Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Work Closely with Tulsa Sign Companies to Get Your LED Signage Right

The issue about LED brightness can be addressed through a combination of collimation (i.e. light rays are produced so that they run parallel to, rather than intersect, each other) and light filters. A brand-new LED design that incorporates these two elements is currently being tested in Taiwan and Mexico, according to The Optical Society. Alternatively, LED sign companies in Tulsa, OK, can tinker with their signs’ phosphor efficiency (which is directly related to brightness, although it mainly applies to white LEDs) and light extraction efficiency (which determines if the LED is more suitable for utility or cosmetic purposes). Through this, as well as their clients’ insights, sign companies can be counted on to produce attention-grabbing LED signs that can boost business in much the way online marketing does.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Liquid Fire: the History behind the Neon that Lights up Tulsa Signs

Working on the principles left behind by his predecessors, French inventor Georges Claude was finally able to create the first true neon light in 1910. His invention was essentially the first neon sign in history, which was introduced at the Paris Expo in December of the same year. It was a device that consisted of two 38-foot long tubes, which illuminated a wide area with its bright light. This characteristic of neon lighting later inspired the term “liquid fire.”

Two years later, Claude was already selling his invention to patrons; the first one being a sign sold to a Parisian barber shop owner. By 1915, Claude’s invention reached American shores with Earle C. Anthony purchasing the lighting novelty for his Packard automobile dealership. Since then, neon signs have been illuminating the advertising landscape with their flashing images and signs in Tulsa, OK, as well as in other metropolitan cities all over the world.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

True Nostalgia from Tulsa Sign Makers: L.A.’s Classic Neon Sign Glory

Before local Tulsa sign companies like Crown Neon Signs (as well as others all throughout the nation) became the trend for advertising signage, numerous American cities have been illuminated by neon signs dating as far back as the Roaring Twenties.  Major cities come into full play when neon signs pop into mind—Las Vegas, New York, Atlantic City—but there’s one city that deserves to be in the conversation.
Writing about her experiences in BBC Travel, journalist Bridget Gleeson said that she’s grateful that “an electric glow still illuminates countless vintage landmarks in Los Angeles’ urban landscape—from decorative antique theaters and old-fashioned apartment buildings to traditional mom-and-pop delicatessens and gloriously seedy cocktail bars;” much of which she attributes to a group of individuals aiming to preserve the city’s bright neon history.