NEW PRODUCTS! Electroluminescent (EL) Panels – 10cm x 10cm Red, White, Blue and Aqua
We spent a long time find the best panels with the brightest and most even colors – AND would work great with our pocket inverter. They’re in stock and we think you’re going to do some amazing things with them!
EL panel is the big sister to EL wire – it has the same glow effect but with a flat shape instead of a round shape. This is a big sheet of flexible plastic coated with EL material so its like one big glowing square. It emits an even glow over the entire shape. The glowing part of the panel is 10 cm x 10 cm (approx: 4″ x 4″). There’s a plastic coating is about 10.4cm x 10.4cm. Its covered in what seems to be PVC, the tape is thus weather-proof – but note that the connectors are NOT waterproof, just a bit of heat shrink. This isn’t something we would suggest leaving outdoors for extended periods.
You can attach it by sewing through the clear plastic edging, or gluing the back to a flat surface. It is flexible but will crease and damage if folded. You can cut the panel up as long as the shape you cut out is continuous and has the JST cable attached.
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How long is the attached power cable?
So how closely matched are they? Take 6 of the same color and light them up … what do they look like?
@KirAsh4 – they’re not – please review the note on the product page:
Please note! EL tape, EL wire and EL panel are made with different processes and so the color and brightness will not be consistent between the two: white tape, white wire and white panels will not necessarily match.
Yep, I did see that, but I assumed that was comparing tape against wire against panel. Not necessarily panel against panel, which is what I’m after. Presumably the panels are all made with the same process, yes?
@KirAsh4 – oh you mean 6 of the same exact panels with the same exact color, they’re nearly identical, but we haven’t compared hundreds yet so we can’t say if that’s always 100% true.
@thespleen – about 8″ / 21cm on the panel
Myah, hundreds is out of my scope anyway. 🙂 I was just curious what a grid of them would look like, you know, in case I decide create a costume out of them. 🙂