BeneonUnicorn is genuinely concerned with producing the best neon sign for you. Still, we also keep a close eye on any developments in our industry and any news that may affect our customers' needs and our business's operations. 

In recent weeks, several of our current and prospective clients have contacted us out of worry over recent stories claiming that neon signs will be subject to severe limitations or outright banned due to proposed new legislation.

Neon signs are widely used and can be found in various settings, including commercial establishments and private residences. 

As they have swiftly become an integral part of contemporary interior design, many individuals are recognising and capitalising on the beautiful visual impact they can have.

Despite this, recent changes in the sector have generated some anxiety, the most significant of which is the potential prohibition of mercury use. 

Others are concerned that technological improvements will render neon signs obsolete and unimportant. 

It is essential to note that each neon tube contains only a minimal amount of mercury.

If you are considering purchasing a neon sign, you can rest sure that they have existed for more than a century and will not be prohibited in the foreseeable future.

In light of this, we are here to explain the new standards and analyse their implications for the evolution of neon lighting.



Due to the recently implemented Restriction of Hazardous Substances Act, the use of mercury in neon signs is now prohibited (RoHS). 

In the not-too-distant future, neon signage will be limited to red, pink, amber, and purple hues. 

There has been no request to delay the December 2018 implementation date of the prohibition, which is currently slated to take effect.

The British Sign and Graphics Association (BSGA) has concluded that the new standards would not have as significant an effect on the market as was previously assumed. 

Despite these initial reservations, the BSGA has reached this judgement. 

In other words, if you have been pondering the purchase of a neon sign, you still have time to do it!

It is accurate that the production of mercury-containing low-voltage, cold cathode lighting lights will cease in December 2018. 

Currently, the RoHS laws only apply to smaller products such as electronics. 

Nevertheless, high-voltage mercury-based signs and substantial installations are not subject to these regulations.




RoHS regulations do not apply to neon signs with light drivers requiring a voltage greater than 1000V. 

This is quite reassuring to us and other neon sign enthusiasts, as most neon sign installations are of this type.

If this is the case, not only are neon signs still available for purchase, but we're also able to make them employ a vast array of hues. 

Our posters strictly adhere to the law and do not violate any rules. 

You must have a thorough understanding of this concept to avoid missing a great neon sign due to a misunderstanding.




The British Sign and Graphics Association (BSGA) and the European Sign Federation (ESF) are collaborating to limit the application of the limitation to less significant facilities. 

This work includes arguing why neon signs should not be affected by Europe's ban on the use of mercury in consumer goods.

BeneonUnicorn is exceptionally conscientious about using mercury in our neon signs and the production procedures we implement in the plant.

Those who work in the neon sign industry are now responsible for ensuring that it stays risk-free for future generations. 

It is essential that you, as a client, are informed of this information so that you can choose whether or not to participate or take the appropriate steps.

Please get in touch with us as soon as possible if you remain concerned about the direction of the industry or have any concerns.

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