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Too often, large corporations support alternate lighting systems, like LED, with robust marketing efforts that can mislead the public or present incomplete information. When claims are made about the environmental impacts of neon, including energy efficiency and mercury content, we must consider the source of the data and its interpretation.

The following links contain scientific findings that prove neon's cost and energy efficiency and show that it is also environmentally responsible and, with an extensive color palette, a creatively flexible lighting system.



February 2010 EDS Update How Long Do LEDs Last?

April 2010 EDS Update column, How Long Do LEDs Last, Part II?

Minneapolis Neon Artist article (StarTribune.com February 2010)

Letter to the Editor: White LEDs fail to match hype (LEDs Magazine, January 2009)

LED to the Rescue? Not So Fast (The New York Times, January 2009)

Technical Information from Tecnolux: Includes profile on rare gasses, mercury usage and more

LED vs. Neon: Report on the use of LEDs versus neon or cold cathode lighting.

Sign Spotting, LEDs radiation characteristics and uniform signface lighting (Signs of the Times: Lighting Techniques, December, 2008)

Compare Neon vs. LED Energy Usage and Brightness, from Hudson & Hudson Neon, Inc.

Octopus System Benefits

Tools for Lighting Designers Including Color and Lumen Output Charts, from The EGL Company

Neon Means Options: Neon Color Chart from The EGL Company

FAQs from LECIP USA/Allanson

FAQs from France

Learn More About the Trade: Daco Neon Equipment books and DVDs



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