A neon sign in your man cave can make a real difference. It makes a statement. Whether it’s the beer you like, or your favorite team, it’s good to show off that pride. Neon signs will also add light to your probably dim cave and can fill an empty wall.
Before you lunge out and make a purchase, we’ve put together a list of things to keep in mind:
- Buy a neon sign that suits your style (it might be beer, bar or games room)
- Be sure it’s going to fill a space (don’t buy one that may look good when you have no place to put it)
- Not all neon signs are made the same
- Stick to your budget
It’s impossible to give one recommendation for a neon sign as there are so many on the market and everyone has their own tastes. This article hopes to better educate you, the buyer on what to look for before buying so you don’t make a bad purchase.
Let’s dive into our list of neon signs that will fit into just about any man cave…
- 1. Seller graduated from Auburn University, 11 years professional neon factory. US registered trademark.
- 2.Frame size 17” * 13”. Metal Frame. Well tested, Safe and Low Voltage, Quality assured. Traditional design, In door use, perfect gift.
- 3.Brand new, 100% hand-made, true hand-bend, gas-filled, real glass tube neon signs. They are not plastic tube lights or LED signs.
Keeping on the beer theme, the Coors brand won’t look out of place in any man cave. The will fit in perfectly behind any bar.
- Are you looking to add a little brightness and interesting thing to your home or business, an LED neon sign may deliver just the right amount of luminosity. Add a pop of color with these lovely decorations that stand out no matter where you put them in. With ADVPRO light signs, you will immediately say goodbye to dull walls and say hello to the good times.
- Provide a 5.5 ft/ 1.6m wire with ON/OFF switch function. (US plug 110v to USA & CA) (UK plug 240v to UK) (AU plug 240v to AU & NZ) (EU plug 240v to EU & other countries)
- Maintenance free: No noxious gas & mercury, no periodic refill needed
- 19"x10" Neon Style LED Sign
- Ultra bright LED lamps
- Low energy consumption
Neon Sign History
Neon signs have been in existence for over 100 years.
The sheer fact that different gases could be used to produce a huge range of colors made them very popular for a long period of time. Manufacturers could easily bend tubes to create an unlimited list of shapes.
Although the “Neon Sign” term is still very much used today, it has expanded to refer to other lights that use LEDs instead of luminous gas. LED lights and tubes have been manufactured in recent times to mimic the look and brightness of neon while using much less power and lasting longer than neon.
Types of Neon Signs
Neon Gas signs (traditional)
- Very bright
- Authentic neon appearance
- Sign must be replaced when one neon panel stops working
LED signs (tube shaped)
- Very bright
- Long lasting LEDs
- Appearance not quite the same as traditional gas neon signs
- Limited range
Acrylic signs (bevelled with LED lights)
- Long lasting LEDs
- Can be customized
- Only 1 or 2 colors
- LED bar sticks out
What to Look For When Buying
There are plenty of poor quality neon signs on the market. Once you’ve chosen the type of neon sign you want to buy, do some homework on the vendor, where are they made? What is the warranty offered? What happens if one of the tubes fails?
Faulty sections of neon tubes usually can’t be replaced if they stop working so replacing the whole unit is usually the only option.
Is Neon Gas Toxic?
You may have wondered about a neon tube breaking. Is the gas toxic to breathe or touch? If your neon tube breaks then it will sure make a mess but neon gas is not toxic. Remember, neon signage has been in existence for over 100 years.
Is Neon Light Harmful to your health?
Neon light is not harmful to your health. Neon is an inert gas and is naturally found in the atmosphere. The light is perfectly safe to look at.
Can Neon Signs burn you?
Neon lights DO NOT get hot so they are perfectly safe to touch. Care is needed when touching the tube though as they are glass and will break with any sort of force.
A lot can be said for buying a traditional neon “gas” sign. They give off a unique type of light that you just don’t get from LED equivalents. LED’s are very energy efficient and will last longer than their traditional gas counterparts. Remember, a neon sign is going to be in your cave for a long time, so take the time to make the right decision. Your man cave needs to be comfortable. Good luck!