Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Will LED Lighting Overtake All Lighting Types?

In the past several years LED technology seems to have taken over the sign and lighting industries. And in most cases, that is completely true. The advantages of LED lightings and the improvements are undeniable. We see LED lighting becoming the choice of parking lots, roadways, automobiles, retail stores, office settings, all types of electronics, performing arts venues, households, and signage.

So, the question everyone seems to be wondering is, will LED lighting overtake all types of lighting that currently exists? Our experience the past few years seems to indicate that yes, this is inevitable and LED lighting continues to evolve. At some point in the future LED will expand to such a point, that it will be the only type of lighting available. Or at least to such an extent, that other types of lighting will be very hard to find. And as demand for “older” types of lighting decrease, the cost for these will increase. It’s simple supply and demand.

In the sign lighting business LED has totally replaced florescent lighting for new product, and retrofits and conversions from florescent to LED continue to become more popular as cost for LED products decrease in cost and the cost and of florescent lamps and ballasts increase as their availability decrease.

LED has also made so significant inroads to replacing neon in some applications. Back thirty years ago neon made a spectacular resurgence. The nostalgic and unique look of neon along with the variety of color options available could not be matched. Let’s face it, neon was, and is cool. However, as LED replacement products for neon continue to be perfected, the demand for neon also continues to decrease. Making neon and the related parts required to manufacture more expensive and less obtainable.

As these “older” lighting options become harder to find and the maintenance parts become less available, PartsForSigns.com will continue to be your source for these parts at the most competitive prices.

PartsForSigns.com is your complete sign parts online store on the internet. Quick and easy. Just click to buy. We will ship right to your door. Need help or require a quote for necessary parts? Just contact us, we’ll help.

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!