Thorough Comparison Neon lights and LED Neon Lights

Neon lights are a type of gas-discharge lamp that uses neon gas to produce a bright, glowing light. They were widely used for outdoor advertising thanks to their attractive colors and glowing effects.

 LED neon lights, on the other hand, are the modern type of lighting that uses LED (light-emitting diode) technology to produce a similar effect to traditional neon lights. LED neon lights are often more energy efficient, longer lasting, and more flexible than traditional neon lights, making them a popular alternative.

Power consumption

The power consumption of neon lights can vary depending on the size and type of neon light. However, in general, neon lights are not as energy efficient as LED neon signs. For example, a small neon light might consume around 15 watts, while a larger neon light could consume as much as 50 watts or even more. 

In comparison, LED lights are typically much more energy efficient and can consume significantly less power. For example, an LED light that produces the same amount of light as a neon light might only consume a few watts of power.


Traditional gas neon is not very versatile, as they require a specific type of gas and a high voltage power supply to operate. Made from glass, they are also fragile and can break easily if handled improperly. 

LED Neon Lights

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However, LED neon lights are much more versatile, as they can be cut and shaped into almost any form, making them suitable for a wide variety of applications. They can withstand being bent and flexed, making them less prone to breakage. In addition, LED neon lights are available in a wide range of colors and brightness levels can be dimmed or controlled using a variety of methods, making them very versatile in terms of lighting design.

LED Neon Lights

Hello gorgeous LED neon sign in warm white

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Banana LED neon sign shining bright in the corner

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Currently, there are 3 easy ways to hang neon lights, including mounting pins, hanging kit and 3M Command strips

Mounting pins

LED Neon Lights

Mounting kit will be provided free-of-charge along with the neon sign. If you want to hang it somewhere for a long time and still look stylish, consider using mounting pins to affix the sign to the wall. This method allows the sign to stay on for a long time, but it may leave a slight damage on the wall. However, this can be fixed with simple steps, giving you your nice-looking wall back. Just use a putty knife, spackle or joint compound, and voila, spotless!

Hanging kit

LED Neon Lights

If the spot you intend to hang the sign doesn’t have a wall, or any hard surface you can affix this to, use a hanging kit. This still looks as stylish as using the mounting pins, and lights up aesthetically. Glowing neon light floating in the air is refreshingly gorgeous too. Our customers often use this method to hang the sign on the entrance to welcome customers to their business, or on the circle wedding arch to brighten up their name, or give special glow to their love story. 

LED Neon Lights

Til death do us part LED neon sign hung loosely in open-air using hanging kit

3M Command strips

LED Neon Lights

If you want the easy hassle-free way to  hang the sign somewhere for a short amount of time, use command strips. This way, the sign can be easily taken down, and moved to other spots for decor without leaving much damage, like holes, or cracks on the wall. Plus, this installation will give the sign a neat, seamless look.

Open the package of 3M Command Strips, and take out just what you need. Cut the strips into thinner pieces, and stick this along  the LED Neon Strips. After you’ve completed this step, fix the sign to where you want to hang. 

Lots of people make the mistake of using the command strips without cutting them into thinner pieces and aligned them along the LED Neon strips, which caused the command strips to show later. Of course you don’t want this in the final look as it appears tacky 

All in all, you should base on the spot to decide which hanging styles you should go for. Each method will give you a different look, so make the right decision!


Traditional gas neon signs are not eco-friendly. Neon signs are made by filling a glass tube with a small amount of neon gas and a small amount of other gases, such as argon or mercury. When an electric current is applied to the gas, it causes the gas to emit a bright light. The production of neon signs requires the use of fossil fuels, and the signs themselves can be energy-intensive to operate. Additionally, the disposal of neon signs can be a concern, as they contain mercury and other hazardous substances that may be harmful to the environment if not disposed of properly.

LED neon lights, however, are more eco-friendly. For example, LED neon lights use light-emitting diodes instead of gas to produce light, which is more energy-efficient and has a longer lifespan than traditional gas neon. They also do not contain hazardous substances, which makes them easier to dispose of in an environmentally friendly way. If you are interested in using neon lighting in your wedding or event, you may want to consider using neon lights as a more eco-friendly alternative to traditional gas neon.


Gas neon can be quite durable, but they are more prone to breakage and damage than LED neon signs because the glass tubes can be fragile and can break if they are subjected to impacts or other types of physical abuse. In addition, the neon bulbs used in traditional neon signs are less energy efficient and have a shorter lifespan than LED lights, so they may need to be replaced more frequently.

LED neon signs, on the other hand, are generally more durable than traditional neon signs because they are made with flexible, waterproof silicone tubing that is more resistant to breaking and damage. In addition, the LED lights used in these signs are more energy efficient and have a longer lifespan than traditional neon bulbs, so they may need to be replaced less frequently. However, as with any electronic device, LED neon signs can still be damaged if they are subjected to extreme temperatures, impacts, or other types of physical abuse. It is always a good idea to handle them carefully and to follow the manufacturer's instructions for use and maintenance to ensure their long-term durability.

Light changes

Traditional gas neon lights cannot change color on their own, while LED neon lights are designed to change color or brightness in a number of different ways. They can change color slowly and smoothly over time, creating a "fading" effect, and change color quickly and dramatically, creating a "flashing" effect. 

Our remote control, and dimmer allows users to easily change the color and intensity of the lights to suit their preferences or to match a particular theme or mood. LED neon lights also also have dynamic modes, such as "party mode," which automatically cycles through a range of different colors and patterns.


It’s more difficult to maintain a traditional neon sign. Turning on neon lights for extended periods can decrease its lifespan. Putting it under direct sunlight can result in damage over time, therefore, gas neon is not a sustainable option for outdoor advertising. 

LED Neon Lights

Gas neon sign placed outdoor as store logo

Sometimes, the surge in the electricity output can damage the gas tubes of a traditional neon sign. Use a soft, dry cloth or a gentle cleaning solution to clean the tubes or modules and electrodes regularly to remove any dust or debris that may have accumulated on them. If the light is being used outdoors, it is important to protect it from the elements by installing it in a weather-resistant fixture or enclosure.

LED Neon Lights

Large open LED neon sign put on storefront to attract customers

This problem is not so prevalent in neon LED signs. You can place it outside and use a suitable quality adapter that will mitigate most of these problems. They’re pretty low-maintenance, which means you only have to clean it with a dusting wand and a towel periodically. LED signs have a longer lifespan than traditional gas versions, and require little maintenance, so they’re definitely a win over the traditional version. 

Design accuracy

Neon lights are a type of gas discharge tube that produces light when an electric current is passed through it. They are made of glass tubes that are bent into various shapes and sizes, and filled with a gas mixture, usually neon or argon. However, since the tubes are made of glass, they cannot be bent into complicated, intricate shapes. And the glass tubes will end up looking uneven, and inconsistent. 

LED Neon Lights

Don’t fuck it up gas neon sign 

LED neon lights, on the other hand, are a newer type of lighting technology that uses light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to produce light. They are made of thin flexible plastic or rubber tubes, which make tight bends, and intricate shapes possible. Therefore, LED neon lights are available in a variety of colors and can be shaped into any forms you can ever think of. 

LED Neon Lights

Take it easy LED neon sign 

LED Neon Lights

Take a selfie LED neon sign