Perhaps one of the most detailed pieces in our Neon Art collection, Real Love combines old and new. Designed and hand made by Tony Spink, the idea behind this piece was born from Tony's days as an apprentice in a London sign company, where he loved seeing old signs coming in for refurbishment, and seeing old bits of paint on them. Real Love is a mixture of parts of an old metal sign, combined with neon lettering. There is real history in this neon.
Material: MDF backing with parts of old metal sign screwed on. Clear acrylic to protect from the cut metal; Colour: Various; Size: 1400mm x 900mm.
Real glass neon is more elegant looking than its LED alternatives, as real neon offers 360 degree light around the tube.
Neon signs contain either neon gas, or a combination of neon and argon gas, both which are harmless inert gases that our found in the air that we breathe.
Neon signs are not expensive to run. A typical size of neon sign that would be used in a home or business for decorative or branding purposes, will cost £60 or less per year to run, which is approx 16p per day.
Neon signs do not get hot and are completely safe to use in both businesses and homes.
Neon signs are fully recyclable, unlike their LED alternatives which end up in landfill.
You may have come across the term ‘LED neon sign’, but there is actually no such thing – it is either a neon sign (as described above) or an LED sign, which is made from plastic / silicone and LED lights. If it doesn’t contain gas in the sign, then it isn’t a neon sign!