Benefits of Faux Neon Signs for Colorado Businesses

7Eleven Neon Sign

From specialized fonts to large glowing images, neon signs have been driving business and enriching city landscapes for many decades. That being said, for Colorado businesses, neon signs have also suffered under the pressure of our extreme weather conditions. Fortunately, modern-day technology has given us a solution for delicate neon signs: Faux Neon Signs!

Neon signs

There’s no sign that is more classic than a neon sign. Neon signs are versatile, colorful and provide unlimited creative solutions to bring out your brand personality and attract attention. However, for a neon sign to live outdoors and serve as exterior signage, the delicate glass tubes have to be completely encased or mounted inside the windows not to succumb to hail and extreme temperatures. These limitations have been frustrating signmakers and business owners for years. 

Faux Neon Signs
Would you have guessed this sign for Illegal Pete’s was faux neon if we hadn’t told you?

Faux neon signs do not have those same limitations. With faux neon, business owners carry the visual effect of neon signs without the worry of broken glass and constant sign repair and maintenance. 

But, what exactly is a faux neon sign? In short, it has versatility, functionality, performance, and tell-tale bright, bold colors, without the delicate glass tubes and the gas that create the neon colors. Instead, faux neon is LED lighting and custom-formed acrylic tubes that mimic the style of classic neon signs. 

Benefits of Faux Neon Signs

Besides being made from a studier material, there are benefits that any business owner should find attractive. 

  1. Visibility – They have a cleaner and crisper appearance, shine a bit brighter, and are more visible in the daytime and nighttime. 
  2. Energy-saving – Cost is always a factor with any sign design. LED signs require less energy, less power, and fewer electrical supplies.
  3. Reduced service – LED has a long life span and is more resistant to weather and damage.
  4. Availability – Neon bending is an art. Additionally, materials are becoming limited in supply and colors.

If you want the classic look of a neon sign, but not the maintenance and the energy requirements, contact our team today about faux neon signs.

BSC SIGNS is an award-winning full-service licensed sign contractor and custom fabricator based in Broomfield, Colorado. We design, build, and install signage for businesses and organizations in Denver Metro, Boulder, Colorado Springs, and throughout Colorado and southern Wyoming. 

World-Class Custom Neon Signs in Colorado

neon channel letters in Colorado

24/7 Visibility with Premium Neon Signs

When a custom neon sign is made by real professionals using high-end technology, it is one of the most attractive signage solutions you can implement to captivate your potential customer’s attention, thanks to its vividness. To get the most out of your neon sign, you need to hire a well-known sign company that has the right equipment and staff to get the job done. BSC Signs is on the cutting edge and pushing the limits of neon sign design, and our skilled craftsmen have the experience to conceptualize, build, and install the most amazing neon signs in Colorado.

With custom made neon signs, your imagination is the limit, and your signage will be visible seven days a week, 24 hours a day. We can incorporate neon to many different types of signs, including Channel Letters, Monuments, Blade Signs, and Cabinets.

Neon sign created by BSC Signs

What is Neon and How Does It Work  

Neon is a glass tube filled with an inert gas that illuminates when electricity passes through it. Two gases are commonly used: neon, which lights up with a fiery red, and argon, which shines with a bright blue color. Because the glass tube is clear, the characteristic colors emitted by the gas can be seen from the exterior.

For additional hues, fluorescent powders can be painted -or baked- on the inside walls of the glass tube. This way, the light can be transformed into multiple colors such as orange, pink, turquoise, blue, and green; and if the mixture of elements is rearranged, even more subtle differences are possible. As an example, white light can have different color temperatures, ranging from warm to cool.

Types of Neon Signs

We use neon in sign designs in a variety of ways. Our project gallery has many examples of neon signs that we’ve created at BSC Signs.

Exposed neon can be placed within 3D channel letters. It gives a vivid glow to the sign. Here’s an example of exposed neon that adds a nice punch to a monument sign.

An example of exposed neon

Blade signs project from buildings, and can benefit from the use of neon. Sometimes only a neon accent or outline is added, but there’s nothing quite like a full on custom neon sign!

Bad Daddy's Burger Bar
Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar – Aurora, Colorado

Here’s a neon element that is part of a larger sign. The yellow symbol at the left uses exposed neon to give a unique accent to the sign.

Neon or LED channel letters
Neon accent for a brewing company sign

We design neon signs to be highly visible during the day as well. While neon stands out with that magical glow at night, neon signs must be equally effective during daylight hours.

Neon signs
Custom neon signage for a Denver restaurant

Contact Us Today to Be Seen with Class and Style

BSC Signs has been designed and installed custom neon signs for Colorado companies for years. Neon has seen a huge resurgence in recent years, and has become popular once again.

Bova’s Frozen Custard – Boulder, Colorado

Contact us so we can start working on your custom neon signage project, or browse our website to learn more about the different signage products that we offer, and request a free quote so that we can schedule an appointment and help your business shine with one-of-a-kind signs in Colorado.