EVOLUTION OF GLASS TO LED SIGNS

Custom LED Neon Signs are one of the fastest growing product trends in 2021. With its rising popularity, you’ve likely attended a recent wedding with a Custom LED Neon Sign featured or have seen one hung at a clothes boutique or restaurant.

Pinterest Predicts, is saying Gen Z will give Neon Vibes a spotlight treatment. It’s important to note that in the coming years, it is this generation that sets new trends as they now enter an age with independent spending capacity. So, if you’re seeing all these new bars, clubs, restaurants - even salons, boasting a bright Custom LED Neon Sign, this is why.

HOW DID NEON SIGNS START?

Neon Signs were introduced around 1910 using glass-blown tubes. Neon colors were created using different types of gas, which are enclosed in the tubes. Having to mix certain gasses to achieve colors made each sign a complex work of art. By the 1960s, Neon Signs were everywhere, which is why you can’t complete a Retro-themed room without a Neon Sign! 

60s Retro Diner LED Neon Sign Inspiration, Restaurant Interior Design Inspo
60s Retro Diner LED Neon Sign Inspiration, Restaurant Interior Design Inspo
60s Retro Diner LED Neon Sign Inspiration, Restaurant Interior Design Inspo
60s Retro Diner LED Neon Sign Inspiration, Restaurant Interior Design Inspo
60s Retro Diner LED Neon Sign Inspiration, Restaurant Interior Design Inspo

Glass Neon Signs slowed down in popularity in the late 90s due to the time and cost to create each sign. Today, we’re seeing the rise of LED Neon Signs. LED is a new technology which Neon Studio uses to create all Custom LED Neon Signs. Neon Studio’s LED Neon Signs are still hand-made, but are less complex and expensive to create than glass neons. Neon Studio creates LED Neon Signs are created by bending LED Neon Flex - as opposed to bending glass over fire!

What is LED Neon Flex?

LED Neon Flex is created by small LED bulbs created in strips that are encased in a silicone tube.

LED Strip

LED Neon Strip, How LED Neon Signs are made

Silicone Cover

LED Neon Flex Silicone Tube, parts of an LED Neon Sign

What is LED Neon Flex?

LED Neon Flex is created by small LED bulbs created in strips that are encased in a silicone tube.

LED Strip

LED Neon Strip, How LED Neon Signs are made

Silicone Cover

LED Neon Flex Silicone Tube, parts of an LED Neon Sign

What is LED Neon Flex?

LED Neon Flex is created by small LED bulbs created in strips that are encased in a silicone tube.

LED Strip

Silicone Cover

LED Neon Strip, How LED Neon Signs are made
LED Neon Flex Silicone Tube, parts of an LED Neon Sign

HOW ARE LED NEON SIGNS MADE?

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As Neon Studio’s LED Neon Flex material is more adaptable compared to glass, it’s much easier to bend the material to the shape of your design. Because it is a flexible material, the LED strip is fused onto a backerboard to hold the shape of your design. We use a strong but lightweight acrylic piece which is typically cut closely to the shape of the design.

Your acrylic backerboard is cut first and a path is lightly traced to act as a guide for where the LED Neon Flex will go. Once your backerboard is ready, the LED Neon Flex is adhered by hand. Neon Studio’s LED Neon Signs are all handmade. Your LED Sign is handcrafted to look identical to your final design. Each letter, bend and curve is cut and fused to a backerboard to match the design we create with you and Engineers ensure all wire connections of the strip remain intact during this step.

When Neon Studio’s Engineers finish handcrafting your Custom LED Neon Sign, it undergoes 72-hours of testing and quality assurance to ensure your light is perfect.

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HOW LONG DO LED NEON SIGNS LAST?

LEDs are known for being safer and lower maintenance than glass neons because LED Neons use less electricity, less heat is produced and more energy is conserved. With proper care, your Neon Studio Custom LED Neon Sign will last for at least 50,000 hours, if not many many more. Businesses have had their store signs on almost 24/7 and their Custom Neon Signs are still in perfect condition after several years. For peace of mind, every indoor Neon Studio LED Sign comes with a 2-year Warranty.

A few things that will help your custom sign last longer is to keep it away from heat and regularly wipe your neon with a damp cloth to make sure it’s dust-free. If your Neon Sign is not waterproofed, it’s also important you install it in a fully-covered area and away from any liquid elements.

If you’re a Photographer, Event Planner or Wedding Organizer with a few LED Neon Signs in stock, we recommend lighting your neon signs for a few hours every couple of weeks to regularly activate the chips and ensure all connections are still intact.


Is a Custom LED Neon Sign exactly what you need to grow your business? Read more about HOW TO ORDER A CUSTOM NEON.

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DESIGN YOUR NEON

If it’s a bold and fearless sign you’re after - we guarantee it. Let our creative team design a sign that will ensure you stand out from the crowd. All signs are hand-made with your goals in mind. Once your order is placed, receive your sign in 3-weeks, or its FREE!*

If it’s a bold and fearless sign you’re after - we guarantee it. Let our creative team design a sign that will ensure you stand out from the crowd. All signs are hand-made with your goals in mind. Once your order is placed, receive your sign in 3-weeks, or its FREE!*

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