Classic or LED Neon? Read the following information to discover which is the best option for you.
If you love neon and are working to a tight budget then this is a great option as the LED neon is lower cost compared to Classic hand-blown glass neon. Also if you have kids or pets the LED neon tube is almost indestructible making it a great solution for kids bedrooms, busy hallways or other vulnerable location, for example in a packed bar.
The LED composite tube can be fully exposed with little risk of breaking. We bond the LED neon tube directly to a clear acrylic back panel which can then be cut around the shape of the LED neon or left as a rectangle. The sections of LED neon are wired together to a electrical supply lead which then runs to an in line transformer (similar to a laptop) and then to a standard UK plug. The LED neon runs on a low voltage 12 volt supply. We are able to offer a dimmer unit which simply plugs into the lead and allows the LED neon to be dimmed down to 20% of it full power...making them an ideal night light for the kids bedroom!
Benefits of LED neon include:
If you are a purist and love detail then this is the neon for you!
Classic glass neon allows great definition. The glass tubes come in a variety of diameters, for most of our work we use 8mm diameter tube as this allows for fine detail. These tubes are filled with a mix of noble gases (remember your chemistry lessons?...neon, argon etc). They allow the electrical current to travel through the tube and create an intense glow. The glass neon tubes are held in place with support brackets, mounted to a back panel. We were one of the first to design a composite aluminium back panel system which allows the electronic transformers (required to run the neon) to be hidden behind the panel. Most of the wiring is concealed by this panel allowing the full beauty of the glass neon tube to shine through. The panel is available in black or white and the neon is supplied with a clear acrylic cover to protect the delicate glass tube. Classic glass neon is a very labour intensive craft and this is reflected in the price. Each glass tube starts as a straight length which is lovingly heated and bent by hand into shape. Our classic neons are supplied with approx. 2m of electrical cable with a standard UK plug. Simply hang and plug your neon in, sit back and enjoy!
Benefits of classic neon include: