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Unlike most sign companies, Signs Manufacturing™ manufactures neon (and Cold-Cathode lamps).
We use the highest quality glass and nickel-flex electrodes with Dumet alloy inner leads, heavy-gauge solid-nickel corrosion-proof 7-strand exterior leads and ceramic collars, the best we can buy, because except for heat-cracking, most neon failures are electrode failures.
Our artisans carefully charge each neon tube for optimum brilliance using the most sophisticated of neon pumping systems because the third most frequent cause of neon failure is improper pumping.
Even though all neon dims in cold weather, neon manufactured by Signs Manufacturing™ will dim less because we use gases specially formulated for cold weather, which are unaffected by hot weather.
The most common cause of neon failure is heat cracking. This is caused by improper installation (too much or too little neon footage for the size [secondary voltage] transformer used), or by the effects of high voltage on the shorter neon pieces.
It is critically important to the long-life of both the neon and the power transformers that each transformer has the proper resistance in neon (loading) for its secondary voltage.
Well-made and properly installed neon should average a twenty-year lifetime (40,000 hours of use).
Neon is affected by voltage. For instance, standard neon will burn nearly 100% brighter if you double the power feeding it. The neon will last about ¼ as long, however, making this alternative quite expensive in total cost.
Channel letters are usually illuminated with neon. Our artisans individually manufacture the neon for each letter after the letter base is manufactured to insure a proper fit that will evenly and brilliantly illuminate the entire face of the letter without "shorting" against the metal. Sign companies that buy their neon pre-made from neon manufacturers cannot do this.
Multiple neon strokes are added as required to insure even illumination.
We automatically employ neon intensity control to give our customers the brightest sign possible without increasing energy costs.
Please stop by and see all of these products displayed in our unique Sign Lighting Laboratory and Display Showroom.
Brighter Signs™ Neon
“Our (channel letter) sign is like a star, a beacon in a universe of dull and dingy signs…it lights up the whole area! We couldn’t be more pleased.” Greg Clark, Mom’s Kitchen (with Brighter Signs™ option)
This new neon, incorporated into your new sign, will make your sign significantly brighter than all other signs in the area when lighted. A 110% brighter sign. Potential customers will see your sign first so it is the one that will make the strongest impression!
The greatest testimonial to the effectiveness of Brighter Signs™ on our customer’s bottom line is that EVERY customer who has ordered Brighter Signs™ technology for a sign has reordered it for every sign from then on!
Ultra-Bright Signs™ Neon
We combine our Brighter Signs™ technology with neon intensity control and higher-power transformers to create a 150% brighter sign.
This option may use up to 16% more energy but its results can be worth it.
The alternative to neon is with LED lighting. Click our "LED" tab one page up to learn about this alternative.
There is a significantly higher "parts count" in a LED lighted sign. More parts to fail.
Also click our "Neon/LED Energy" tab one page up to view a comparison of operating costs and number of components in neon and LED lighted signs so you can make an informed decision.
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