Cold cathode is another name for neon. The name comes from the fact that the tubes run cool to the touch because they are not heated by a filament.
It’s popular with our customers as it does not require any form of diffusing panel to be placed in front of it. With the large diameter of tubes that are used for cold cathode lighting installations, you can light up large areas of a room on low voltage transformers.
When would I use cold cathode lighting?
An ideal place to use cold cathode is in an office area or room that has coves in. The tubes can be placed out of sight along with the transformers so that your lighting installation is as seamless and invisible as possible. And the tubes can be mounted using specially made tube supports so that there is no need for any bulky units or long lengths of aluminium channel to be fitted.
What are the benefits of cold cathode?
One of the best features of cold cathode is that it is also fully recyclable. When it reaches the end of its lifecycle can be fully disposed in a way that does not harm the environment. Because the tubes are pumped with either neon or argon, the gases inside are also harmless, they naturally in the air we breathe.
With the capability of running up to two meters of glass on a single low voltage transformer, you can light your area with minimal transformers without requiring a fireman switch.
Unlike other lighting methods such as LED, cold cathode emits a warm glow that is pleasant to the eye – so cold cathode is great for creating a variety of atmospheres.
Because the tubes are custom shaped for each project – they can be adapted to fit the curves and shapes of your space perfectly.
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