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How about LED Neon Flex?

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How about LED Neon Flex?

Glass neon

At the 1893 World’s Fair, the World Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois, Nikola Tesla’s signs were displayed. The development of neon signs is credited to Georges Claude and the first public display of a neon sign was of two 38-foot(12m) long tubes in December 1910 at the Paris Expo. The first commercial sign was sold by Jaques Fonseque, Claude’s associate, in1912 to a Paris barber. The neon sign is an evolution of the earlier Geissler tube (also called a Crookes tube), which is a glass tube for demonstrating the principles of electrical discharge. Visible even in daylight, people would stop and stare at the first neon signs for hours, dubbed “liquid fire”.


The Plexineon product line from Ilight employs light emitting diode (LED) technology in a way that creates a bright product. It creates a bright, even glow that is comparable to glass neon. It can be ordered straight, factory bent. Plexineon is created with a newly patented structure that is a solid plastic waveguide with the LEDs encapsulated inside. As a result, it creates a bright, even glow that is comparable to glass neon but is extremely durable and difficult to break.

LED Neon Flex 

As you know, since glass neon lighting quickly became a popular fixture in advertising. There are many disadvantages for glass neon lighting. A section of the glass is heated until it is malleable; then it is bent into shape and aligned to pattern containing the graphics or lettering that the final product will ultimately conform to. It was no more energy-efficient than conventional incandescent lighting. The applied voltage usually between 22,000 to 26,000V.This very high power dissipation in the tube heats the glass to a temperature of several hundred degrees Celsius. This tube should be in a very clean interior at high vacuum. Generally speaking, the operation and installation of glass neon are complicated. In fact we could found this kind of item Plexineon also need skilled craftsman operation and installation. They are not like the description of the webpage.

Plexineon series is not flexible, just could bend. There are some limitations for bending. As Plexineon official website said, unlike other straight LED Lighting systems, Plexineon technology can be factory bent or gently field bent. Please pay attention to these two words “factory” and “gently field”. These stand for designs that require smaller radius bends; you must make/bent them in their factory. You must calculate the exact the length, wide, any size, angle and any date which could affect the installation of these Plexineon series. If there is one fault /mistake of your date, all projects will be delay or restart. This process is irreversible. Please also note the factory bending has a 5 inch minimum radius (12 inch for white). Field Bending is worse. The minimum radius is 48 inch (72 inch for white)! It cannot field bend into convex or concave bends. Would you like does it yourself totally? No way! These should be an inconvenience, even a tiresome business!

Now there is another option for you. LED Neon-Flex, the patent products, is from OEM Factory. LED Neon Flex as a kind of soft neon products series is a flexible light chain composed of light emitting diodes. This product is available from many sources worldwide, and contains varying numbers of LEDs to produce colored lights. This product is actually an evolving rope light which simulates the rigid neon gas-filled tubing used for many years as signage and border illumination. It is unnecessary to paid the extra cost of special package and shipping. It is unnecessary to employ the craftsman for installation and maintain. It is cost-effective!The details contrast list you could look the below:

LED Neon-Flex VS Glass Neon & Plexineon
Parameter LED Neon-Flex Ø8 -15Glass Neon Plexineon LED Neon-Flex
White LED Neon-Flex 9×23, 12×27, 15x28mm White Common Ø8-15mm Glass Neon 1.289″ (32.75mm) x0.390″(9.91mm); 0.5″x1.4″ Advantage
Light Source: LED Neon Gas Fluorescent LED LEDs produce more light per watt than Glass neon; this is useful in battery powered or energy-saving devices, efficiency
Input Voltage: 12V/24V/120V/240V 22,000 to 26,000V low voltage LED Neon-Flex runs at 12, 24, 120 and 240 Volts. Glass neon often runs at 22,000 to 26,000 Volts. Safer, more comfortable!
EMI (Electro Magnet Interference) LOW HIGH LOW LED Neon-Flex creates insignificant EMI compared to Glass Neon
Environmental Considerations No Mercury Pollution Mercury Pollution No Mercury Pollution LED Neon-Flex is safe for the environment and the public as it contains no toxic materials like Mercury which is found in Glass Neon
Installation Easy Skill Level, DIY(Do It Yourself!) Difficult/Requires Master Factory bend- 5 inch minimum radius (12 inch for white) LED Neon-Flex is flexible, and is easy to cut, bend, and shape, unlike Glass Neon which requires a master craftsman and complicated installation process .Plexineon requires factory bend or field bend. LED Neon-Flex All Do it yourself!
Craftsmanship Skill Level Field bend- 48 inch minimum radius (72 inch for white)
Flexibility Flexible Rigid Bend LED Neon-Flex is a flexible solution that requires no heating to bend or shape.
Durability Unbreakable Fragile Unbreakable LED Neon-Flex is made of high quality PVC’s and is flexible unlike Glass which easily broken.
Warranty 24 Months No Warranty against Breakage 12 Months LED Neon-Flex has dependable quality. Long warranty period

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