LED lighting typically requires no maintenance unlike neon lighting. Once an LED system is installed, for the next 10 to 20 years (all things being equal), the LED modules will still be functioning without the need for any maintenance. Neon lighting however poses several maintenance issues such as gas depletion and glass breakage that will typically need to be attended to during the life of the sign. This further increases the overall cost of using neon lighting.
Other points that place LED lighting above neon lighting include: ease of shipping and installation, durability, space consumption and variety of application. These points and those explained above all confirm that LED signage is infinitely better and more practical than neon signage. This is why LED is becoming more popular as an alternative source of illumination with its wide range of applications.
Brightness / Uniformity
The difference in brightness and uniformity of LED and neon signage is best appreciated in the corporate signage world. A comparison between corporate signs made of LED and neon will reveal that the LED signs appear brighter and more uniform than neon signs. From a distance, the LED sign would be far easier to read and pick out than the neon sign which may appear blurred. Additionally, even during the day an LED sign can still be clearly seen while a neon sign can be difficult to read.
LED Vs Neon Lighting
When it comes to energy consumption, LED lighting definitely supersedes neon lighting. In fact, the energy saving attribute of LED signage is one of the major selling points. As an estimation, a typical LED solution or sign consumes about five times less power than a comparable neon solution. The low power consumption also means that an LED sign will not produce as much heat as a neon sign.
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