Normal clocks Vs Neon clocks:
The mechanical clocks came into existence during the fourteenth century and they were
spring-operated. The technology was simple. The spring would drive a series of gear
train and this gear train would move the hands on the face of the clock.
Over a period of time, clock manufacturers discovered that a pendulum moving
between two points has a constant period of oscillation. The time-period of pendulum
depended only on the length of pendulum. This innovative concept led to the
development of wall clocks.
Soon the spring-driven clocks were replaced by a pendulum clock in most offices and
homes. As the pendulum swung once every second, a Second hand was added to the
hour and minute hands.
The accuracy of the pendulum clocks improved considerably over time and they were
replaced with quartz clocks of all sizes and shapes. You see these quartz clocks
everywhere – in public places, offices and homes for the purpose of time management.
Modern day quartz clocks are exquisitely made and used as an item of home décor -
apart from being a convenient gadget to know time.
Once people began to consider quartz wall clocks as part of interior décor and started
searching for aesthetic looking clocks, the clock manufacturers seized it as an
opportunity to introduce neon clocks. Inasmuch as pendulum and quartz wall clocks
became commonplace till the 1980s, now the era of neon clocks has dawned and neon
clocks are seen all over the place.
Neon clocks made up of colorful and bright neon lights are what people most fancy
today and the biggest advantage of a neon clock is that they can be custom- made
according to your taste and need.
You can show off your company logo on the neon clock that you can hang outside your
shop or even gift it your long-standing customers. Publicity for a company’s products
has to be creative to catch the attention of the prospective customers. The company
name and logo on the neon clocks should be eye-catchy but not annoying.
The colors should also be alluring but not gaudy. By placing neon clocks in prominent
locations within the commercial establishment, customers will be tempted to have a
look at the fancy neon clock with your logo and brand name on it.
The greatest benefit of a neon clock is it durability and low maintenance. With the
standard wall clocks, you might have to change the battery or change the wall clock
itself often but neon clocks reportedly stay bright for several long years with little or no
maintenance. Neon wall clocks are sold in a wide range of neon tube colors and usually
have twelve-inch to seventeen-inch diameter.
Neon clocks are made to appear attractive with its body made of metal or plastic and
generally powder-coated to ensure durability. Neon is powered through a lightweight
neon transformer with an on/off switch so that the neon can be switched off without
stopping the clock.
Neon cocks are more meant to derive publicity advantages for business houses and not
used in houses since they may prove jarring to the eye and impede the serene
atmosphere in the house.
The future of neon clocks is indeed promising. The rapid technological advancements
taking place in various fields hold no threat to neon clocks and neon signs. Succinctly
stated, the future of neon tubes and neon clocks is as luminous as the neon tubes