Traditional neon started something special! The so-called neon signs of today come in various forms and may not even actually be neon. Neon gas gives off orange light while other gases and chemicals give off the other colors we become accustomed to seeing. Think of the Budweiser or Coors ‘neon’ signs. For example, mercury produces blue light, hydrogen – red, carbon dioxide – white, and hydrogen – red.
When were neon signs invented?
Engineer and chemist Georges Claude was the inventor of the neon bulb, first demonstrated publicly in December 1910 at the Paris Motor Show. The theory behind neon sign technology goes back further than that to when Jean Picard observed a faint glow when shaking a mercury barometric tube.
Understandably, people were unaware of the dangers of various gases, and even the glass itself, would have on the ozone, our land, and even our bodies, or the global issues that would be the result from pollution of any kind.
Environmental issues and concerns including global warming, air pollution, waste disposal impact, and ozone layer depletion, just to name a few, have risen over the years. Today, air, land, and water pollution are hot topics around the globe. As good citizens we try to be conscientious and keep the environment in mind when making life choices in our day-to-day, as well as in our business decisions.
When we consider where to buy neon signs we all should want to keep environmental impact in mind by always looking for the next better thing to lessen any negative impact to the world because we love the world we live in.