This is a question that comes to us with great frequency. The answer is always the same, depends on the application.
Let's review some of the most frequent applications of the Neon LED:
- illumination / Decoration of facades or interiors: Long stretches are used, with straight lines mostly, that are usually installed in height, not being within the reach of anyone. For these cases where cutting to an exact size is not a requirement, and where the neon led is not within reach, we recommend the version of 8 x 16 mms (width x height) with a tension of 220 was. The main advantage of this version is that it does not require power supply, instead a connector is used that incorporates a voltage rectifier and a plug that goes directly to the mains voltage, 220 was. The disadvantages son, first of all that the crop marks are every one meter, and secondly that the work stress is not safe, considering the risk of the installer and of a person who without knowledge, manipulate the neon led, removing the end cap or connector, being this plugged in.
- Small posters with figures and letters with sharp curves: Small sections are used, with little presence of straight lines, tight curves, They are usually located in the line of sight and require accuracy in the measurement of each section. For this application we recommend the version of 6 x 10 mms (width x height) of 12 was, allowing great flexibility, precision in cutting (cut lines each 2,5 cms), and the security of being able to handle it without being exposed to electrical risk.
- Medium signage / large with letters and / or figures with smooth curves that can be located at a greater distance or height: Although accuracy is needed in the measurement of the sections to accurately form the figures or letters, the curves are not as tight compared to the previous application. For these cases we recommend the version of 8 x 16 mms (width x height) of 12 was, offering a greater light irradiation surface, since the silicone where the light beam is refracted is 2 mms wider than for the version of 6 mms. This version also offers precision cutting (cut lines each 2,5 cms), and the security of being able to handle it without being exposed to electrical risk. The disadvantage compared to the version of 6 mms is the least flexibility.