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LED Lighting Vs. Neon

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Neon Sign vs. LED Sign – What’s the difference?

One of the best ways to attract attention to your business is having a brightly colored and well-lit sign outside to draw people in. We as a species are visual by nature and if you can catch our eye you are more likely to garner our business. While neon signs have traditionally been the frontrunner when it comes to business advertising, the LED market is becoming more popular.

Neon

The most obvious differences between LED and neon lighting is that neon lighting comes in a hand crafted glass tube. The light is created from reactions with an inert gas that emit a fluorescent color due to the release of energy. Neon tubes are beautifully crafted but they are very fragile and there is a risk of damage to the tube if handled incorrectly.

LED

LED lights and signs are created using light emitting diodes (LEDs) which are strung closely together so that the light they emit overlaps and creates a steady source of light. LED signs are usually lighter and more protected than neon lights as LEDs are often wrapped in their own polymer jacket to protect each diode from external damage. Also, the lifespan of LED’s is much longer than neon, 10 times longer.

Energy efficiency

If you are looking for the most energy efficient lighting or signage option then LED uses much less power than a neon light. Neon bulbs need 15,000 volts to run while LEDs need just 24 volts. If you are thinking about a large outdoor display and contemplating LED or neon then this means a huge saving in running costs if you were to opt for an LED display.

Cost

The following graphic shows the cost difference over time in electrical use between LED and neon signs.

Microsoft Word - LED vs Neon

Summary

There used to be a big difference in illumination ability between the two but over the last several years the advancements made to LED brightness has made that negligible. For that reason we recommend LED’s for your sign illumination. Easier to install, less power to run, not as brittle and fragile.

How to Set Up a Feather Banner

We sell quite a few feather banners or feather flags and they are fairly simple to set up but in case it seems confusing here is a short how to video to help you out. Feather banners or tear drop banners are a great way to brand your event, sell your product, or bring attention to your store.

Still have questions? Just give us a call, 619-441-8901. Want to purchase one? Just click here.

Changing a Roll Up Banner Stand Banner

Changing the banner in a roll up banner stand or retractable banner stand isn’t difficult but requires some patience. Here’s a quick how to video to take you through the steps. Still doesn’t make sense? Give us a call at 619-441-8901 and we’ll walk you through it.

A Freshly Folded Wrap!

Every business needs customers, vehicle wraps are a great and cost effective way to get your message to prospective new clients. This is a partial wrap we just finished and it looks great and does the job for less than a full wrap would cost. Need ideas on how to get the most from your vehicle graphics? Give us a call!

Upgrading a Reception Area

Its always a joy to get involved with a company that wants to make their reception area look like a million bucks. We were able to help Wade-Howard with their office signage giving them the professional look and feel they needed to represent their company properly. You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression and this sign is all class.

Wade-Howard office sign

Removing Old Vinyl Graphics

Vehicle and truck wraps are a great way to get your message seen and noticed but if they stay on too long it can cost a lot of money to remove them. Why? Wraps are typically made to last 3 to 5 years. More than that and the vinyl bakes onto the surface of the vehicle and can’t be removed in nice big areas but instead only comes off in tiny 1/2 inch chips. When this happens we use a vinyl eraser that doesn’t harm the surface paint while removing the vinyl but it still takes a lot of time and patience to get it done.

Attention Getters in the News!

Kevin and Tracey were interviewed today at Attention Getters by Steve Luke with NBC 7 San Diego for a story about the upcoming tax reform for businesses. Something that doesn’t happen everyday, its great to be on TV!

He gave us a good plug about our biz and the printers we use.  Sometimes the day brings wonderful surprises.

 

Tracey on NBC 7

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