Who doesn't love the soft glow of electroluminescence? This EL tape is a flexible plastic ribbon which contains a phosphor layer and lights up with a neon-like glow when the proper voltage is applied. It's a lot like the ever-popular EL wire except, well, it's a ribbon.
These can be driven with any of the EL inverters and sequencers that we carry and come in a variety of bright colors (check below for other colors). This particular ribbon is 1 meter long, 15mm wide and illuminates red. It is attached to a 20cm cable which is terminated with a JST PH connector.
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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Can any one tell me how bright this thing gets when used with the 3v inverter? I'm working on a armband to be worn when exercising for my Mid-Term project. I need the EL tape to be bright enough to not be drowned out by the florescent lights that would be found at Generic Gym in Anytown USA. I kinda need to know ASAP.
I turned one of these on, and it's more like lightish red. +1 for Donut.