Silicone LED Neon Flex is a relatively new technology that offers many advantages over traditional neon flex. Although it can be relatively expensive, it has better durability and has higher light intensity than traditional neon materials.
With the right tools, you can create your DIY neon sign with Silicone LED Neon Flex. But the key to success is choosing the right type of liner for this type of material. You can check out Neon Mama for the different types of products to choose from.
Lights are Different
Different types of lights have different intensities and color temperatures. The most commonly used are the red, blue, and white LED lights. To create custom neon signs, you need to be sure that the color temperature is similar to that of the neon material you’re using. To tell whether they are the same or not, measure the color of your old signs with some color reference.
Note: Brightness and color temperature are not the same thing. For example, an LED light with 3000K brightness may look like a C.E.R. white neon material, whereas a C.E.R. red neon material needs 5000K intensity to match the brightness of that LED light.
Another critical point is the amount of light emitted by the LEDs. In some cases, you can use one LED light to create your custom signs. If you would like to have more vibrant colors and neon effects, it’s recommended to place several types of lights in your project. You can experiment with different combinations until you find the one that fits you best.
Silicone LED Neon Flex is very flexible, so if you want a custom sign with curves, this material is perfect for you. In general, this type of LED flex is not commonly used for circles or straight lines.
In addition, installing Silicone LED Neon Flex on frames is one of its greatest advantages. This kind of material is thin, so you can easily cover the frame with neon parts and write your message. It can also hide the wiring in the frame.
Overall, Silicone LED Neon Flex can help you to create your custom neon signs. But before doing this, be sure that the color temperature of the light suits your material and that you have enough light to make it work.
LED Neon Flex Commercial Kits
The LED Neon Flex commercial kits come in 6 colors and have an intensity of 3000K. This is a professional-quality material that will surely improve the appearance of your product. In addition to being very bright, it’s also energy-efficient and reliable. This makes it ideal for creating signs of all kinds.
We strongly advise against using polarity inverters for LED products since they can significantly affect the lifespan of your LEDs. The voltage difference between the power supply and the LED can cause current overloading, which will lead to burned LEDs.
Use of PVC
PVC is a widely used material for many applications and is often chosen over silicone for custom signage due to its versatility. It’s soft, flexible plastic and comes in different thicknesses from 2mm up to 12mm; the thicker the PVC, the thicker the resulting letters. The thinnest PVC we sell is 2mm, making it ideal for smaller letters that can be backlit or neon effect with an LED strip or spotlight.
Only a small amount of PVC is required to produce a sign, which means it’s pretty economical to create. Additionally, PVC neon flex is easy to cut using standard vinyl cutter equipment, making it an excellent choice for beginners.
During any redesign, it’s important to factor in safety concerns. Neon lighting can be a hazardous fixture, so if you’re working on a commercial or industrial project, choosing the proper LED flex and wiring is crucial.
For both PVC and silicone products, here’s what you need to know about choosing the right type of neon flex:
PVC Neon Flex: It has a rigid structure that allows it to withstand damage from everyday use. It’s also flame retardant and resistant to temperature extremes. There is a limited lifespan of about 20 years before its aging process will cause it to become brittle, at which point you can replace it.
Silicone LED Neon Flex: This product has the same cooling capabilities as PVC, but there are some differences in the electrical features. It has a longer lifespan of 30-50 years and is not flame retardant, so you’ll want to use silicone flex only in areas where no contact with fire is possible.