A neon sign can be described as a light source that emits light when electricity passes through a glass tube containing gas. You can make your glass tube emit light in any color you like by changing the gas or painting it. In downtown areas, there have been many neon signboards for a long period. Recent years have seen a decrease in neon signs. We sent 100 respondents a questionnaire on neon signs. We will give you different perspectives on the need and importance of neon signs.
82% knew what neon signs were, while only 18% knew. In France, neon signs were invented during the 1910s. Japan imported the technology. It has been used in Japan since the Taisho Era.
By bending the glass tube, neon signs can be made in any shape. So you can create three-dimensional signboards containing letters and illustrations. Most people will have seen them on top or near downtown buildings.
There may be some people who have seen neon signs and don’t know their names among the voters who voted “I don’t even know neon signs”.
The downtown character signboard which received 67% votes was the most popular. Many shops located in downtown areas have used neon signboards as signboards for a while, which is a surprise. Many people understand that “where there is neon signage = downtown area” and the downtown area can sometimes be called a “neon city”.
The second most frequently answered question was “exterior walls at pachinko restaurants, etc.” This store uses a lot of neon signs.
The third was an “advertising tower large like Glico”. The bright neon colors of this sign are perfect for large, eye-catching ads.
84% know nothing about the disappearance of neon signs in cities. Only 16% are aware. People don’t seem aware that neon signs have been disappearing.
According to current trends, the number of companies manufacturing neon signs is declining and so is the number of skilled workers who work with glass tubes. Signboards now include LEDs and another lighting.
Although neon signs are less common, many brightly lit neon signs remain. If you look around downtown, you’ll notice billboards that glow in different colors and advertisements. There are not many people who believe that neon signs should be removed.
Q4. Consider a neon sign.
Respondents surveyed 57% don’t believe neon signs are necessary, and 43% agree.
It is too flashy and consumes too much power. (Kochi Prefecture/38 Years Old/Female) “It is quieter and safer with it.” (Tochigi Prestate/34 years of age/female). Similarly to this, people who don’t get the neon signs’ effect are voting for “not necessary”.
Some people, however, are positive about the lighting of neon signs. They say that brighter lights are better to prevent crime. It could be used as an attraction. (Shizuoka region/45 years old/female). Not one.
However, neon signs were met with more criticism. Many neon signs were installed in downtown areas. People thought that places with neon signs were dangerous.
Neon signs can be made from glass tubes that have been cut into any shape, and then produced in vivid colors. It can be used as an advertisement but is not difficult to use. Some people feel that it is too flashy, or vulgar. People don’t love neon signs. However, some people like their appearance of them.
The argument that billboards that are powered by electricity are not green was also raised. When they see neon signs shining brightly into the night, many are worried about the effect of power consumption.
The fact is that neon tubes use less power than light sources like LEDs. However, the tiny amount of mercury in them makes them a mercury-waste product.
Neon signs can be a positive thing for some people. Many people stated that they don’t want it removed because of its unique design and texture. It seems there is also recognition that it is a type of illumination that colors night views. The vibrant neon signs contribute to the city’s atmosphere. Others believe it would be a shame to remove the neon sign, as it forms part of the historic landscape. Some people stated that they don’t wish the neon signs to be gone because it’s difficult to find shops in dark locations at night. Practically, neon signs are also very useful. It serves as a marker for the store you want to visit.
There are many advertising options today other than neon signs. In particular, LED-based signs are starting to replace neon signs. Some might argue that this trend can be ignored.
The number of neon signs will inevitably drop in line with current trends. However, this will not mean that the demand for neon signs is going to disappear. A second opinion is that neon signs must not disappear. According to this view, young people can “enjoy the retro atmosphere” while old people “remember their good times.” I believe that neon signs will remain as long these people aren’t gone.
We sell the “Border V Series”, an alternative source of light for neon tubes. This is an LED neon with a silicone case that combines LEDs for borderline uses.
Although it’s not ideal for creating neon letters this can be used to communicate borderlines that are required R. However, you could use it to replicate the look of neon and convert it to LED.