Upgrade Your Neon Sign to Improve Your Business’s Look and to Save Energy

If you’re a business owner, you may have neon signage outdoors, indoors, or both. Even the best neon signs eventually deteriorate, resulting in poorer lighting, increased energy consumption and more frequent service calls to fix malfunctioning lights or replace broken ones. If your signage has been costing you more but serving you less, consider electrical sign retrofitting. Upgrading from neon to LED lighting offers many advantages. Here are just five.

1. LED Lights are Brighter

The whole purpose of lighted outdoor signage is to display your brand and catch the attention of existing and potential customers. LED lights are far brighter than neon lights and consequently can be seen from further away, both at night and in the daytime. This increases your visibility literally and figuratively. Indoors, your lighted signage reinforces your brand and adds to the ambience of your various settings. LED lights make your whole business, indoors and out, look brighter, friendlier, more welcoming, and more modern.

2. LED Lights Last Longer

Neon tubes are made of breakable glass that tends to fail at least biannually, often annually. They also need to have their gases refilled every so often. Humorous “missing letter” stories abound, but they’re not humorous to the businesses affected. LED displays are highly impact-resistant and require virtually no maintenance or repairs. Since they last for up to 100,000 hours per unit, they can give a decade of service before needing to be replaced.

3. LED Lights are Adaptable

Neon signage is attractive, but once it’s there, it’s there and can’t be changed. LED signage is equally attractive, but it’s easy to cut and bend. An LED retrofit can replicate your existing neon sign if you wish, but you can update your design or your message whenever you like. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination and that of your marketing department.

4. LED Lights are More Energy Efficient

Neon signage uses 15,000 volts; LED signage uses only 24 volts. This can save you up to 70 percent in energy costs. In addition, LEDs are shockproof and nearly 80 percent of the electricity they use is converted into light, making them safer to use since they emit little heat.

5. LED Lights are More Environmentally Friendly

LED lights are sturdy, recyclable and non-toxic. Neon lights are fragile, break easily, and are filled with noxious gasses that leak.

For all of these reasons and many more, electrical sign retrofitting is a practical, economical and smart business decision. You won’t merely be satisfied with your return on investment, you will be pleased and gratified.

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