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Do you love EL wire but wish it was more bendable? Well look no further! This EL Wire contains a special bendable wire core that allows you to articulate and mold your EL wire any way that you want!
EL wire, or electroluminescent wire, is a flexible wire coated in phosphor. Apply the appropriate voltage and it lights up! It looks a lot like a thin flexible neon tube. The bendable wire runs alongside the phosphor wire, making the product nearly twice the thickness of the non-bendable variety. They come in a variety of colors and can be driven pretty easily with an inverter.
This particular wire glows with a white hue and is 3m (almost 10 feet) in length, approximately 5mm in diameter and is terminated with a simple JST-PH connector. This connector works directly with our SparkFun Original EL driver boards, the EL Escudo and the EL Sequencer.
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: Rookie - You may be required to know a bit more about the component, such as orientation, or how to hook it up, in addition to power requirements. You will need to understand polarized components.
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Based on 2 ratings:
This is my first experience with EL wire. With nothing else to compare it against, I'm not sure what is to blame: this particular EL wire, my power inverter, or if this is just how EL currently functions; but the wire was not very bright at all. With the lights on in the room, I could barely tell that it was lit up at all. I was hoping it would be brighter. The connectors on this and the power supply I bought with it were all female, which was annoying since that made it difficult to connect. It was interesting to see it in-person, but this will probably end up in the junk box for now.
although a bit thicker than I expected, it held its' shape great - worked nicely