“Let there be light” is what we at Signs of 2000 like to say. Neon signs are possibly the most well known of all signs, it’s not just a business, it’s an art form. Getting your business name immortalized in neon is like getting your portrait taken.
Requiring both skill and talent, the outcome of Neon is unmistakable. Since we can mold neon into virtually any shape or size, you always get exactly what you ask for!
Neon signs are a great way for businesses to stand out from the competition and attract customers. Neon signs are eye-catching, vibrant, and can be seen from a distance, making them an ideal choice for businesses looking to make a statement. Neon signs are also relatively inexpensive and have a long-lasting nature, making them a great investment for businesses. In this blog section, we’ll discuss the benefits of using neon signs for businesses.
EGL C.L. DESIGNER SERIES
For channel letters and signage requiring super-bright whites and brilliant colors, specify the C.L. Designer series
UP TO 300% BRIGHTER THAN CONVENTIONAL NEON, PLUS GREATER OUTPUT STABILITY AND STAIN RESISTANCE
This newest generation of neon tubing from EGL is an outcome of recent advances in television screen technology that utilizes the brilliant picture quality you enjoy today. Research revealed that rare-earth chemicals incorporated in phosphor coatings emit extremely narrow bandwidths of light (significant because the narrower the bandwidth, the brighter, purer, and more vivid the light emission – the wider the bandwidth, the dimmer and more washed-out.)
Rare-earth phosphors were also found to maintain their purity and high output levels far longer than conventional phosphors, offering superior performance on all counts. EGL has combined the latest in rare-earth phosphor technology with over 70 years of experience in neon tube making to create an entirely new generation of ultra-high performance neon tubing- C.L. Designer series. Available in a range of nine whites and six colors, C.L. Designertubing is the ideal alternative to conventional neon for channel letter applications for major reasons:
– 25 to 300 percent higher output significantly boosts the brilliance and visibility of all rigid and vinyl plastic channel letter fascia colors – including blues and greens that were previously difficult to illuminate. Higher output can also allow the number of tubing runs to be reduced, cutting material and labor costs significantly. – Superior color purity and accuracy enable channel letters to match corporate color schemes with unmatched precision and consistency. – Enhanced color stability and resistance to staining and output depreciation keep channel letters looking brighter and more colorful significantly longer than letters containing conventional neon tubing.
– Super-bright C.L. Designercolor tubing boosts the vividness and intensity of colored plastic fascias far beyond that of conventional white tubing.
– Blending of three rare-earth phosphors to produce each brilliant shade of white creates a range of cool-to-warm variants, allowing fine-tuning of the illuminated plastic fascia colors to match corporate color schemes precisely.
While the outstanding properties of C.L. Designer tubing make it particularly suitable for channel letter applications, it is equally desirable for open neon signage and architectural lighting requiring super-bright whites, brilliant colors, and long-term color accuracy. It processes as easily as conventional phosphor-coated tubing and is available in 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, and 18mm diameters.
C.L. Designer® Selection Guide
|Plastic Color||Rohm & Hass Color #||Cyro Color #||Conventional Color||C.L. Designer®/Rare Earth Color||Advantages of C.L. Designer®/Rare Earth|
|White||7328||015-2||6500 Snowhite||C.L. Designer® 71 or 83||60% Brighter|
|Blue||2114||605-0||6500 Snowhite or E-40 Blue||Horizon Blue||125% Brighter than 6500; 25% brighter than e-40 with enhanced color stability|
|Blue||2050||606-0||6500 Snowhite or E-40 Blue||Horizon Blue||150% Brighter than 65–; 35% brighter and E-40 with enhanced color stability|
|Green||2108||507-0||6500 Snowhite or E-10 Green||Tropic Green||300% Brighter than 6500; 25% brighter than E-10 with enhanced color stability|
|Green||2030||506-0||6500 Snowhite or E-10 Green||Tropic Green||150% Brighter than 6500; Slightly brighter than E-10 green with enhanced color stability|
|Yellow||2037||407-2||3500, 4500 white or 6500 Snowhite||C.L. Designer®28 or 65||90% Brighter|
|Orange||2119||303-0||6500 Snowhite||Coral Pink||300% Brighter than 6500 Snowhite|
|Ivory||2146||047-2||6500 Snowhite||C.L. Designer® 28, 35, or 65||60% Brighter|
|Black/White||3063||1124-1||6500 Snowhite||C.L. Designter® 71 or 83||35% Brighter|
For channel letters and signage requiring super-bright whites and brilliant colors, specify the C.L. Designer® series
UP TO 300% BRIGHTER THAN CONVENTIONAL NEON, PLUS GREATER OUTPUT STABILITY, AND STAIN RESISTANCE
This newest generation of neon tubing from EGL is an outcome of recent advances in television screen technology that utilizes the brilliant picture quality you enjoy today. Research revealed that rare earth chemicals incorporated in phosphor coatings emit extremely narrow bandwidths of light (significant because of the narrower the bandwidth, the brighter, purer, and more vivid the light emission – the wider the bandwidth, the dimmer and more washed-out.)
Rare-Earths available: Horizon Blue, Tropic Green, Coral Pink, Seacrest, Flamingo
Channel letters illuminated with C.L. Designer® tubing (right) produce significantly more light and truer whites than conventional tubing (left) which emits a bluish cast and alters the color of the plastic fascia
Using colored rare-earth tubing behind colored plastic fascias produces signage that is not only brighter but more vivid and pure than signage illuminated with conventional white tubing. Compare identical blue plastic fascia colors illuminated by conventional white tubing (left) and EGL’s Horizon Blue (right).
C.L. Designer® tubing (right) is so bright, single runs can often be used instead of double runs of conventional white tubing (left), saving material and labor costs while eliminating the bluish cast of conventional white tubing
Identical green plastic fascias illuminated by EGL’s rare-earth Tropic Green neon tubing (right) are significantly brighter and more vivid than fascias illuminated by conventional white tubing (left).
EGL Neon Color Chart
EGL C.L. Designer® White Colors
C.L. Designer® 83 – Cool Rare-Earth White, Ideal for Channel Letters
C.L. Designer® 45 – Rare-Earth White, Ideal for Channel Letters
C.L. Designer® 30 – Rare-Earth White, Ideal for Channel Letters
C.L. Designer® 71 – Cool Rare-Earth White, Ideal for Channel Letters
C.L. Designer® 41 – Rare-Earth White, Ideal for Channel Letters
C.L. Designer® 28 – Soft Warm Tone with Excellent Rendition
C.L. Designer® 65 – Rare-Earth White, Ideal for Channel Letters
C.L. Designer® 35 – Rare-Earth, Close to the Color of Halogen Lighting
C.L. Designer® 24 – Warm Incandescent Tone
EGL Accuwall Colors
Coated Emerald Green/Ar – Vibrant Concentrated Rich Green
Coated Bromo Blue/Ar – Intense Concentrated Blue
Tangerine/Ar – Vibrant Reddish Orange
S-81 Noviol Gold – Medium Yellow
Apple Green/Ar – Vibrant Candy Apple Green
Coated Ruby Red/Ar – True Deep Intense Red
P-73 Noviol Gold/Ar – True Gold
E-50 Noviol Gold – Bright Yellow
Coated Aquamarine – Fully Saturated Rich Aqua
Coated Orange/Ar – Poweful Deep Orange Intense Color
E-60 Casino Gold – Bright Rich Gold
Bromo Purple – Deep Rich Purple
8300 Brite White
Tropic Green – Rare Earth
Clear Brite Yellow II – Double Coat
E-3000 Warm White
Seacrest – Rare Earth
HP Neo Blue – Double Coat
Tropic Yellow II
VP Green II – Double Coat
Horizon Blue – Rare Earth
New Clear Gold – Double Coat
E-10 Green/Ne – Amber
*Color accuracy is subject to the limitations of your computer monitor.
Always use pumped samples for accurate color matches.