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The Evolution of Illumination

Posted on Friday, November 3rd, 2017

When Merson first began trading in 1938, we were incorporated as ‘Scottish Neon Products’ by founder Jim Merson. In 1971 he changed the company name to Merson Signs. The name change could be mistaken for vanity, but perhaps it was foresight, as the later introduction of LED lighting for signs effectively reduced neon to a lower-volume craft product in the following years. Prior to LEDs neon had been the go-to illumination method; much as gas lamps and incandescent bulbs had been prior to neon.