Nixie Dream

Wonder what is a nixie tube?

What is a nixie tube? Let's take a closer look!

Nixie tubes work a little bit like neon lamps. Why do they have all those metal numbers sealed inside a glass bulb? You can't see just by looking, but the glass is filled with a mixture of invisible gases (usually neon and argon), and its purpose is to stop those gases from escaping. The bent metal wires that display each number aren't filaments, like the ones in an incandescent lamp. Each of them works as a separate negative terminal - cathode, in what is effectively a gas-discharge tubeā€”so one nixie tube has ten cathodes. The cathodes don't actually touch one another but are kept apart by tiny ceramic spacers. There's also a single positive terminal - anode, shaped like a grid, that's wrapped around the stack of numeric cathodes and serves all 10 of them.s

Nixie Dream company

Nixie Dream was founded in 2014 as a small family owned business of three engineers being passioned about retro nixie technology. We have combined retro nixie technology with pure wood nature and built the nixie clock which is truly unique. Our aim is to provide not only quality nixie clocks, but ones that will make a lasting impression. Our business is located in the heart of Ukraine - in Kiev. Feel free to contact us at any time.