15 Nov

LED Signs Vs. Neon Signs

LED Signs Vs. Neon Signs

Neon or LED? It’s a question that pops up all the time. The short, simple answer is that LED signs are far superior to neon signs, and that’s not just because we happen to make LED displays.

Let’s go through the pros and cons of each type of sign, and you’ll see exactly why LED is the way to go.

Benefits of Neon Signs

Neon has been used in signs for almost a hundred years, meaning you know what you’re going to get. It’s a reliable, commonplace technology you’ll find in cities across the planet, and finding a neon sign dealer near you is pretty easy no matter where you live.

One of the biggest advantages of neon signs—and a big reason they’re still around today—is the “romance” factor associated with them, and their use in both films and art.

Yes, neon signs have a sort of warm, comforting light to them, but that doesn’t mean they’re great for advertising.

Benefits of LED Signs

LED signs have a lot more going for them than nostalgia:

  • Brightness: LED signs are way brighter than neon signs, and can be seen further away, even during the brightest part of the day
  • Price: LED signs are comparable in price to neon signs, although modern technological advancements mean LEDs are about 10% cheaper nowadays
  • Energy consumption: LED signs use 5-10x LESS power than neon signs
  • Maintenance: Neon signs must frequently have their gases refilled, and that can be pretty costly. LED signs, on the other hand, require much less maintenance (if any) during their first ten years of operation
  • Environmental impact: Neon signs are made with glass and can easily break, leaking poisonous gases into the environment

If you’re concerned with the effectiveness of your display in advertising your message, its longevity, and how much it’s going to affect your wallet, LED signs are the right choice for you.

While there are very, very specific scenarios where neon signs might be a better option, those don’t apply to the average business. LED signs get the job done, and they’re here to stay.

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