ELastoLite Panel - 5x3 inches - Green

These are green 5" x 3" electroluminescent (EL) panels from ELastoLite®. These EL panels are highly flexible, waterproof, and with a little bit of assembly can be easily be applied to most articles of clothing.

ELastoLite® is a waterproof electroluminescent lamp line that allows you to apply light to any article of clothing or project. Thanks to a 3-dimensional, elastomeric, membranous polymer thick film, this EL line can be applied to almost any surface with no loss to flexibility and movement.

Note: Make sure you check out the Hookup Guide below for ELastoLite® tips and instructions.

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Core Skill: DIY

Whether it's for assembling a kit, hacking an enclosure, or creating your own parts; the DIY skill is all about knowing how to use tools and the techniques associated with them.

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Skill Level: Noob - Basic assembly is required. You may need to provide your own basic tools like a screwdriver, hammer or scissors. Power tools or custom parts are not required. Instructions will be included and easy to follow. Sewing may be required, but only with included patterns.
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Core Skill: Electrical Prototyping

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.

2 Electrical Prototyping

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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Customer Comments

  • Is is stretchy, as in, could I apply it to spandex?

    • It is not stretch, you could apply it to spandex, but it would not stretch. The material is laminated, so think of it like a laminated piece of fabric for an idea of how bendable/stretchy it is.

  • Any datasheets on this stuff? Light output? Any other form factors? I could see some very cool addressable dot-matrix block formats for this stuff, or 7/14 segment, etc. etc.

  • Will it still work if you cut it to shape?

      • Just to be certain I understand… if I wanted to use one of these panels to display a flame, I’d need to mask “non-flame” areas but they would still consume power?

        By the way: Is there any way to use the SF “search…” feature to locate user comments?

        Thank you.

        • Correct on the masking/power requirements. Note that somewhere else (I think it was in the product news post) it was mentioned that maybe you actually can cut these to shape, that they hadn’t tried, but that if it works at all you’ll need to find some way to properly insulate the edges to prevent a nasty zap and make them washable again (if that was one of the desired properties leading to the choice of product).

          There’s no search option for comments. I’d imagine it wouldn’t be hard to add, but making it display the most appropriate results could be a challenge :) Google does grab the comments when indexing, but these products are new and Google hasn’t re-indexed with any added comments yet. It’s usually a good idea to check for comments on similar products.

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