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Here’s Why Neon Signs Are Making a Comeback

In the business world, the need to stand out and be visible from afar has led to an innovation and display of creativity that has resulted in distinguished advertisements, billboards, logos, and signs.

From conveying messages to passing motorists to promoting business, signs play an important role in our lives. They play a solid role in the foundations of any business, and they need to make a statement.

One such statement has been the vintage and classical presence of neon signs.

Immortalized by Hollywood’s depiction of night-time Las Vegas, neon signs have been adopted by countless storefronts, from casinos to taco trucks. Author Tom Wolfe once wrote that Las Vegas is “the only town in the world whose skyline is made up neither of buildings, like New York, nor of trees, like Wilbraham, Mass., but signs.”

Visible, vibrant, and lively – the offer a unique way to notify customers of your presence in the night time.

Channel Letter Sign - Bombay Bar & Grill

Why Neon Signs Became Less Popular

Neon captured the world’s attention in the 1980’s but fell off the popularity charts in the 2000’s. The once-appealing glaring light of neon signs became a sight too common.

Soon, cheaper alternatives started coming around, like LED lighted signs. While neon signs were hard to replace because of the custom-made nature of the tube, changing an LED only required a change of ready-made bulb.

LEDs consume less energy, they cost less money and offered more variations. Businesses took no time switching allegiances to these types of signs.

This caused a decline in the demand for neon signs, as well as, the replacement of neon signs from major commercial hubs.

The Resurgence Of Neon Signs

As with neon signs, LED’s are also facing the paradox of prevalence. In a sea of LED signs a well-designed neon signs standout.

The craft and handmade aspect of the signs bring a certain aesthetic with them that helps brands distinguish themselves. The bright electrifying (literally) light of the sign acts as a magnet in the bustling nightlife that indulges the commercial streets of cities.

A reminder of old times, New Yorkers have campaigned for a neon sign not to be replaced in an unprecedented act of nostalgia.

Neon signs require special expertise, something we at Dave Signs are extremely capable of providing. Give us a call at (805) 641-1387, or reach out to us online and our team of experts will guide you through the process. We provide high-quality neon signs tailored to meet your demands.

Dave’s Signs Blog

This is a blog about signs. We highlight the different types of signs: signs we’ve created for our customers, history of sign design and today’s cutting edge sign technologies. Ask a question about signs, and you’ll likely find the answer here.

Case Studies

Spencer Makenzies Neon Sign

Here we go into detail on some of the custom signs we’ve done. Including Spencer Makenzie’s Neon Sign, Topper’s Pizza Neon Signs in the Oxnard Harbor, and The Historic Ventura Pole Sign. Check back with us. We’ll have more case studies of signs posted in the near future.

Custom Signs Near You

Saloon BBQ Custom Sign

We’ve designed, fabricated, installed and serviced signs all over southern California. Here are some highlighted areas near you including Ventura, Oxnard and Santa Barbara. Check back soon for more updates.

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We Make Beautiful Neon Signs in Our On-Site Facility

Dave’s Signs has perfected the art of neon signs. We can handle all sizes of neon signage, from the small intricate signs to the eye-catching, large neon signs. Ask us for a personalized quote or contact us for any questions you may have about neon signage.

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Dave’s Signs Makes Custom Office Signs

Whether you need a lobby sign, directional signage or ADA signs, Dave’s Signs can help you with all your office sign needs. We can use your logo and create a beautiful, distinctive sign for your office. We can also create custom building directory signs, suite signs, and directional signs to give the building a unique unified theme. Call us today to help you with all your office sign needs.

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