Under ordinary conditions, neon gas is colorless, but when an electrical discharge is run through it, it glows a bright orange-red. This happens because the electrical discharge temporarily brings neon's electrons up to ... More »

Neon lights use glass tubes filled with a low-pressure gas that glows under high voltage. A sign maker shapes one or more of the tubes as desired, adds a fluorescent coating and then fills them with special gases. This a... More »

Neon is a nontoxic, colorless gas that forms no known stable compounds. It is the second lightest noble gas. If placed in a vacuum discharge tube, neon has a reddish-orange glow when an electric current is passed through... More »

A neon light that is entirely filled with neon gas emits a brilliant red-orange hue. The various colors produced by other neon lights are due to a mixture of other chemical elements, such as argon, helium, krypton, xenon... More »

Although neon lights and signs are seen glowing in a wide variety of colors, the actual color emitted by pure neon gas when electrified is a bright orange-red color. The additional colors created by what became known as ... More »

When the colors pink and purple are mixed together, the resulting color is a magenta or light plum color. The new color's hue depends on the amount of purple and pink used in the mixture. More »

Red and yellow mixed together make the color orange. Red and yellow are both considered primary colors, which means that they cannot be created by mixing two other colors. Blue is the only other primary color. More »

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