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03/12/1910 Neon lights

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A History of Neon Signs

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3rd December 1910: First neon light used at the Paris Motor Show

French physicist Georges Claude presented first neon light tube on Paris Motor Show. The colored light is emitted by passing electrical current through inert gases in a vacuum tube. The color of light is dependent on the particular gas mixture in the tube. It is possible to achieve around 150 colors by various gas combinations.
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