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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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  • Spring Music Festival Season Approaches

    At GlowCulture we are excited the spring music festival is just around the corner. Adding EL wire to your clothes, gear, bag, hat or other accessory is a great way to stand out in the huge music festival crowd. EL wire is a heat-free, efficient & colourful way of lighting yourself up. Our glow wire is available in 10 colours and 5 different lengths, and also comes in a sewable version. All EL wire is powered by a small inverter that will have either a blink, fully lit, sound activated mode (or all 3) and will run off of 1-8 batteries depending on size. Adding EL wire to a hoodie is a super easy way to add some glow to your outfit, just sew it along the edges of the zipper and up around the hood.

    Have fun this year at Coachella with some our glowing EL wire glasses, you'll have people coming up to you all night asking what they are. Our glow glasses will stay lit up for over 10 hours running on 2 AA batteries. We also offer an upgraded driver that will have the glasses blink, pulse and fade to music and sound which makes them the perfect glowing music festival accessory.

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.