The neon sign is a staple for almost every bar and tavern in the country and is a staple for many types of retail businesses. Many business neon signs have gone to become collector’s items depicting famous logos and brand names. Whether you want to add something special to your man cave business, home game room, office, bar or garage, neon signs can help you decorate any space. Colorful neon signs use the simple miracle of neon gas and can liven up any room in your home, office or business.
For example, led neon signs have a long life neon filled tube needing nothing more than battery power. The quartz crystal movement ensures accuracy. Garage neon signs make a great gift for the automobile enthusiast on your list or as addition to a game room or man cave.
What Is Neon?
Neon is a rare gas that occurs naturally in Earth’s atmosphere. One of the noble gasses, neon is inert though it reacts to the application of electrical charges. The result is the characteristic orange or reddish glow commonly seen in neon advertising signs.
The term neon sign is a little misleading since other inert noble gasses such as xenon are often combined with neon to produce various colors. Neon lights have been around since the early 1900s and became a common a part of the Art Deco design movement.
Neon is extracted through a process called fractional distillation, a method of separating chemical compounds. Ambient air, which contains the gasses commonly found in Earth’s atmosphere, is first cryogenically frozen creating a liquid. Neon is then extracted from the liquefied air.