As explained in the video, neon signs are a popular and eye-catching way to attract customers to restaurants. They are colorful, bright, and nostalgic. However, there’s a lot more that goes into making neon signs than meets the eye.
Firstly, creating neon signage requires special equipment and materials. Neon is a gas that is used to create the glowing effect in the signs. It is contained in glass tubes that are shaped to form the desired design. The tubes are then filled with a small amount of neon gas and other gases such as argon and helium. The gas is then electrified, causing it to glow.
Next, the glass tubes are carefully bent and shaped to form the design. This requires a high level of skill and precision, as any mistake can ruin the entire sign. The tubes are then filled with the appropriate gas mixture and sealed.
Once the tubes have been shaped and filled, they are then mounted on a backing board, which can be made of a variety of materials such as metal or acrylic. The wiring is then connected to the tubes, and the sign is tested to ensure that it is working properly.
Finally, the sign is packaged and shipped to the restaurant. Neon signage is fragile, so they must be packaged with care to ensure that they arrive at their destination in one piece.