantly sending the neon sign back to the manufacturer for burnout repairs, it is costing you too much to use the sign. Not only are you paying for the repairs, you are losing profits as people may not be aware of your business being open without seeing the sign.
Replace your old neon sign with new LED neon lighting solutions.
LED lights are brighter, and use less energy and don’t contain dangerous mercury or inert gases in glass tubes. These signs will significantly reduce operational costs will providing a better light source for your signs.
In addition, LED Neon Flex can be used as backlighting and border lighting for your business to illuminate the building and attract customers. So carefully consider replacing your old neon signs with the new LED Neon Flex technology as you step into the future of business marketing.