Anyone ever heard of Lytec wire?

dat2zip

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I've had this sampler kit just sitting here on my desk for a year now. This electroluminescent wire has some neat glow properties.

Just wondering?

Here is a picture of one of the many colors it comes in.
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Some links:
Cool Light.
Funhouse productions in Berkeley CA !!!

I think the source of the wire comes from Elam company.

WayneY
 

John N

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Originally posted by dat2zip:
I've had this sampler kit just sitting here on my desk for a year now.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Well, ya-know, you could always send it to me!

:)

-john
 

php_44

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This electroluminescent wire is very interesting, especially for artistic creations. I did some research on this material for a project which needed a light source like this. The biggest drawbacks for me were:
</font><ul type="square">[*]<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial"> doesn't tolerate moisture (not good for outdoors)</font>[*]<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial"> doesn't tolerate sunlight (not good for outdoors)</font>[*]<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial"> Very limited lifetime (500-5000 hours - the brighter you drive it, the shorter the life, also color dependent)
</font>[/list]<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">I guess I'll stick with LEDs for now.
 

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As far as I remember there is a marine grade version of EL string, with a UV resistant outer sleeve suitable for outdoor use.

Lifespan is the catch though, higher frequency drivers make it brighter but life shorter.

Adam
 
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