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EL Wire Basics

EL Wire is a bit tricky if all you want to do is glow. But there's a lot to know about the technology, as well as helpful information to get you addicted to it. EL Wire is a thin copper wire that gives off a beautiful glow when an electric charge is applied. There are 10 colors of EL Wire, and each wire has it's own unique characteristics. Typically EL Wire is used for safety as well as costuming. It has such a low power point that it can run off as little as watch batteries to make it glow! 

Here are some basic operating specs on the wire:

Normal Diameter: 2.6(mm)
Colors: Vibrant Blue, Bawdy Blue, Magnetic Green, Lucky Green, Charged Orange, Fiendish Red, Lavender White, Citron Yellow, Brilliant Pink and Pistol Purple
Shape: column form, square, strap, two colors, three colors, etc.
The longest wire: 200m
Capacitance: 4.6nF/M
Tensile Force: <1 kg 
Luminescence Index: 30-90Cd/M2
Applicable Temperature:  -40 to 60   
Average Life: 3000-6000 hours
Proper Working Condition:  120V, 1000Hz  
Power: 0.2 W/m
Preservation time: 1-3 years,
preservation temperature: 10-30C
Relative humidity: 50%
Standard test condition: AC115V, 400Hz, relative humidity: 50%

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