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How to Make a Neon Sign

Posted: August 2nd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Illuminated Signs | Tags: | No Comments »
Making a Neon Sign

Making a Neon Sign

Ever wanted to know how neon signs function? A neon sign is a lighted display built from glass tubes which have been filled with a gas and bent into the shape of letters or decorative designs. When a high-voltage current passes through the gas, the tubes emit light. Although neon gas was originally used in neon signs, many other types of gases are used, too. These gases, along with assorted tints and phosphor coatings for the tubes, create an array of over 50 colors. These neon signs may be as basic as a modest beer sign, or as complex as a 50ft tall structure on the roof of a casino. Read the rest of this entry »