I was challenged with finding a way to encorporate the energy savings and flexibility of LED into museum exhibit's at Zimmer Children's Museum. The exhibit is a pinball machine that spans 2 floors of the Zimmer Children's museum.
LED neon Flex was used to replace the old neon tubes. Neon Flex is a LED string embedded in a durable plastic case. It can be snapped into aluminum rails to form any desired shape. At 1.0A per 30 ft of light, it will save a considerable amount of electricity.
The difficulty in this setup is reaching the neon tubes. In order to access the top of the pinball machine, I had to rent a 40 ft scaffolding which barely reached the top. Each of the 24 individual glass neon tubes were removed and replaced with LED neon.
After the difficult and strenuous installation the final look of the LED neon is much brighter than the old glass neon tubes. The energy saving is considerable and the maintenance is simplified.