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http://proto-pic.co.uk/categories/ElectroluminescentMaterials/ At Proto-PIC we understand the appeal of electroluminescent materials. That’s why we stock EL wire, pocket inverters and a wide range of other accessories. For producing visually striking displays or funky fashion, EL wire is incredibly versatile and appealing. And it’s certainly grabbing the attention of electronics enthusiasts hence why we’re so keen to ensure our customers have a ready supply.
http://proto-pic.co.uk/categories/ElectroluminescentMaterials/ But how does EL wire work and what are people using it for? The wire you see glowing when attached to your clothes or wrapped around a table is made up of five major components. EL wire itself is a thin copper wire coated in phosphor that glows when an alternating current flows through it.
http://proto-pic.co.uk/categories/ElectroluminescentMaterials/ Meanwhile, on the inside a very fine wire is spiral bound around the phosphor-coated copper core. When the current is applied this causes a reaction between the copper core and fine wire that excites the phosphor and emits light. Surrounding these components is a clear PVC case and on top of that is another clear, coloured, fluorescent or transparent PVC sleeve. This top layer contains an organic dye that is capable of producing a multitude of colours depending on which you choose.
http://proto-pic.co.uk/categories/ElectroluminescentMaterials/ However, now comes the fun part. We’re going to share with you a few of the uses for electroluminescent materials. Funky fashionistas have quickly discovered the stylish benefits of EL wire. Right now, an EL wire covered backpack, inspired by the movie Tron, is a must- have item. In fact, EL wire’s malleability and durability, as evidenced by the above project, are its two key features. It’s the perfect material for twisting and shaping into cool patterns on clothing and accessories.
http://proto-pic.co.uk/categories/ElectroluminescentMaterials/ Furthermore, our EL wire kits, including pocket inverters to power and control your wire, are ideal for getting started. Simply pick a colour and a project. There are plenty to choose from. Programme your own light show with an EL wire sequencer and microcontroller. Or light up under your car’s bonnet to create a crazy neon glow.
http://proto-pic.co.uk/categories/ElectroluminescentMaterials/ Check out our range of electroluminescent materials today and get ready to have some seriously creative fun. Start your own fashion trends, produce amazing displays or just jazz up a photo frame. Whatever you decide to do, we’re on hand to provide expert advice and high-quality stock.