Get Noticed: Neon Lights for Cars

Neon lights have grown popular over recent years. They are a good fit for your vehicle if you are looking for functional lighting and a stylish addition to your vehicle. The name is derived from "neon" the noble gas, which produces an orange light and other colors when combined with other gases and chemicals.

What are neon car lights?

Neon lighting consists of glowing electrified glass tubes. The neon gas is sealed in tubes using metal electrodes on both ends. The electrodes are subjected to thousands of volts, which ionizes the gas and makes it glow.

Neon tubes normally have a bright orange light. Other colors like pink, white, blue, and red are produced by using other chemicals and gases. For example, underglow truck lights will glow red when neon gas is mixed with hydrogen. When mixed with mercury, the neon underglow turns blue.

What are the benefits of neon underglow lights?

  • Give an even glow - Neon lights have a soft, warm, and vibrant glow. Neon tubes, therefore, can be installed feet apart as the lighting produced will be spread over a significant area. (www. neonlaws.com/neon-vs-led-underglow/)
  • Long lifespan - As long as care is taken to not damage them, vehicle neon lights can last up to 8 years. You can, therefore, still sell your motor vehicle in a couple of years together with the lighting equipment. To ensure they last throughout their expected lifespan, regular maintenance is important.
  • One can change the color - Neon glass tubes can only glow in one color. They are however versatile as you can change the color if you want to. This will require the whole system to be reinstalled again since the chemical used has to be changed.
  • Uses little energy - To produce neon lighting, the gas and electricity have to interact. Doing so does not require a lot of energy. Once the gas is charged up, it can produce light for a significant period. Neon glass tubes are, therefore, economical and you will not incur a lot of extra expenses.

How do I add neon lights to my car?

  • Gather the necessary materials - Conduct your research and write down everything you will need. This includes tools required for setup. When you start the installation process, you do not want to stop in the middle because something is missing.
  • Locate mounting locations - Lift the car on jack stands and find secure mounting locations. Make sure you do not drill into important parts when drilling holes.
  • Install the lights followed by junction box - Use zip ties to secure the lights in place when installing them. Mount the junction box then connect the lights to it.