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Why are Neon Signs So Expensive?

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Neon signs are a popular method of enhancing the interior design of your business or promoting your brand from the exterior. You can see these in offices, retail stores, restaurants, and more.

Businesses use these to make their commercial space appear more inviting and interesting. With the retro look of neon signs, your business can give a more friendly vibe to attract more business and create a visual impact that lasts.

Compared to other signage options, neon signs are actually very affordable. They are the 5th most abundant chemical in the world and this allows them to be continuously produced.

Cost of neon signs

However, when compared to alternatives like LED lighting, neon signs can be more expensive. Many stores sell both traditional signs and LED signs that look like neon signs.

One disadvantage of cheaper LED alternatives is the extra labor required and continuous upkeep costs. For an LED option, you have to pay for the lighting, the acrylic casing, cleaning it, and more. You’ll also have to worry more about light leaking from the sign and finding measures to prevent this.

What factors alter the cost of a neon sign?

The cost to create neon signs depends on several factors.

#1. The design

More complicated designs that include unique shapes, colors, and other creative elements will take longer to create. As a result, they will require more labor and will cost more to purchase.

Alternatively, choosing a simpler design that is easier to create or a pre-made design will make it much cheaper to create.

Additionally, if you don’t already have a design in mind, a professional designer will be required and this will also increase the total cost.

#2. Size of the sign

The larger the sign, the more difficult it is to create. For example, smaller signs hanging outside your store will be much cheaper than large neon signs you may see on top of commercial buildings.

Depending on where you plan to place your sign, the recommended size will also change.

#3. Additional features

If your signage requires additional features such as waterproofing, backlighting, or halo lighting, it’ll take longer to create and require more materials. This leads to quickly increasing costs.

Determine where you plan to use your sign and choose the best option for your needs.

Affordable neon signs

At Little Pineapple Neon, we offer affordable neon signs. We use modern LED technology to make it cheaper, safer, and more reliable.

Our LED neon signs can be dimmed, easily changed, and don’t burn out as easily.

We have a wide range of ready-designed signs that are much cheaper than custom-designed alternatives. Have a look at our existing collection of neon signs.

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