Acquisition cost and operating cost of Neon and LED Neon
At first glance, LED neon should actually be much cheaper than glass neon. The profession of glassblower has become rare and neon production is a complex technique. In contrast, LED neon is just a collection of plastic parts, what's the big deal! ...right? Wrong!
Of course, you can now find cheaply machine-produced LED mass products from Asia everywhere for little money. However, this is neither visually nor qualitatively appealing and you usually do not enjoy it for very long.
High-quality, carefully manufactured LED illuminated advertising has its price, just like glass neon, because the production requires skill and practice and quality materials significantly improve the appearance, performance and durability.
Accordingly, the initial cost of LED neon and glass neon is often at a comparable level.