Neon sign and lights are the latest trend to light up our house and decorate any wall in the most original way.
If you thought it was all invented in-home lighting, you're mistaken. The design of luminaries for interior design has undergone a great transformation in recent decades. But not only in design, but new technologies have also brought new forms of lighting and increasingly efficient bulbs.
But today we are going to talk about a type of lighting that has been present in our society for
Decades, neon lights. The typical the illumination of the signs of cafes and restaurants of the 50s and 60s comes to our house to become authentic collectors.
In the 1980s, neon lights experienced a resurgence, with the release of individual body letters made of sheet metal and illuminated inside. Neon was not only limited to exterior lights, but it began to be used in interior signage and was integrated into the architecture of buildings and objects.
The neon light is colorful, cheerful, and almost hypnotic. Its striking shapes and colors make it appealing for home decoration. For this reason, few are unwilling to incorporate neon lights for room into their home.
Aesthetic Neon with a message, minimalist drawings, or striking motifs such as ice cream or fruit. The variety of colors is huge too, but the fluorine tones are its great ally. There are neon lights for room. Such is the demand that more and more companies specialize in the design of custom neon signs.
These original lights are perfect for giving freshness and fun air to any space in the house, from the dining room, through the kitchen, or the bed's headboard. Aesthetic Neon is perfect for dull and lifeless corners.
But the most requested neon lights are glow signs. Pieces designed in past decades and that caught the attention of customers on the facades of coffee shops or fashionable nightclubs, have now become collector's items and fetish objects for decoration lovers.
Verve House offers neon repair services. We detect breakdowns in the neon sign, which we can repair or rebuild, resulting in your neon working and the first day. You can bring your damaged label to our workshop, or we can pick it up ourselves.
How a Neon Tube sign works
The transformer is in charge of raising the voltage that passes the tube and exciting the gas so that it begins to shine. This electricity passes through the metal electrodes with which the tube is sealed at each end. When a high voltage is applied to the electrodes, the neon gas ionizes, and the electrons flow through the gas. These electrons excite the neon atoms and cause them to emit the light that we can see.
These tubes can be bent into letters and borders , and they can produce light of different colors depending on the gases with which the neon is mixed. For example, helium produces yellow light, mercury emits blue light, and carbon dioxide gives white light. Neon emits the classic red light.
Let's say that the tube is filled with transparent gas that, when excited by the transformer's electricity, turns a specific color. The gas lights up like the fluorescent tubes we've all seen.
The tubes are made to measure if necessary. Once the tube has the size and the necessary shape, it is filled with the necessary gas so that it looks the required color, and it is sealed so that the gas that we have filled does not escape.
What to do if a neon tube breaks?
Suppose we have a neon sign and a tube breaks. In that case, it is necessary to ventilate the room or premises, collect all the remains with a shovel or similar without touching them with the hands, and place them in a sealed bag or container before taking them to a clean point or place of the treatment of this type of waste. The city council user service services provide information on these places. It is advisable to go to a company specializing in waste treatment to clean the room properly.
Neon sign and letter repair
Neon signs are very striking because they have a very characteristic light. They draw attention from the moment you feel the flash of light from the Neon tubes. They indeed attract a lot of attention, and the colors obtained by exciting the gases inside the tube are like no other.
The problem arises when a tube breaks, releasing the gas inside it and stops working. In addition, the letter or part of the affected neon glow sign will be turned off. The neon tubes are very delicate, usually protected by a transparent screen or placed at a height that is not to the extent of people passing the street.
Many customers come to us to manufacture new neon signs or to repair damaged neon signs.
Sometimes, some neon signs for room does not light up, and no apparent physical damage is seen. In these cases, we usually go to where the neon sign is placed to make the necessary repairs.
When a neon does not light and is not broken, it can be for different reasons:
- Bad transformer
- Deteriorated wiring
- There is leakage in the glass tube
- Low gas level inside the tube
Having a low level of gas is sometimes simply because, over time, the gas has escaped, or a refill is necessary to make it look and function properly again.
If there are leaks in the tube and completely watertight, we recharge it with the necessary gas according to the color required.
There are different types of colors because of the types of gas that are inside the neon tube.
Restorations or repairing neon signs are recommended in many cases but almost mandatory in many others. Now we are going to look at the leading causes of label restorations.
- Damage due to the passage of timeand inclement weather.
- Electrical damage
Repairing neon signs damage due weather:
It is expected that, over time, both the vinyl and the drawer or surface itself are affected or deteriorated. There are cases where the sign is in a very sunny location or too exposed to the weather.
A Glow sign is the most popular LED signs in the world currently, and we understand that the aesthetic look is what people care about. So, we will work hard to ensure that our signs continue to look the best regarding any weather condition.
Vinyl and digital printing have anti UVA treatments that make them more resistant to the sun. Even so, with the passage of time, the replacement or renewal of the materials used in its manufacture may become necessary.
Frames, either PVC or aluminium, can be repaired or replaced with new parts where it has been damaged. We waterproof as it was the first day so that it last many more years exposed outside, resisting the inclemency.
Damage to posters and signs caused by vandalism is common, especially in some areas. There are times when they have even taken the entire label. In these cases, it is necessary to replace the missing material. In many cases, the damages caused by vandalism are covered by commercial insurance companies. You should consult your insurer about the possibility of being surrounded by your commercial insurance.
There are other occasions in which, for example, a truck or van has caused damage to the sign of your business. In case you have the vehicle insurance data, the insurance will take care of the damages caused.
There are other times when they have not left the data, or it had happened at a time when there was no one in the trade. The signs most affected by damage caused by accidents are usually the banners as they protrude from the wall, leaving them more exposed to accidents.
The electrical damage in the illuminated signs is frequent with the passage of time. Old lighting equipment and the aluminum or PVC profiles that make up the box can be damaged. Sometimes the water makes its way inside and affects the transformers or another electrical component. Faults in older fluorescent transformers are also possible.
At Verve House, we offer all our services to professionals in the sector, insurance companies, companies, and individuals. We are SPECIALISTS in the direct manufacture of NEON, with our glassblower in our facilities, through an exclusive and artisanal process that very few companies currently have, with all the means and knowledge necessary for the treatment of Neon.
Longer than ten years of experience in the world of signage, thanks to our knowledge we can offer the best possible advice and personalized attention to each client, we will help you choose the best option for your business to make a difference, always adapting to your needs with the best prices on the market.
We wanted to ensure that any neon lights for room, offices or events are as safe as possible, but we also wanted to ensure that neon lights for room are as unique as possible, and delivered in the best quality as possible.
We truly understand that aesthetic neon signs are what really matters to our customer, and with that, we work to ensure that we can continue to make the most original, standout aesthetic neon signs in the world. Whether its a glow sign, mirror neon sign or a standard LED sign hyou wanted, there is no better place to get one than Verve House.