Neon Lamps—More Versatile than You Realize

When you think about neon lights, you probably think of signage.  Glowing Bud Light signs on the wall of a bar and electric downtown store fronts.  But, as technology has progressed, so has the way in which we utilize neon lights and neon lamps

Neon lights function through the use of the inert gas neon.  This gas is trapped within tubing to which voltage is applied.  This voltage excites the particles and gets them moving; the ultimate result being the emission of light.

Due to the gas contained within the tubing, neon is not suited for all situations in which light is required.  For example, you wouldn’t incorporate it into a child’s blinking toy.  However, it is quite versatile, more so than you might realize.  Here are several ways in which you can utilize neon lights.

Neon Light Bulbs

One of the biggest disadvantages of traditional light bulbs is that they simply do not last.  Incandescent bulbs require replacing as often as two times per year.  While that may not seem like much in theory, it certainly adds up in terms of time and expense as the years go by.  Additionally, they consume large amounts of energy.

Neon light bulbs can last up to 10 years and use significantly less energy than a traditional light bulb.  They are also able to operate using a many different voltages.  This means that they are flexible and can be utilized for a wide variety of purposes.  They are also relatively inexpensive for smaller lights and can be made in a variety of shapes.

Neon Floor Lamp

While we expect neon lights in signs, we do not expect it in a floor lamp.  These lamps, also known as neon glow lamps, are an alternative to traditional lamps and can add a lot of character to a home.  They are also widely used in settings where long term, stable light is required, such as workshops and factories. 

Neon Lights for Cars

While it might sound like something only done on show cars, neon lights are a great way to add some character to your ride.  You can use them on the undercarriage to light the road at night or even use them to outline your car and show off the best features.  In the interior of your car, you can implement them to accent special items or create a fun ambiance. 

Fine Art

Neon lights are particularly suited for creating light sculptures.  As they are easy to create in a variety of shapes and colors, artists can express themselves in this medium with ease.  Not to mention that the final product is always enjoyable.

If you are interested in adding some neon flair into your life, contact Premier Glow today.


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