Neon


Neon lights, luminous warnings
Fog lights
TV Cinescopes, lasers
Voltage Detectors

The more important application of this substance is in the filling of tubes for luminous advertises (neon tubes). These tubes consist in a neon and helium or argon low-pressure mixture submitted to electrical discharges. The color of the emitted light depends on the composition of the gaseous mixture and of the color of the glass of the tube; with pure neon and colorless tubes we can obtain a red light and with the mixtures above referred we can see a blue shine. The neon is also used in fluorescent lamps, warming lamps for electronic equipment, stroboscopic lamps for motion control of machines, as a filling gas of Geiger-Muller counters, in scintilators and ionization cameras and other devices for radiation detection. It is also used in the production of lasers of this gas, in a pure state or mixed with helium.