Understanding the difference between neon and fluorescent light signs
Neon and fluorescent lights are remarkably similar but have some important differences. The biggest of these is the type of gas that is used in the glass tubes. With neon a wide array of different gases can be employed, either on their own or as a mix. When electric current is ran through them the atoms create a coloured light.
The glass tubes of fluorescent lights are filled specifically with low pressure mercury vapour. When a current is fed through this it emits UV. By adding a phosphor coating to the inside of the tubing this energy can be transformed into visible light. This occurs because the phosphor fluoresces, giving them their name.
As a result the big difference between the two is that it is the gas in the neon that gives off the light whereas it is the phosphor in the fluorescent. It is important to know this when choosing between which lights to opt for when creating a bespoke sign.
When you think of fluorescent lights its likely you will think of the strip lighting found in offices, shops, and various public buildings. The lighting is also used to create signs.
At KEMP London we can create fluorescent light signs to suit all kinds of requirements. Our immense creativity and vast amount of manufacturing experience means you can come to us with any design ideas and have confidence we will find a way to create the right product for you. Not only that; it will be the very highest quality.
You can view a large number of the signs we have made on our website and the clients we have worked with. This will give you a good idea of what we can do and the loyal customer base it has helped us to build. Please keep in mind though that there are practically no limits to our design capabilities. We will find a way to create even the most complex designs.
If you would like to speak to us about creating fluorescent light signs or neon ones please get in touch. We will help you to decide which is best for you.