GSB/Neon Signs

In this industry, neon signs are electric signs lighted by long luminous gas-discharge tubes that contain rarefied neon or other gasses. They are the most common use for neon lighting, which was first demonstrated in a modern form in December 1910 by Georges Claude at the Paris Motor Show, now they are used worldwide. In addition, neon lighting is now used frequently by artists and architects, and (in a modified form) in plasma display panels and televisions. The advertising industry has declined in the past several decades, and cities are now concerned with preserving and restoring their antique neon signs.