Thursday, March 7, 2019

Neon Sign Basics from PartsForSigns.com | Part 2

In our last post, we took a brief peek at neon light history, our company’s capabilities along with our quality products and customer service.  The next logical question is, “how much does it cost to repair a neon sign?” The cost to repair a neon sign can vary. And while we can’t give you a specific price here, we can shed light on the process. If you call a local sign company or electrician, much of the cost will be labor. If you have qualified staff or know of qualified people, the cost to repair a sign can be significantly less.

Whoever repairs the sign, as the end user you have a place to purchase the brand-name parts needed for the repair. PartsForSigns.com provides easy access to top-quality products, including neon transformers and accessories, fluorescent ballasts, fluorescent sockets, LED strip lighting and power supplies for channel letter lighting, and other miscellaneous sign parts.

We also get this question, “Why should I purchase neon sign replacement parts from PartsForSigns.com?” Without a doubt, it’s because of our fast shipping, competitive pricing, easy ordering, and solid customer service. We’ve been in business for more than a decade and our goal is to make sign repairs easy by lending you our support. We offer product instructions and information, schematics, cut sheets, and cross-reference charts—we will be here when you need us. Call 888-474-6136 for additional information or chat with us online.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Neon Sign Basics from PartsForSigns.com | Part 1

Today’s modern neon sign parts are a long way from Paris, but the history of this form of lighting started with French engineer Georges Claude (b. Sept. 24, 1870, d. May  23, 1960) in 1910.   In 1897, he realized that dissolving acetylene gas into acetone would stabilize it enough to move it safely. Eventually, he realized that inert gasses would conduct electricity and produce light when currents were run through them! It was in December of 1910 that he showed the world in the first public display of a neon lamp.  His immediate intention was to use them in signs and lighting and they would soon be dubbed liquid fire.  Understandably, people would stop and stare at the spectacle for hours and it's fate for use in signs and advertising was sealed.

More than a century later, PartsForSigns.com can supply parts you would need to repair a neon sign from transformers and power supplies to GTO wire and housings. Some of our most popular brand names are: Allanson, Ventex, Advance, France and GE. Some of our most popular parts are: 1230BPX120, 1530BPX120, HI-FLEX-GTO-PFS  25', SS1235ICH, SS1235OX, SS635ICH, SS935ICH, VLP100-120, VLP200-120, VLP200-277, VT12030-120, VT12030CL-120, VT12030D-120, VT1510-12, VT4030-120, VT4030CL-120, VT6030-120, VT6030CL-120, VT6060CL-120, VT9030-120, VT9030CL-120, VT9030CL-277, VT9030D-120.

Who needs neon sign parts and supplies?   Companies that we see everyday including industrial, educational, commercial, property management, sign and lighting maintenance, retail, residential, along with  plenty of DIY.

All neon light parts are new from the factory. The products are the same that a sign professional would use to manufacture and/or service any commercial sign. All neon sign parts from transformers and power supplies to GTO wire and housings are supported by the manufacturer’s warranty. We offer fast delivery at a competitive price with the ease of ordering from the internet and the peace of mind knowing the product is Brand Name and new from the factory. We will discuss more neon sign basics in part two.  Need to know more, call 888-474-6136 or chat with us online.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Neon Vintage Sign Parts Can be found at PartsForSigns.com

Though LEDs have reduced the sale of neon products, there’s a trend toward restoring vintage neon signs. At PartsForSigns.com, we can help you find parts for you vintage neon sign project. This Q & A will give you an overview.


Q: How can I find neon sign parts for vintage signs?
A: If you have a vintage sign and the exact parts are no longer available, chances are we can provide the acceptable substitution for your part.
Q: How do I know if I need a neon sign transformer?
A: If there are no shorts in the wiring or neon, then chances are the transformer needs to be replaced. If the wiring shows signs of burning, then you have a short, and the wiring needs replaced. Typically the neon tube would be the last part to be bad. In this case, you would need to remove the tube from the sign and take it to a local sign shop with a neon department to have tested/repaired.
Q: Why are today's neon tubes better than in the past?
A: They are not necessarily. However, neon can be tricky. Especially in outdoor applications. You might find that a simple replacement part will solve the problem for a long time. If, however, you experience on going issues to keep your neon sign working, you may want to consider the many LED replacement/retrofit parts we have available.


Whether your needs are for a business or hobby project, give us a call to help you bring your vintage neon sign back to life. You can contact us at 888-474-6136 to discuss your one-of-a-kind project or chat with us online.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

PartsForSigns.com Capabilities at a Glance

In a hurry? Need neon sign parts and supplies? Here are some essentials, please give us a call.
Q: What neon sign parts and supplies do you specialize in?
A: We supply any parts you would need to repair a neon sign from transformers and power supplies to GTO wire and housings. Some of our most popular brand names are: Allanson, Ventex, Advance, France and GE. Some of our most popular parts are: 1230BPX120, 1530BPX120, HI-FLEX-GTO-PFS 25', SS1235ICH, SS1235OX, SS635ICH, SS935ICH, VLP100-120, VLP200-120, VLP200-277, VT12030-120, VT12030CL-120, VT12030D-120, VT1510-12, VT4030-120, VT4030CL-120, VT6030-120, VT6030CL-120, VT6060CL-120, VT9030-120, VT9030CL-120, VT9030CL-277, VT9030D-120


Q: Who can purchase neon sign repair parts from your company?
A: Our customers include Industrial, education, institutional, commercial, property management, sign maintenance, lighting maintenance, retail, residential, and DIY.
Q: Do you offer neon light parts for sale throughout the year?
A: Yes, all of our products are available every day, all year long.
Q: How much does it cost to repair a neon sign?
A: The cost to repair a neon sign can vary. If you call a local sign company or electrician, much of the cost will be labor. If you have qualified staff or know of qualified people, the cost to repair a sign can be significantly less. And now the end user has a place to purchase the parts needed for the repair, with confidence.
Q: Can I find used neon sign parts from your company?
A: No. Never. All products sold are new from the factory. The products are the same that a sign professional would use to manufacture and/or service any commercial sign. All products are supported by the manufacturer’s warranty. We offer fast delivery at a competitive price with the ease of ordering from the internet and the peace of mind knowing the product is brand name and new from the factory.
Q: Do you sell neon sign parts to Canada and the UK?
A. We sell to the United States and Canada.
Q: Why should I purchase neon sign replacement parts from Parts For Signs?
A: Fast Shipping. Competitive Pricing. Easy to Order. Solid Customer Service. In business over a decade.
Q: Do you have neon auto parts signs?
A: No.
Q: What forms of payment do you accept?
A: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, PayPal, and Visa
Q: I have a question, can I call you?
A: Yes, 888-474-6136 or chat with us online.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Save Big When You Buy Bulk


Wouldn't you like to decrease your expenses and increase your profits? In our constant effort to pass along savings to you, we have created some special deals.  One of our favorite ways to save you money is through bulk rates and bundle packages.  You already know about our $50 OFF discount for orders of $600 or more, but did you know about our bundle package deals on select items?  
You can Save 5% on 2 Bundle Packs and 8% when you buy 3 or more of select items!  Look for the "Bulk Discount Rates" section above the "Add To Cart" button to see where you can save on select products. 
Here's what it looks like: 
Bulk Purchase Options





Want to get started now?  Here are a couple examples of bundle packages that can start you saving now!
Example 1 (Ventex VT9030-120 100v-9000v 30mA)
Example 2 (Allanson 1230BPX120 Neon Transformer Power Supply 12000v 30mA) 
Now is a great time to stock up before the end of the year! 

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Converting to LED: Why retrofit neon signs to LED?


Branding is only effective when it is presented in a positive way. Too many businesses and organizations compromise this important fact when they do not maintain their signage. This is understandable because in the past signs required a much more involved effort to service and maintain their signs. The reason for this is two words – Neon and Fluorescent. In the past these were the only two forms of lighting available for signs. No More! LED lighting has revolutionized the sign industry and significantly reduced the frustration level of those who own corporate signage. There are huge benefits to retrofitting your existing signs to LED. Is your Branding important to you? If so, here are…the greatest benefits to converting Neon & Fluorescent signs to LED.

Performance- LED lighting is more consistent with its performance and does not have a flickering issue like neon signs. It keeps its illumination longer and is more uniform throughout the entire sign.

Brighter- LED lighting is brighter than neon and fluorescent… All The Time. However, it is even more noticeable during the cold months when neon and fluorescent dim considerably – LED remains bright. LED lighting maintains a better level of brightness throughout its entire lifespan.

Efficiency- LED lighting is 70% more energy efficient than neon. And 40% more efficient that fluorescent.  Lower usage = lower cost.

Installation- LED installation is an easy process. The right LED sign products are designed for simple retrofits of existing signs. Kits can be purchased.

Maintenance/Durability and Longevity- LED lighting requires less maintenance than neon signs. And LED lighting lasts FAR longer than fluorescent. Up to Five Times Longer!

Reduced Risk- LED signs run with 12-volt power supplies which are safer. Many fires have been caused by improper neon and fluorescent signs.

eFreindly- LED lighting does not contain mercury and uses less power than neon and fluorescent. It’s a Win for everyone!

NOTE: When converting your sign to LED make sure you use LED Products that have been tested and are designed for use in a Sign. Not all LED’s are created equal. For more information visit PartsForSigns.com where you can easily purchase the quality product you need to retrofit your signs today!