Neon signs: how to install
Neon signs are typically produced by creating bent glass tubes that have been fabricated to form letters, words, or design elements. The tubes are then mounted on a flat or sturdy backrest. These posters can come in a wide variety of sizes, colors, and types. We will discuss more about how to handle these signs and how to install them.
First of all, be aware that neon signs require a power source. The formed glass tubes are filled with a gas such as neon and then sealed. They provide a colorful glow when the gas in the tubes is electrified. To do so, a power source is required. For most of these signs, this means conventional electrical power.
To properly display a neon sign, you must place it reasonably close to an electrical outlet. Signs typically include a power cord that is part of the electrification circuit. The power cord must be plugged into a conventional electrical outlet.
When mounting the neon sign, place it reasonably close to an electrical outlet so that you don’t have to run a power cord a long distance. Note that you may not want the power cord to show, and you definitely do not want it to be a tripping hazard to others approaching the sign.
In any case, it is important to place the sign in an area where the power cord can be very close to the outlet where the cord can hang discreetly and safely. Depending on where you intend to mount the sign, you may need to relocate an outlet or at least provide an extension cord to an outlet near the sign.
The next important thing to think about is mounting the sign. Since it is an electrical device and is made up of glass tubes, you want to mount the sign in such a way that it stays very secure in the area where you put it. In other words, you don’t want to risk the sign falling over and potentially breaking glass tubes or damaging electrical components.
Many businesses like to mount their neon signs on their front windows. If it does, make sure it can be securely mounted on some kind of window frame or hung from the window frame. Avoid leaning the sign against a ledge, as this may not provide a safe or adequate mounting surface.
Most neon signs can be easily installed by yourself. However, depending on the application, you may want to consult with an experienced electrical contractor who has previously installed and mounted neon signs. They are usually the best qualified to know where to install the lights and how to install them safely.