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Difference between LED and Neon

LED Neon

LED Neon Signs are modern-day trends of lighting-up any venue, made with flexible silicone material with the LED strip inside it, allowing the tube to glow.

LED Dot

LED dot signs are made with small LEDs mounted on ABS backer to form a particular design, with an engaging animation; mainly used for advertising business.

Neon Glass

Neon Glass are vintage looking signs pumped with Neon and Argon gas. These are traditional light-up signs giving a nostalgic vibe to its surrounding.

Cost-effective

LED Neon

- Low, upfront cost
- Maintenance-free

LED Dot

- Low, upfront cost
- Maintenance-free

Neon Glass

- Higher, upfront cost
- Maintenance needed

Brightness

LED Neon

190 lumens brightness

LED Dot

170 lumens brightness

Neon Glass

210 lumens brightness

Lifespan

LED Neon

50,000 hours of lifespan

LED Dot

50,000 hours of lifespan

Neon Glass

3-5 year of lifespan

Flashing and Animation

LED Neon

Simple flashing possible

LED Dot

Complex animation is possible

Neon Glass

Simple flashing possible

Durability

LED Neon

Highly durable

LED Dot

Durable

Neon Glass

Less durable

Safety

LED Neon

Safe to use

LED Dot

Safe to use

Neon Glass

To be handled delicately

Cost-effectiveness

LED Neon: LED Neon Signs have a low upfront cost, no maintenance cost, and uses a fraction of energy compared to Neon Glass Sign, which means no electricity bill shock.

LED Dot: LED Dot Signs are cheaper compared to other light-up options, is energy-efficient, and have low maintenance cost.

Neon Glass: Neon Glass Signs have a high upfront cost and consume more electricity compared to LED Neon and LED Dot Signs. These signs have maintenance costs of replacing the tubes in case have flicking issue and replacing the power supply every few years.


Brightness

LED Neon: LED Flex signs are the modern-day trend of lighting up every location; with 190 lumens of brightness, it is warm and welcoming with its consistent glow.

LED Dot: LED Dot has 170 lumens brightness but can appear cold and rigid on the eyes. These kinds of signs have a classic glow that attracts its passerby.

Neon Glass: Neon Glass has 210 lumens brightness, a nostalgic old school glow but may seem too cluttered with visible tubes, wires, and a transformer, which may degrade the visual impact of the wall in daylight.


Lifespan

LED Neon: Have a lifespan of 50.000 hours or even more depending on the care taken.

LED Dot: Have a lifespan of 50.000 hours. You can extend an LED dot sign's life by having the power adapter replaced every couple of years.

Neon Glass: Neon lights last, on average, 3-5 years but can last a decade with the replacement of the power supply every few years provided there is no damage to the glass.


Flashing and Animation

LED Neon: Multi steps flashing is possible for LED Neon.

LED Dot: Complex animation is possible with LED signs, which can create the illusion of movement. LED signs can be made more versatile and eye-catching by unique and complex animations.

Neon Glass: Only simple flashing options possible like flashing border, text, or whole sign.


Durability

LED Neon: LED Signs are made from high-quality flame-retardant Silicon, which is flexible to mold in any shape. These signs have no issue of overheating or shattering of tubing.

LED Dot: LED Dot Sign made from light-emitting diodes (LEDs) are lighter and are more protected than neon glass as there are small LEDs strung together precisely. It can be fiddly and difficult to fix if damaged, as each LED needs to be manually set to the base.

Neon Glass: Neon Glass Signs are made from fragile glass tubes carrying a risk of shattering if mishandled.


Safety

LED Neon: LED Signs are safe to use for commercial and domestic decor purposes, no issue of shattering or overheating.

LED Dot: LED Dots signs are used for commercial purposes for a long now; these are lightweight and safe to use even for domestic purposes.

Neon Glass: These signs have a risk of breakage and exposing surrounding with harmful elements like mercury and phosphor. Hence need to be precautious while using Neon Glass Sign.


Installation

LED Neon: Easy to hang or mount on the wall without any professional help as these signs are lightweight and can be easily moved around without any trouble.

LED Dot: Easy to hang with chains in any spot the sign is needed.

Neon Glass: It can be difficult to install a glass sign due to its weight and delicacy of sign.

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