Electroluminescence (EL wire) makes you see any project in a different light – quite literally. If you jump over to our section on LED hacks you will agree that a well lit project is incredibly appealing. While LEDs add a cheap, efficient way to add that extra kick to a project, sometimes you have to take it a step further with the magic of EL Wire (can be purchased pretty cheap on eBay).
EL Wire is basically light in a tube which can be bent and formed to fit virtually any surface. This is why it’s extremely popular to be sewn into clothing. Assembling an electroluminescent project is about the fit between the material and its illumination. The most flexible way is with EL sheets which are also available cheap on eBay.
El Wire Project Slideshow:
EL projects are very easy to put together. EL sheets can be cut and curved any which way. We see them in hoardings around town. We can make ourselves a simple one in the form of a photo frame.
Thus, we leave you with a few of our EL Wire projects and video walkthough:
- How to Make your Clothing Glow using Electroluminescent Wire
- How to Make Daft Punk El-Wire Suits and Helmets
- Buy El Wire dirt cheap on eBay