A real symbol of business in American towns is definitely the
neon light. This brightly glowing light is most commonly seen in the
windows of bars and taverns all across the country. Many times, the light
is in the shape of a beer logo,
and in many other instances, it simply says OPEN. No matter what the
color or shape, neon lights entice us
to come inside where there is fellowship and often consumption of alcohol
to boot. But neon lights are
not just meant for bars alone. Their super bright shine has allured many
to use them in other cases, such as underneath cars or around clock faces.
So what makes neon lights so
unique and special? Neon is a form of gas, and these tubular lights hold
the gas inside. When an electric voltage is applied, it reacts to the gases,
causes an ultra bright glow.
Typically, neon glows red, but when the right combination of other gases are
added, it can change its colors to almost any hue.
Today, neon lights can be formed into just about any shape and any word
imaginable. That’s why they’ve become a popular choice for
businesses to display in their windows. Neon tends to attract and interest
people, luring them in for a drink, dinner, or even a hair appointment.
Many tanning salons choose to use neon lights as advertising as well.
There are many companies who can make custom
neon signs for merchants. Gone are the days where the selection was
limited to only OPEN or BUDWEISER.
Now, just about every shape under the sun can be created, and any logo
or wording style as well. Neon lights can make us feel welcome and comfortable,
assuring us that whatever time it happens to be the door is open for
all to enter.