Wanna play with EL wire but don't know where to start? This Starter Kit has everything you need to add some electroluminescent fun to your project. Simply pop the included batteries into the EL Inverter, plug the inverter into the EL wire and turn it on. Just like that you're ready for a Tron party! ...Tron is still cool, right?
You can switch the inverter between solid and flashing, and even hook up an extra 3m EL wire. You can even use this to drive EL panels or strips!
Note: We've found that while the inverter has no trouble powering two strands of EL wire, it can burn itself out if you attach two EL panels or strips. If you need more than one EL panel or EL tape, you may want to look at our other EL inverters.
If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.
Skill Level: Noob - You don't need to reference a datasheet, but you will need to know basic power requirements.
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Based on 4 ratings:
It's pretty much exactly as described -- pop the batteries in, plug in your EL wire, and you're done. I had a few small issues, though: - 3V EL wire is not very bright at all. You can only see it in low light conditions - The case is very cheaply made and the battery door occasionally pops out on its own - As other reviewers have mentioned the inverter produces an audible hum that will annoy you in quiet environments
For small cheap projects, though, this works great.
We used 2 of these on the kids costumes this year for halloween, they went as Daft Punk, and the EL-Wire starter kit was easy to use without any effort. It's all inclusive, so you don't need to do any additional work, just attach the wire to whatever you are putting it on and stick the battery pack in your pocket.
The Wire is softer than you would think, and hopped back and forth around the needle without being punctured.
I was so happy that this starter kit lasted the whole weekend of Coachella without any issues or breaking! The tubing is strong and sturdy but plenty flexible.
Nice lighting alternative lighting to LED. The only thing that I didn't like was the shipping and handling charge (It was almost the same as the product). If you doing a project and need some cool lighting then this will do it. But other websites have it about the same price without shipping & handling.