Longevity & Ecology

Long live the cold cathode
Reliability and durability  
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Long Live The Cold Cathode

A fascinating and unique source of light, neon - or "cold cathode" - originates from the "cold" heart of a technology equipped with a unique feature, that is to be able to ensure an intense and constant flow of light over the years, as well as a long service life: more than 50,000 hours of operation, with only a 25% loss of its lighting output, regardless of the number of times it is turned on. Electricity provides lighting efficiency with a minimal amount of dispersion and heat loss.

Thanks to its unique technological features, in terms of performance and durability, neon is the material “par excellence” for lighting applications. In fact, its use enables the creation of continuous lamps with rows of endless lengths, thus avoiding that undesirable and non-aesthetic "shadow effect", which occurs in fluorescence-based lighting solutions, as well as in LED-based ones with a "punctiform" effect.

 In view of the peculiar features of expressive light and technological reliability, neon-based lighting solutions are perfect and absolutely essential for indoor and outdoor solutions.

neon as green technology

When we design and implement a lighting system, any environmental and eco-sustainability assessment should not come in second place and should not be overlooked. F/ART offers a lighting system technology, cold cathode - neon –with remarkable ecological advantages, even though not many people are aware of them.

In fact, by skillfully combining neon-based light sources with dedicated control devices, F/ART can design and manufacture high energy-efficiency lighting systems. This is why our systems are built to provide perfect efficiency over long periods of time. Furthermore, such types of systems can ensure low environmental impact even during disposal. F/ART’s procedures are based on quality and production standards ensuring the proper and efficient disposal of its products, by fully and effectively respecting the ecosystem. 

Dont forget: in 2010, the UL Authority rated cold cathode lamps as the greenest lighting source in the world due to their long lifespan and recyclable materials.

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Sustainable packaging

F/ART uses an eco-friendly packaging, specifically designed for this purpose, for each special item produced. Such packaging system can ensure the high level of safety and robustness needed for transport, stocking and storage, while fully respecting the environment. Naturally, each packaging contains the installation instructions that must be strictly followed by competent and qualified personnel.