Black light EL wire

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Black light EL wire

Post by SpacemanSpliff » Tue Jul 08, 2008 5:02 pm

Does it exist? I've got an awesome blacklight reactive hat that I'd love to decorate with black light, sound reactive EL wire, but I can't find any black light EL wire anywhere. Am I on a quest for something that just doesn't exist? And if so, is there a reason for that or should I go make a fortune off the idea?

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Post by Orchid » Tue Jul 08, 2008 5:11 pm

You mean EL wire that IS a black light? That would be cool, but I don't think I've ever seen any.

As for sound reactive, you can get sound-sensitive driver from www.coolneon.com for like, 7 bucks or so.

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Post by Mister Jellyfish Mister » Tue Jul 08, 2008 6:50 pm

Done a bunch of El. Never done seen such an animal.
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Post by capjbadger » Tue Jul 08, 2008 9:38 pm

No such thing sadly. Closest thing you'll find it black light (UV) "Cold Cathode fluorescent lamps" (CCFLs). They also run off of 12 volt.

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Post by SpacemanSpliff » Thu Jul 10, 2008 9:53 am

Damn. I guess it's time to get inventing...

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Post by RegRad » Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:06 am

SpaceManSpiff that is a really good idea! Thoes el-wire folks should add that to the product line!
You may also want to look into lighting your hat with blacklight LEDs.
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Post by chiefdanfox » Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:09 am

Couldn't you use UV LEDs? You would want to screen them from direct contact with your skin and other's eyes, but you could probably do that easily. It is gonna rot your hat a little quicker...

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