The realm of neon is a play area

The realm of neon is a play area

It's no secret that neon makes for great signage, as evidenced by our stunning BeneonUnicorn, and that it's frequently used for the entrances to bars and nightclubs (and even as an art form in and of itself), so it's not surprising that people also use it to display prominent pictures or even to propose using neon. 

Neon may be most known for its use in neon signs, but it is the fifth most abundant element on Earth and has a variety of other applications. 

Learning how people from all industries and backgrounds utilise neon in their daily lives is fascinating. 

So, let's look at some of the most imaginative neon uses from around the globe.




Glass screens are no longer required for the operation of televisions, and neon vacuum tubes, which were once used to power televisions and create flashes of light behind the screen, are no longer popular.

This year also saw the development of the first flat-panel display technology. 

On the other hand, the monochromatic plasma television display was invented in 1964 and has undergone development for a half century, becoming increasingly applicable for commercial usage. 

Recent models' extensive use of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) has led many to assume that plasma televisions are no longer relevant. 

This is even though several contemporary plasma flat-panel displays can fulfil the same function.

According to my research, Samsung discontinued manufacturing plasma televisions in 2014.




If you are a scientific enthusiast like us, you may have followed the progress of helium-neon lasers. 

I think you have probably already deduced that we are. 

You can, at the very least, glance at one of them.

By combining the qualities of neon and helium in a mixture of (1:10) and applying a moderate DC charge, a laser with a wavelength of up to 632.88 nm, which is in the red region of the spectrum, is created. 

In chemistry and physics classrooms, these lasers are frequently used in demonstrations; nevertheless, they have also been detected in consumer gadgets such as Pioneer LaserDisc readers.




Cryogenics is the study of created materials and their behaviour at extremely low temperatures (less than 150 °C). Neon is widely employed in this field. 

This truth is mostly obscure to people unfamiliar with the subject. 

The Earth's atmosphere contains a variety of cryogenic liquids, with noble gases, nitrogen, and ambient air being the most frequent. 

Particularly, noble gases are one of the most prevalent forms of cryogenic liquid.

At temperatures as low as -246.15 degrees Celsius, neon undergoes condensation, causing it to transition from the gas to the liquid phase. 

When heated to its melting point, neon will melt. 

Neon is widely utilised as a refrigerant for power ships in cryogenics since it is prohibitively expensive for commercial purposes. 

This application of neon is not the most out-of-the-blue use of neon, but it is one of the most frequent ones. 

On navy warships, neon cryogenics are utilised to maintain a steady temperature despite the unreliability of the generators caused by the huge rotating gear found on these ships. 

Neon has several applications, however because to its higher cost than other liquefied gases such as nitrogen and helium, it is not always the best liquefied gas to utilise.




Neon body paint or makeup, commonly seen at parties and clubs with UV lighting to enhance the elaborate designs that can be drawn on faces or bodies, should be mentioned in any article describing the various uses of neon. 

On faces or bodies, detailed decorations can range from simple to intricate.

Recent years have seen an increase in the number of events referred to as "neon parties." 

However, you may be astonished to learn that the paint used for these events does not contain neon but is simply extremely luminous. 

This pigment can convert UV radiation into visible light, reducing the amount of energy often lost during the painting process.

Okay, that's all there is to it: listed here are four unconventional uses of neon. 

Even though it has numerous real-world applications, we continue to believe that a neon sign, light, or ornament is the most elegant way to utilise it.