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Description: EL wire, or electroluminescent wire, is a flexible wire coated in phosphor. Apply the appropriate voltage and it lights up! Each EL wire looks a lot like a thin flexible neon tube and they come in many bright colors which can be driven pretty easily with an inverter. As this is a “chasing” EL wire you will see the glowing red light seem to move across the length of itself as if it were flowing out the end, this feature provides you to add some really fantastic lighting effects to your next project!

This particular wire is 3m (almost 10 feet) in length, 2.3mm in diameter and is terminated with a 4-pin JST SMP connector. Each EL wire is also designed to be driven at 3.3V with an inverter. The connector works perfectly with the inverter and pigtail that have come out with this EL wire line, which can both be found in the Recommended Products section below.

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  • Hi there, Is it possible to use this chasing wire in a PC chassis mod, run off of the 3.3V supply from the PSU? I would like to run two 18" lengths loosely wrapped around my power and video cables. What would be involved with creating this set up (also, being able to switch it on and off)? Thanks.

  • Recommended products? I don' see no steenkin' Recommended Products.

    And that datasheet is something else. Good thing numbers are comprehensible in any language because the words certainly aren’t.

    • Look up, we moved them. There are two tabs, Comments and Recommended Products just above this comment.

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Don't expect to see it in the light

Very dim except for in the dark and up close. Would be ok for costumes where people will see you up close, but not for display purposes.

Thanks for the review. You are right that these aren’t the brightest when in bright light. The one big tip I can offer is that a 12V inverter tends to provide a brighter glow on the line.