E.L Wire Glowing Night Light

30th October, 2020

EL Wire, also known as Electroluminescent wire, is a stiff wire core coated with phosphor and then covered with a protective PVC sheath. When an AC signal is applied to it, it glows an aqua (blue green) color. Sometimes its covered with a colored plastic shell to make it appear another color. It looks a little like thin neon. Very bendable, it keeps its shape and you can curl it around your finger. Its an easy way to add some glow to a project, not as bright as LEDs but uses a lot less power!

This was the last workshop for 2020. It has been an unusual year and the students have enjoyed coming into the Cre8 lab space to chat, create and just relax. Our final workshop was easy and fun using E.L wire. The final effect is like a baby neon light, powered by AA batteries.

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