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Broiling Trannies?

Why neon transformers need proper cooling



We haven’t yet reached the year’s highest temperatures, but May weather brings searing heat to some areas. Electrical installations are normally kept in air-conditioned rooms in very hot climates. However, they’re left outdoors in regions with more moderate temperatures. These same conditions apply to neon signs and outline lighting.

This month, I’d like to share some sizzling experiences from the many sign-failure inspections I’ve performed as an expert witness.

"Hide the trannies"

To designers and architects, any exposed technical item is ugly



Introducing the Sign Industry Podcast

The Sign Industry Podcast is a platform for every sign person out there — from the old-timers who bent neon and hand-lettered boats to those venturing into new technologies — we want to get their stories out for everyone to hear. Come join us and listen to stories, learn tricks or techniques, and get insights of what’s to come. We are the world’s second oldest profession. The folks who started the world’s oldest profession needed a sign.

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