Glass Neon Vs. Flex Neon: Which Is Better?

We here at provide flex neon tubing signs. Following details the difference between glass vs. flex tubing neon signs.

5 Top Things To Consider With Glass Neon Vs. Flex Neon

Varying Tubing Sizing
For word signs or signs that do not require a lot of smaller tubing details, we suggest flex neon. The advances with flex neon make it a good choice for these types of signs because it looks very similar to neon glass tubing but is more durable.

For more detailed graphic signs that require a lot of different sized tubing, we suggest neon glass tubing. Glass tubing is heated and molded by hand, which makes it possible to achieve more intricate details and different sized tubing.

Light Source
Glass neon tubing uses gas fluorescent for the light. Flex neon has solid-state semiconductors which uses at least 5x less energy vs. glass neon.

Longevity of the tubes
The average life expectancy of a glass neon tubing is 15,000 hours where LED flex tubing is about 30,000 hours.

While glass neon tubing has a softer look it is also very fragile. It is highly likely to break if you drop it or bump into it too hard being that the tubes are made of glass. Flex neon is constructed using Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) which is much more durable and not as fragile as glass.

The price of the sign is heavily dependent on complexity, size, how many colors and back options. Glass tubing signs are more expensive than flex due to cost of material and because they take longer to make.

Look & Brightness
A glass neon sign has a more warm and softer look. LED flex neon signs have a brighter look.

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