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Neon/Cold Cathode #42282
09/18/04 12:04 AM
09/18/04 12:04 AM
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TxElex  Offline OP
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Can someone briefly explain the difference between neon and cold cathode lighting? It's my understanding that neon needs transformers and CC does not. I've heard CC has to be striaght not curved as neon can be. Also, is there a signifigant cost difference?

Thanks in advance.


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Re: Neon/Cold Cathode #42283
09/18/04 07:18 AM
09/18/04 07:18 AM
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TxElex,
Welcome to ECN!. [Linked Image]
Neon lighting and Cold Cathode lighting are pretty much the same thing, just different names.
Neon lighting, uses a High Voltage (in Kilo-Volts) to cause the gas fill in the tube to ionise and conduct an electric current.
Neon lighting is by no means cheap to install and great care is required in doing so too.
Fluorescent lighting on the other hand,if that is what you mean, only requires a Ballast to produce a high enough current to "strike" the tube and after that the Ballast only controls the tube current.
Hope that this is of some help.


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