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  1. #11
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    what youo want is some HID bulbs dude from Http://www.streetglow.com

    look better than halogens, more white in colour


    i don't see why not ant way :D
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    I've worked at my father's Sign Company for years, and I can say that I'm fairly knowledgable about neon signs. The neon we use in the store is basically indestructable. You can leave a modern neon sign on for days on end, many of our clients leave neon run continuously, and usually the tubes are likely to be broken before they burn out. As for what you have in your case, that is another question.

    There should be some sort of lifespan indication with whatever you buy, but again, this is something you're putting in a computer and I have no idea of the source. Any reputable vendor should give an obvious indication of lifespan with any product they sell.

    Neon does give off a good deal of heat and it's not so much that I'd be worried about your system staying cool, it's more that the neon has to be kept cool. You have to remember what you're dealing with. This is gas in a pressurized tube with an electric current running through it, there is a considerable amount of stress on the tubes. The hotter the tubes run, the shorter amount of time you can expect to keep them in proper running order.:)

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeradul
    ever think about fluorescent tubes? yea they ARE neon lights... Of course only green (i think) tubes actually USE the element 'neon'
    Quote Originally Posted by zeradul
    ever think about fluorescent tubes? yea they ARE neon lights... Of course only green (i think) tubes actually USE the element 'neon'
    Actually, they (neon) all use the same gas. It's the glass tubing that is colored to produce different lighting effects. Flourescent light use a flouride gas, I believe, instead of neon gas.

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    No. I checked, and neon is red. Some of the low rent neon lights are made with glass that is coated on the inside to change the color, but the true good quality neon lights have different chemical elements(gasses) for every different color. Not that many colors are capable of being produced.... a wide range of yellows, greens, reds, oranges, and pinks and purples. If you want a picture of the colors, do some image searches with google.

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