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  • Certainly *NOT* EL!

    posted by letmein on 05/22/2010
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    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:

    Er, cheap, you certainly won't be able to shock yourself on it.

    Cons:

    Ok, so these are clearly not EL in any way. EL means "Electro-Luminescent", a technology which uses a layer of crystals over a conductive substrate, and a transparent conductive top coat. A special high frequency, high voltage power supply then makes all the materials glow beautifully.
    This is not that. This is a bit of clear plastic wire, which attaches to a little LED-in-a-box.
    Don't buy this if you are expecting a cheap source of EL wire!
    I just bought 5, waited months for delivery, and they are tat.
    Oh, and the LED isn't even very bright.

    OtherThoughts:

    My plan was to sew these into a jacket. That's not going to work, and you'd not see it unless totally dark.

    Bottomline:

    Don't buy this, it is mis-described.

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