Oops, Neon Light Accidentally Left On For 77 Years

Posted on May 31 2012 - 7:21am by Craig

Cafeteria neon on non-stop for 77 years

I suddenly don't feel so bad about leaving the kitchen light on yesterday for 4 hours.  The owners of Clifton's Cafeteria in Los Angeles discovered a neon sign that has been running non stop since 1935.  The yellow neon sign was basically a backlighting panel that got hidden behind a wall during previous renovations.  They found the neon sign that has been running for 77 years while doing renovations of their own.

Ouch, talk about a big electricity bill.  The owner of the building calculates that the sign has burned at least $17,000 of electricity over the decades.


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