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You'll Love Your New Glow

Our unique EL wire glow kits will make you stand out in even the biggest crowd. We’ve created more than 25 kits in a variety of lengths & strand options, simply select the colors you want and we will do the rest.

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We’ve been lighting up customers around the world for more than 5 years. Our high quality EL wire combined with our awesome customer service ensures you will be happy when you shop with us.

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  • Order EL Wire For Burning Man 2017 - Shipping Timelines

    Orders placed before 5PM MT will be packed & shipped that evening, leaving the following morning.

    Burning Man is a great place to bring EL wire to stand out in the crowd and to help light the dark nights. EL wire is bright, colourful and flexible allowing you to get creative. We are shipping orders as quickly as possible to ensure you can get your package before you leave.

    All orders placed before 5 pm MST will be packed that day and shipped the following morning. (Example: order placed on Monday and shipped Tuesday would arrive in Vancouver Thursday with express shipping).  If you have questions about shipping time or have a very specific timeline to work with, please send us an email using our contact form.>

    Approximate shipping transit times:

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    Regular
    BC Greater Vancouver 2 days 3-4 days
    BC Kelowna, Kamloops, Victoriaria 2 days 3-4 days
    BC Other Major Cities 2-3 days 3-4 days
    BC Rural & Small Town 2-3 days 3-5 days
    AB Calgary & Area 1 day 2-3 days
    AB Edmonton, Red Deer 1-2 days 2-3 days
    AB Other cities 2-3 days 3-4 days
    AB Rural 2-3 days 3-5 days
    SK Major Cities 2 days 3-4 days
    SK  Rural & small towns 2-3 days 3-5 days
    MB Major cities 2-3 days 3-5 days
    MB Rural & small towns 2-4 days 4-6 days
    ON Toronto & Area 2-3 days 4-5 days
    ON Major Cities 2-3 days 4-5 days
    ON Rural 2-5 days 4-6 days
    QC Montreal, Quebec City 2-3 days 5-6 days
    QC Major Cities 2-4 days 5-6 days
    QC Rural & small towns 3-4 days 5-6 days
    Maritimes Major Cities 3-4 days 4-9 days
    Maritimes Rural & small towns 4-5 days 5-9 days
    Yukon All 3-4 days 5-9 days
    NWT & Nunavut All 3-7 days 7-14 days

Which EL Wire Kit Is Right For Me?

EL Wire Buyers Guide

EL wire is a great way to add a wicked glow to clothing, costumes, backpacks, hats, bikes, and more. It is a thin, heat-free plastic coated wire that gives off a cool 360 degree glow. EL wire is available in 10 colors and 4+ lengths to suit your needs. Our glowing wire is flexible to allow for intricate designs and is simple to attach to fabric, surfaces, and items. EL wire which is short for electroluminescent wire is made up of a tiny copper wire coated in a phosphor that will glow when powered by a 'driver'. There are two smaller 'corona' wires surrounding the copper wire that carry the electricity back and allow it to glow. The inner wire is covered in a PVC casing that gives the wire its unique color and it also protects the core from the elements.

 

Here is a breakdown of our 4 main kit types:

 

EL Wire Starter Kits

Our EL wire starter kits offer a great way to get started with EL wire as they are ready-to-use and contain everything you need. We have paired up our extra bright & colorful glow wire with a small & easy to hide driver to light it up. These kits are great for small to medium sized projects such as adding some glow to the brim of a hat, lining the zipper of a hoodie for Shambhala, or decking out your bike for Burning Man.

 

Deluxe Multi Color EL Wire Kits

Our deluxe multi color EL wire kits are great for when you need multiple strands connected to one driver. Our kits come with 2 to 6 individual strands of EL wire, a splitter, and a driver designed to power that length of wire. The deluxe kits are great for medium to large projects such as decking out your bike, lighting up your campsite at the next music festival, or building that winning Halloween costume. The drivers are typically a little bigger than the starter kits, but on the upside the battery run-time is a lot longer.

 

Sewable EL Wire Kits

Our sewable EL wire kits are similar to the starter and deluxe kits except the wire included is a 'welted' version that is made for sewing. The welted EL wire has a small 1cm plastic tab that runs the length of the wire so you can sew or pin it to clothing & costumes. Regular EL wire can still be sewn using a loop method which can be more efficient depending on the design.

 

Sound Sensitive EL Wire Kits

Our Sound sensitive EL wire kits are extremely popular and make a great choice if you are going to be using it around music. These kits will dance, pulse and flash to the music when in sound mode. We sell single color EL wire kits as well as 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 color deluxe kits. These kits are great for parties and outdoor festivals, but sitting next to the speakers will have them fully lit as it can overwhelm the sensor.

 

 Which EL wire kit is the right kit for me?

It's better to round up when measuring your required amount as most people don't buy enough length the first time, and extra EL wire can be cut and capped. Picking out 2 funky colors will help your design stand out, the most popular combinations are blue & pink, lime & red, and purple and yellow. With all of our EL wire kits we highly recommend our 2m power extendersallowing you to keep the driver in your pocket or tucked away somewhere safe.