Neon vs LED Signs – Which Should You Choose?
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Neon Vs LED SignsThe following is a more detailed analysis of the differences between neon and LED signs. Read our blog post entitled The Effectiveness of LED Lighting for Signs to learn more about the advantages of LED lighting.
1. Purchase PriceThe initial pricing of neon and LED lights is comparable, although LED signs may be slightly cheaper. The prices will vary depending on the size and style of your choice. There are also fewer neon sign suppliers because of a significant decrease in demand so it may be harder to source a good supplier within a close proximity to your business.
2. Power Usage
Neon signs have improved their power consumption recently but they still use higher voltage than LED signs, which are safer to work with.
LED signs are almost maintenance free and have dramatically lower running costs. Neon signs require more maintenance, especially in a colder climate where ice and snow elements factor into the equation. A trained professional is also required to attend to maintenance issues, which can incur further costs.
Neon signs use high voltage and use real glass tubing so there is always the potential for breakage and will require special treatment for disposal. LED's are shock proof and have very little heat emitted, which makes them absolutely safe to use. LED signs also do not contain detrimental materials like mercury or phosphor.
Neon signs have a warmer, more aesthetically pleasing light than LED signs. On the other hand, LED lights are brighter and can be seen from a greater distance.
Neon signs can come in many colours and is flexible in design. They are reliable and can operate 24 hours a day to better serve your business. LED signs can be easily controlled by wireless modem & remote control. LED signs are also a newer technology and they are increasing in popularity.