Dark Skies and Neon Signs
The sparkle and glitter of neon signs. (Photo Credits)
In any place you go, neon signs lends vibrance, and a happy and dynamic sight especially during nighttime. Electrical Association
In the United States, neon lights are synonymous to the Times Square in New York, where everything is happy, lively, and nice. But will the lights soon go off? Business Insider clued us in.
“Taking down the signs would not only harm the tourism industry but would also hurt the building owners. One Times Square, the mostly vacant 25-story building where the Times Square ball drops on New Year’s Eve, generates more than $23 million a year in advertising revenue, according to The Wall Street Journal. Billboards adorning the building advertise products from Anheuser-Busch, Dunkin’ Donuts, Sony, Toshiba, and others. About 50 million people pass through the “crossroads of the world” each year, according to Travel & Leisure magazine.”
Check out the rest of the article here.
Lights out in Hong Kong
The Creators’ Project meanwhile shared its sentiment on the removal of neon signs in Hong Kong. Electrician
“The stock image of Hong Kong is populated with neon signs; like the neo-noir dystopian landscape of Blade Runner, the city’s layers are made up of glowing symbols and architecture. It’s sad then, to see these signs—a sight that has greeted locals and tourists for the better part of the century—on the brink of extinction as the government has deemed them “illegal” slated them for systematic removal from the streets.”
Look at the photos and read the rest of the report here.
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If you would like to make your own mini-neon signs then check out this blog post from A Practical Wedding. “After seeing cheeky neon signs pop up in workspaces and at conferences, I kept eagerly waiting for them to make an appearance at real life weddings (because that’s usually how these things go) until I realized something: neon signs are expensive. Like, can’t even buy on Craigslist expensive. I know, because I’ve tried. So earlier this year, I made it my personal mission to see if I could figure out a way to… fake a neon sign. Preferably one that doesn’t require a degree in electrical engineering. And a few weeks ago, I found it: a magical little tool called EL wire.”
Check out the step-by-step procedure here.
So do you love looking at neon lights?