Can it save your life? It could give you a warning about a life-threating situation to avoid, Yes, it had done that for many persons because it makes a bigger visual impact on you than a painted sign does. Most of the population doesn’t give that use much thought. Your first thought would probably be that neon doesn’t benefit you personally. Your contact with neon, like that of most people, is neon signs that seem to be almost everywhere. If you’re like most people, neon signs may be the only use of neon that comes to your mind. You’re walking past a store and you see an “OPEN” sign in that tells you that it is open and ready for business. That’s the neon usage you and millions of others know and understand. Almost everyone takes neon signs for granted-a part if life, and we all know what their purpose is. Their aim is to induce a quick decision from the prospective buyer.
Whether they flash, use animation, display a brand-name logo, or perform a popular service by letting you know that the store sells lottery tickets they serve a useful function. They are a convenience that people have come to depend upon. The save time and money for busy shoppers and provide income for businessmen. However, in highly-competitive areas such as shopping districts, and areas that abound with businesses they are undoubtedly a way of making income and surviving. That’s why use of the sign the neon sign as an adverting method rapidly gained worldwide popularity. They produced beneficial results in any language. Just think, without neon signs the world would be a much darker place and businesses would be a lot less profitable. However, the chances of anything like that ever happening are just about nil.
What makes neon perform so well that it can handle advertising chores so efficiently and so profitably? What allows it to undertake all those little-known tasks that it handles so well? The main reason is that neon is s first-rate conductor of electricity. Moreover, it has the amazing ability to give of a light that can be seen at great distances. Neon is frequently used in airplane beacons, a use that is probably unknown to most people. In fact, some pilots have reported seeing neon beacons 29 miles away when it was impossible ti see other kinds of lights. Neon signs are even visible through the fog. Its use as airplane beacons benefits millions of air travelers.
Neon doesn’t come cheap. Pure neon costs $33. per 100 grams. Something so expensive has to be worth this huge price. Other uses were found for neon. It is used in vacuum tubes, television tubes, high-voltage indicators, lighting arrestors (whose function it is to protect electrical equipment from damages by
lightning or some other electrical source by diverting the electricity to the ground). and water meter tubes. Now here we begin to see that neon serves much higher purposes than just helping businessmen to make sales. Through these another uses its benefits are made available to millions all over the world. But neon is not through yet. Liquefied neon is used as a cryogenic refrigerant in certain cases, when the use of the more expensive liquid helium is to be avoided.When used with an Ion Engine ionized neon can serve as a propellant in space. A little-known possibility for the use of neon is as a chemical weapon, but this may not be likely because it is highly toxic.
But wait, let’s not forget what is a more widely-known use of neon, the gas laser. This is made by combining neon with helium. Gas lasers are used in the medical profession in eye surgery to remove cataracts. Indeed, even if lasers can’t save lives they can save your eyesight and that’s no small accomplishment.
Over the years neon has come into its own through a growing usage of neon lighting in various forms to enhance and brighten home decor. Neon wall clocks can be found in many of today’s homes, Neon clocks came into existence in the 1930’s. They were the creation of the Electric Neon Clock based in Cleveland, Ohio. These clocks were originally called Aztec neon wall clocks and were widely used in bars, shops, and offices. They were produced in many different types and colors and were extremely popular.
Neon has amassed quite a list of accomplishments for itself. That’s not bad for an element that is rare on Earth, but on the other hand is the fifth most plentiful gas in the universe. The public at large really doesn’t have any idea about whether they can do without neon because most people are not aware of all of neon’s contributions to all of our lives. Think about living without some of the benefits of neon that have been discussed and see what your thoughts may be about that issue. Oh! by the way, no neon, no TV.