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  • Neon-Plus bendable LED rope. views and opinions please?

     Jamie Palmer updated 2 months ago 6 Members · 22 Posts
  • Martin Manley

    Member
    October 18, 2020 at 3:05 am

    Has anyone used Neon-Plus or similar?

    Views and opinions, please?

    neonplus.co.uk

  • Kevin Mahoney

    Member
    October 19, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    Using it for the first time as we speak. Good stuff to be fair, not a big fan of soldering though. I’ve spent far too long on this job already, 1 more to go

  • Kevin Mahoney

    Member
    October 22, 2020 at 11:06 am

    Client now wants them dimmed, too bright 😪

  • Martin Manley

    Member
    October 22, 2020 at 1:25 pm

    Cheers Kevin, looks good. Where are you buying it from? All the “name” suppliers seem to only be interested in making the sign for you whereas I want to buy strip, driver, clips, etc separately and at the moment e-bay seems to be the only place doing that…?

  • Kevin Mahoney

    Member
    October 24, 2020 at 8:35 am

    Hi Martin, I got them Citi Led, ask for Khalid, really helpful guy

    • Simon Worrall

      Member
      October 24, 2020 at 9:05 am

      Wish I could get it in NZ. I have a job for it. Might have to import some. Those masks looks really effective Kevin.
      What is the diameter of the tubes?

  • Kevin Mahoney

    Member
    October 24, 2020 at 10:47 am

    It’s a 6mm x 12mm profile, loads of colour options as well. Just a silicon sleeve over an led tape but easy to work with. There is a thicker RGB version available as well, will get some for a play around

  • Kevin Mahoney

    Member
    October 25, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Pictures of the finished bar

    • Jamie Palmer

      Member
      January 3, 2021 at 6:14 pm

      Amazing look great Kevin, Did you router a channel out of the acrylic or did you glue/mount on the front or rear?

      • Kevin Mahoney

        Member
        January 3, 2021 at 9:13 pm

        Used the laser to engrave a channel into the face around 3mm deep, then secured with micro zip ties. Took forever to do 3 different designs, definitely a cnc job but I don’t have one yet (soon, if I come to my senses & don’t buy my dream bike or the wife’s new kitchen) Wouldn’t do it like that again, outsource if you don’t have the machinery

        • Jamie Palmer

          Member
          January 4, 2021 at 7:40 am

          Thanks Kevin, I have looked time and time again at a CNC setup but always end up looking at the costs, lack of space and lack of time to operate and continue to out source. Do you use the laser unit for lettering and logos? Could you give more info on your machine / setup?

          • Kevin Mahoney

            Member
            January 4, 2021 at 9:18 am

            I bought a 1600mm x 900mm laser from HPC just over a year ago, great value for money & has easily paid for itself without running it day & night. It was bought predominantly to service our own acrylic lettering needs, I have no ambitions to supply the trade. We found it a bit irritating that too much meat was being taken out of the jobs by suppliers who had the relevant equipment that we lacked. It definitely allows you to upsell projects, but limited on what it can cut unlike a cnc. On the plus side, virtually no mess & a huge return on a sheet of 10mm acrylic (around £300 for a 3M x 2M) A cnc will be the final piece of the puzzle for me, but sounds like famous last words to everyone here.

            • Jamie Palmer

              Member
              January 4, 2021 at 9:22 am

              Just had a look on their website, this will definitely be a cost saver for me with the amount I am currently spending outsourcing not to mention when the trade suppliers lock up at 5 on a friday and have lost interest!, Thanks

              • Kevin Mahoney

                Member
                January 4, 2021 at 9:38 am

                That’s the real positive about producing your own letters really, I can have them up & invoiced before a supplier comes back with a costing usually

                • Jamie Palmer

                  Member
                  January 4, 2021 at 9:44 am

                  I had this a while back with a job, I was fitting a shop sign and another sign company arrived to quote, after realising the guy shook his head and drove on, early bird catches the worm and all!

                  • Kevin Mahoney

                    Member
                    January 4, 2021 at 10:58 am

                    Before I bought it, I was asked for a price on some raised 10mm acrylic letters, was quoted £1100 + vat, bought the laser the next day & cut everything I needed out of a quarter sheet, cost £75. Some healthy margin there

                    • Jamie Palmer

                      Member
                      January 4, 2021 at 11:22 am

                      Yes indeed! Who did you deal with for the Purchase at HPC? Would you buy from them again?

                    • Kevin Mahoney

                      Member
                      January 4, 2021 at 11:27 am

                      I dealt with Oliver up there but all of them are decent guys to be fair, my one has had an issue or two over the year but they sorted it quite quickly even accounting for lockdown. I will give them the opportunity to supply a cnc, decent outfit

                    • Jamie Palmer

                      Member
                      January 4, 2021 at 11:28 am

                      Great, thanks for your time, will give them a call today.

  • Robert Lambie

    Administrator
    October 25, 2020 at 1:02 am

    @KevinMahoney
    Those look excellent Kev! Well done mate… 👍

  • Martin Manley

    Member
    November 17, 2020 at 2:03 pm

    Cheers Kev, citiLED an Aladdin’s Cave of goodies! Will post pics when signs are made – !

  • Peter Cassidy

    Member
    November 18, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    These are fantastic Kev!

    I must give this a go. Thank you for the info and pictures.

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