* Due to varying field conditions, our calculations are based on a commonly used 12,000-volt neon transformer with high-efficiency power factor, loading 45ft-electrodes = 40ft of red neon and 55ft-electrodes=50ft of blue argon mercury filled tubes.
** LED wattage is calculated as per chip manufacturer data. Wattage requirements will vary, based on the different applications, light intensity, colors, and transformers. For the above comparison, an average of five chip manufacturers data was used.
*** Preventive maintenance and repairs on neon used in the above calculation are lower than the industry standard due to Ultrasigns' high quality of neon fabrication. In most cases the cost of maintenance will be higher than the figures used above.
**** Due to the long lifespan of LEDs, we recommend an annual preventive maintenance visit to avoid moisture and dust settlement. For purposes of comparison only, we used a low cost-per-foot on a linear scale as per neon.