Though neon has long been the mainstream of lighting, LED (Light Emitting Diode) is now the standard. Here are 3 main reasons why you should consider converting to LED:
1. Save money: LED signs use less electricity than neon. This is primarily because LED is low voltage and has a lifetime energy savings of up to 70% over neon. The greater longevity of LED also adds to the cost savings as less repairs are required.
2. Better Product: LED is an extremely durable product that is impact/shock/vibration resistant which leads to a longer life of the sign. Being in the midwest means cold winters, and the neon’s brightness drops dramatically at 35 degrees. This can be a big issue if your business wants to be seen. Since it’s so easy to install, it can be used in more confining places which makes it more flexible.
3. Environmentally Safe: LED signs do not contain mercury, so you don’t have to worry about any hazards to the environment or people. The minimal voltage that the signs emit means that they barely radiate heat and there is no potential shock or fire hazard. All of these can be concerns if you are using a neon sign.