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Why Are Neon Signs So Expensive?

How much are LED neon signs, and why are they more affordable than traditional neon? We explain what makes up the cost of a Radikal Neon sign, and teach you how to request a sign that best fits your budget.

First, ourLED neon signs are around 1/3 the cost of a traditional neon sign.

This is because we use LED Flex Neon as opposed to the traditional method of gas and glass. Neon sign costs have everything to do with how they’re made. While all of our LED signs are still handmade with love, the traditional production method of blowing glass and filling that glass with gas is not how we do it.

Much of the high cost of traditional neon signs is a result of how rare they are now. That process is a mastered art known by few and done professionally by even fewer — so when there’s only a handful of people able to make neon signs through that complicated process, the price is naturally high. Not to mention that neon glass is not a cheap material!

Our production team cut and bend lengths of specially developed LED Flex Neon we named the Rad Super Mini LED and adhere it to perspex backing plates. This helps the design keep its shape. This process is much more straightforward (and a whole lot safer) than using neon gas and glass.

a traditional neon sign being bent

A traditional neon sign being bent, an expensive and complex art.

a warm yellow neon sign that says ‘A hearts C’ on a desk

A Radikal LED Neon Sign produced using LED Neon.

How much are our neon signs?

Multiple cost components in creation and production determine how much a neon sign costs, so understanding them is handy to getting the best from your budget.

There are three main factors that drive up the price of our neon signs:

  1. The length of LED Neon required to create your sign.
  2. The complexity of your sign. For example: tight bends, or large scale signs that require 2 technicians at one time.
  3. The labor hours required to actually design and make your custom masterpiece come to life exactly as you imagined.

When thinking about what you’d like made, consider these 3 factors and compare them to your budget. If you’re not sure how much your ideal neon signs are, you can always ask us to provide a price or clarify anything — all of our quotes are free. Hit the button below to grab a quote of any shape or size!

We believe that neon sign costs shouldn’t get in the way of a rad time. As a business, Radikal Neon is hugely focused not only on quick turnarounds and tight deadlines, but also the quality of work we produce. At the end of the day, how much quality we can pour into your neon sign is our main priority, so that you, the customer, have a long-lasting product that looks impeccable.

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