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GlowCulture.com has been helping fun people glow big for years with the highest quality EL wire & kits available. We strive to be the best online shopping experience you have ever had.

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We've written an easy to understand guide on the basics of EL wire and how it works. If you are new to EL wire or just have a few questions please take a quick look at our handy guide.

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  • Happy New Year, 2016 is going to be bright!

    We would like to wish everyone a happy new year and offer our thanks for making 2015 such a great year. 2016 is gearing up to be amazing and we are very excited with the new glow gear we will be bringing you! Stay tuned for some announcements on new items and some killer sales we will have in the near future. We are planning on bringing in some new models in our EL wire glasses lineup, as well as re-stocking our super popular LED string lights. Like us on Facebook to get special deals as well as hear about our latest giveaways.
     

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EL Wire Buyers Guide

EL wire is a great way to add a fun glow to clothing, costumes, backpacks, hats, bikes, and more. EL wire is heat-free and produces a nice 360 degree glow that is easy on the eyes and eye catching at the same time.  EL wire is available in 10 colors and many different lengths depending on your needs. The glow wire is flexible to allow for intricate designs and is easy to attach. EL wire (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 color, and the cover also protects the inside from the elements and protects you from the electricity. 

 

Here is a breakdown of our 4 main kit types:

 

EL Wire Starter Kits

OurEL wire starter kits offer a great way to get started with EL wire as they contain everything you need to get started, simply select one of our extra bright and colorful EL wires and it is paired with the proper driver (inverter, power source, etc) to light it up. These kits are great for smaller projects such as adding some glow to the brim of a hat, or lining the zipper of a hoodie.  The drivers (power units) are typically very small and easy to conceal, making them easy to carry around.

 

Deluxe Multi Color EL Wire Kits

If you are looking for a little more color our deluxe multi color EL wire kits are great for customers looking for multiple colors or EL wire strands. We offer these kits in a range of 2-6 pieces of EL wire all powered by one driver with a splitter to connect them all together. The deluxe kits are great for medium to large projects such as decking out your bike, building a glowing flagpole, or building that winning halloween costume. The drivers (power unit) 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 very 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 allowing it to be stitched through or stapled/pinned to clothing. This wire is optimal for attaching to costumes along seams so that the excess plastic can be hidden. Regular EL wire can still be sewn using a loop method and is sometimes more efficient depending on the design.

 

Sound Sensitive EL Wire Kits

Our Sound sensitive EL wire kits are some of our best-selling kits for a great reason! The sound activated EL wire will jump to the beat of music and sound thanks to the sound activated driver included in the kits. We carry single color EL wire kits that are sound activated, as well as 6 color deluxe sound activated kits. These kits will make you the light of the party!

 

 Which EL wire kit is the right kit for me?

Choosing an EL wire kit can be confusing if it is your first time.  The main things to focus on will be the length of EL wire needed and the amount of wires/colors you need. The best way to determine the total length of wire needed would be to trace your design out using string and then measure the string. It is always better to go slightly longer and hide or trim the excess EL wire as opposed to coming up short. If you want multiple colors then our deluxe kits would be your best option as they come with up to 6 different colors. With all of our EL wire kits we highly recommend our 2m power extenders allowing you to keep the driver in your pocket or tucked away somewhere safe.