About Hope Neon Custom Neon Signs
Hope Neon Ltd. was established in 1958, by glass
bender Rudy Hope.
Rudy told me the story of how he would make glass tubes,
which he had no idea what they were to be used for, and
wasnít told there purpose. This was many years before he
started making neon tubes. He later found out the tubes he
had been making were for something called radar for the
government for World War 2.
With much patience, Rudy Hope started teaching me the art
of glass bending in 1984.
The use of neon has changed over the years, from the
exposed neon look of the 50ís, to neon signs hanging in
retail store windows, or being used as a light source behind
plastic face lit letters, or as halo lit neon (neon behind a
metal letter to give the letter a glow look), to the modern
look of architectural cove lighting, to personalized custom
Wonder if Rudy would have bet that his start up one man
neon sign company out of his garage would still be producing
neon some 50 years later?
The hand crafted art of glass bending hasnít changed over
the years. The actual glass bending equipment hasnít changed
much over the years. There have been some changes in the
neon gas process equipment, glass colors, and layout design
via the computer, but overall, a current neon shop in the
present is not much different than it was back in the past.
Itís great to be part of an old art form thatís still here
No other sign illumination technology offers a wider range
of brilliant color options than neon for neon signs. With
neon powered signs your design choices include a full
rainbow of color possibilities including green, blue, red,
white, yellow, purple and beyond.
Neon signs provide crisp
brilliant color enabling you to
create a custom neon sign that is eye-catching & memorable.
Neon signs are very affordable to run. An
average 2í x 2í neon sign will only consume approximately
the same power that a 100 watt light bulb would. Neon
tubes can be shaped to almost anything with hardly any
limitations. Creativity and neon signs go hand in
Not only do neon signs have a high nostalgia effect, but
neon signs also have the unique spectral output of its light
which affects the viewers optic nerve differently than other
A neon sign is hand crafted, unique, and one of a kind.