Be retro and modern at the same time! Our Crocodile neon sculpture goes back to the neon kitsch art of the 1950's and updates it with new colors in a size appropriate to home or office.
Neon lighting is understood through the concepts of quantum mechanics. The atoms of neon gas inside the tube are bombarded by energetic electrons, produced by running an electric current through the gas in the tube at high voltage. The electron-atom collisions excite electrons in the neon atom to higher energy levels, from which they fall back down. As they do so, they emit light at certain colors characteristic of the gas in the tube. (For example, neon is known for its red glow.) But, other wavelengths including ultraviolet light are produced as well.
It is the ultraviolet light that is used to make different colors. If part of the gas tube is coated with a colored phosphor on the inside, it will glow when it is hit by the ultraviolet light produced by the neon gas. (This procedure is similar to the way colors are produced in a color television set.) The resulting color depends on the type of phosphor used.
- Colors: Green, red, and white.
- Includes base, AC adapter.
- Size of lighted area of the neon crocodile: 13½" x 7¼" (34.3 cm x 18.4 cm).
- Approximate total size with included base HxWxD: 12" x 13½" x 6" (30.5 cm x 34.3 cm x 15.2 cm).
- Power input: 110/120 AC - standard U.S. household.
Dimensional weight shipping applies - double boxed.
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