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Neon lights

I'm in love with neon lights, neon cyberpunk, futurist neon settings, neon colors in art

Do you have a favorite?

The flat screen I have one of my laptops attached to has neon led lights surrounding it's back, along with my keyboard, sound speakers and mouse that have matching neon lights I can change to about 7 different colors.

Prince 1999 Purple Rain NEON TELEPHONE and Sign o the Times era gave us wonder neon lights

Blade Runner(1982) made me addicted

Japan tradition modern environments...

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A friend of mine is a self taught neon light maker and is quite successful with it. Most of the neon signs in my town were made by him. Too bad it´s becoming a thing of the past since LEDs have flooded the market.

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First of all, OP - Neon and LED are not the same thing. What you have are soulless neon-colored LED lights - which are a pale imitation of the real thing.

I love true neon lights - and actually get excited when I see them out in the world.

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Genesia said:

First of all, OP - Neon and LED are not the same thing. What you have are soulless neon-colored LED lights - which are a pale imitation of the real thing.

I love true neon lights - and actually get excited when I see them out in the world.

I have real neon signs/lights.


I've incorporated neon colors (pencil and ink) in my artwork too. I love the effect.

The Neon/LED I think that is what it is is just attached on the back of the screen. It doesn't look like LED though so maybe it's not.

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Genesia said:

First of all, OP - Neon and LED are not the same thing. What you have are soulless neon-colored LED lights - which are a pale imitation of the real thing.

I love true neon lights - and actually get excited when I see them out in the world.

I have real neon signs/lights.


I've incorporated neon colors (pencil and ink) in my artwork too. I love the effect.

The Neon/LED I think that is what it is is just attached on the back of the screen. It doesn't look like LED though so maybe it's not.


So you don't really know the difference between neon and LED. Got it.

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Genesia said:

OldFriends4Sale said:

I have real neon signs/lights.


I've incorporated neon colors (pencil and ink) in my artwork too. I love the effect.

The Neon/LED I think that is what it is is just attached on the back of the screen. It doesn't look like LED though so maybe it's not.


So you don't really know the difference between neon and LED. Got it.

does it have to come to this...

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KoolEaze said:

A friend of mine is a self taught neon light maker and is quite successful with it. Most of the neon signs in my town were made by him. Too bad it´s becoming a thing of the past since LEDs have flooded the market.

That's pretty cool, do you own any neon signs?

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Illuminated Landscapes: The City in Blade Runner and Lost in Translation

The French philosopher Gaston Blanchard wrote "Tout tremble quand la lumière tremble" – "Everything trembles when the light trembles" suggesting an intermingling between the presumed passivity of light and the role of an actor it seems to implicate. It is not only the fragility that the manufactured, anthropogenic light inhabits, but also implies that everything around it and touched by it is in a permanent connection and in a continued dependence of it. While there is a fundamental element to light that accompanies all life, and appears to be an essential scientific and philosophical presence in the world, it also seems, as literary scholar Bill Brown points out, that "the backstory is missing in the history of light – it ought to begin with a godly explanation of the sort 'Let there be light!'" implying more than the inanimate object suggests. Approaching light as an inanimate object, contrary to the natural occurrence of light and its integral connection to life, then suggests that technical man-made light is part of a society and has taken on a life of its own.

The modern city in the 20th and 21st century provides a perfect embodiment of light outlining a network and having its own agenda, especially the flashing and flickering neon lights illuminating the urban space. Although the neon lights of today are mostly not filled with the gas neon, but with other types that fulfill the same purpose, they appear to merge under one term as "neon." The multimedia artist Rudi Stern details this in his work Let There Be Neon (1979) where he describes the transient existence of the classical neon signs. Neon lights hold a short lived life from their beginning at the Chicago Columbian Exposition of 1893 to their mainstream arrival in the 1930s, followed by their demise given the availability of cheaper synthetic materials. The connection to the urban landscape suggests that the association with the word "neon" commonly stands in relation with the lights of the city, the neon signs and not only the old-fashioned and hand-crafted fluorescent tubes filled with the gas neon.

It is the incorporation of neon lights into the landscape of the city, that as Stern suggests "has given the city its visual identity," such as Las Vegas, New York, and Tokyo. Stern dedicates entire chapters to the visual landscapes of the Las Vegas Boulevard and New York's Times Square. He points out that neon was "one of the available local building materials, and neon has been a vital element in its freewheeling, exuberant architecture" in Las Vegas, while the Times Square "before television ... was America's national billboard and piazza." The city landscape embraced itself as a monumental advertising board, in which it furthermore became the imagination of a futuristic condition, or as the French philosopher Bruce Bégout puts it a "Zeropolis." This city of the void created the impression that there is an emptiness behind the flashing neon lights, which might only be filled by giving into the fiction constructed by the city.

The effect of neon light as seen in popular film productions from the 1980s, most notably in the Warner Brothers production Blade Runner (1982), and Walt Disney's TRON (1982), highlight the significance of neon lights and their effect on the culture of the 20th century. Both movies emphasize not only the coming of new technologies, foreshadowed in the artificial intelligence in Blade Runner, but also the impact of the then relatively new computer game culture and the accompanying factor of total emersion into the digital world in TRON. More contemporary productions like Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation (2003) and Spike Jonze's Her (2013), have less of a science fiction component but emphasize the lostness in a seemingly surreal and inhuman environment amid the flashing setting of neon signs. This rather artificial and inanimate space of fluorescent neon lights suggests not only that the lights themselves have agency in that they perform for the society around them, but they also enable something for the social beings that act in their habitat.

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Thought this was talking about the Blck Sabbath song... lol

I'm a graphic designer and I also love the "neon effect" - utilizing light and color to create it.

It's the contrast that makes it and a little goes a long way. Not to say a lot doesnt have its own effect but I'm not sure what my point was... lol

Guess it's just that I like neon.


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S2DG said:

Thought this was talking about the Blck Sabbath song... lol

I'm a graphic designer and I also love the "neon effect" - utilizing light and color to create it.

It's the contrast that makes it and a little goes a long way. Not to say a lot doesnt have its own effect but I'm not sure what my point was... lol

Guess it's just that I like neon.


Bring it, Neon is on my mind lol I was looking at Neon Telephone lol

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S2DG said:

Thought this was talking about the Blck Sabbath song... lol

I'm a graphic designer and I also love the "neon effect" - utilizing light and color to create it.

It's the contrast that makes it and a little goes a long way. Not to say a lot doesnt have its own effect but I'm not sure what my point was... lol

Guess it's just that I like neon.


Bring it, Neon is on my mind lol I was looking at Neon Telephone lol




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I have a mini port for my computer and lights up with a blue glow. As well as a couple portable speakers that have a blue glow surrounding the knobs. Looks pretty cool at night glowing blue in the dark..........

Anyways here some of a collection of days gone by businesses. There is actually a neon sign museum ............



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That's a nice view ^^^

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God's Own Junkyard UK
Neon nights: Chris Bracey retrospective – in pictures Neon artist Chris Bracey from Walthamstow in north London started out making signage for Soho strip clubs and went on to work on films including Blade Runner and Batman. After his death in November a pop-up gallery takes his work back to his Soho roots and celebrates his 40-year career. God’s Own Junkyard can be seen at Lights of Soho, Brewer Street, London W1 until 18 January 2015 Funky art store featuring colorful neon & lightbulb signs & other eclectic pieces. Address: Unit 12, Ravenswood Industrial Estate, Shernhall St, Walthamstow, London E17 9HQ, UK Hours: Open ⋅ Closes 9PM Phone: +44 20 8521 8066

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I just orderd similar eyewear

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Me too. Especially in asian symbols.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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2freaky4church1 said:

Me too. Especially in asian symbols.


Neon Lights of Dōtonbori in Osaka, Japan :






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RGB Leds are the spiritual successor of Neon Lights.

Streets, building and homes finally with colors again.

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