Making use of bright lights and signs are a great way to advertise your products and services which in turn grabs customer attention. The most apparent variation between the two is that neon utilizes real glass tubing thus the potentiality for breakage is high. Despite the fact that, neon has some potential shock hazards it is one of the most widely used forms of advertising however LED is certainly a formidable challenger. Based on some factors they can be differentiated and it includes the following.
Color and Design: different colors of neon, argon, mercury and other gases are used in order to produce various colors (neon signs). A wider range of color combinations can be produced and these signs specially require blown glass tubes to contain the neon gas. On the other hand, LED displays are square or rectangular in shape; the best part is that it has the ability to program movement and animation of the individual lights.
Price: as far as the price factor is concerned, based on the size of the sign, color and overall complexity of the design it differs and this applies to both neon and LED display. Despite the fact that LED signs are characteristically 10 percent cheaper to buy than neon signs of the same size and functionality; it is possible to buy neon signs at cheaper rate. In view of the fact that, neon signs have been produced for much longer, buying used neon signs at cheaper rates than new LED signs will be a great idea.
Maintenance: requiring no maintenance and posing no problems, LED is small and bright lights whereas neon signs are made up of gases, glass tubes or mercury on the other hand, neon signs should be refilled by a professional manufacturer though, you can refill it every 6 month or longer than that therefore it does not demand much maintenance problem.
Power Consumption: requiring less electricity than neon signs, led demand for lesser power consumption. Neon gas signs require a more powerful electrical current to electrify the gas molecules and get them to light up. A standard LED sign uses 10 to 15 watts of electricity to light up, whilst a typical neon sign requires 50 watts or more.
Finally to conclude which of them is better, the answer to this question is it depends! Both neon and led achieve the same goal: giving brightness to your advertisement board or whatever, they both simply do it a little differently.