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Help to choose EL Wire

If EL Wire is the right material for your project then you are in the right place
in this store we proudly offer the worlds finest selections of EL Wire and accessories

Below you will find details of premier quality and specialist EL Wires as well as choices to suit every budget

* Please note we only supply EL Wire that already has a connector attached to it*

this means there should be no need for you to get involved with a soldering iron (unless of course you want to) and everything is simply ‘plug and play’

for that reason we generally stick to having these lengths of EL Wire in Stock:

10cm, 50cm, 1metre, 3metre, 5metre, 10m, 15m, 25m, 50m  and 100metre

all with a connector already soldered in place ready for the EL Wire to be plugged into a splitter or EL Driver

(Other custom lengths can be arranged for you but it is unlikely they will be sent out the same day.)

The standard El Wire comes in 4 diameters (1.3mm, 2.3mm, 3.2mm, 5mm)
these EL Wires are a different thickness but it is worth remembering that the core running through the middle is exactly the same in all these – it is just the sleeve that is thicker
(this can effect the brightness with 1.3mm being the brightest and 5mm being least bright)


Types of EL Wire


1.3mm EL Wire

is £4 per metre
This is often called ‘Angel Hair’ and is useful for weaving into tight shapes1_4elwire-150
this wire and the ULTRA EL Wire are the only ones that hold their shape rigidly when bent
it is £4 per metre and available in these lengths:

(10cm, 50cm, 1m, 3m, 5m, 10m, 15m and 30m)



2.3mm EL Wire

is £2.50 per metre
This is the cheapest mass produced standard EL wireel-wire-colours-with-labels-150
and  is the type of wire you would get in cheap ebay blister packs
we always source it from a decent manufacturer so it is not so prone to bending fatigue as other 2.3mm el wire you may find for sale
(1m, 3m, 5m, 15m and 100m)



3.2mm EL Wire

is £3 per metre
This high quality wire is good for most applications,pile-of-el-wirex
it is strong, durable and still about as bright as the 3.2mm el wire
having a thicker sleeve offers support for the copper core, helping to prevent failing because of continual bending
This is called bending fatigue and unfortunately the copper in the core of the wire is prone to this stress
the sleeve on this wire can only go so far to prevent this wearing away,

users of EL Wire should remember not to place the wire where this type of bending will occur (eg elbows and knees)

(50cm, 1m, 3m, 5m, 10m, 25m and 50m)


5mm wire EL Wire

is the thickest sleeve we offer
there are some projects that demand a thicker wire

If you want the EL Wire chunky look, then this is the one is for you
(10cm, 1m, 3m, 5m, and 10m)


Speciality EL Wires


Ultra EL Wire (2.6mm)

is £6 per metre
this is the next generation of EL Wire
It is the brightest available EL Wire with a thicker glowing core than the standard EL Wireultra-el-wire-150
The thick copper core also means this wire rigidly holds its shape when bent
It is important to note that The Ultra wire needs more power than standard EL Wire to make it glow
It uses standard EL Wire Drivers but you have to double the amount of EL Wire to reach the correct rating
eg 10m of Ultra EL Wire needs a driver that is designed for 20m of standard EL Wire

If it is premium quality wire you need then Ultra EL Wire is the one for you
We supply it in 2.6mm but it is also available in 5mm upon request
(50cm, 1m, 2m, 3m, 5m, 10m, 25m)



Sewable Piping EL Wire (2.3mm)

– £3.50 per metresewable-el-wire-spiral-150
This wire has a tag running alongside it that means it can be easily sewn into the seams,not only in cars but as piping along the seams inside vehicles
(50cm, 1m, 3m, 5m, 15m)



Standard Chasing EL Wire (2.3mm)

– £5 per metrechasing-el-wire
Chasing EL Wire has to be seen to be believed
it requires its own type of Chasing Driver that is different than the standard EL Wires Driver
(50cm, 1m, 3m, 5m, 10m, 20m)



ULTRA Chasing EL Wire (3.2mm)

£12 per metre
Ultra-chasing-el-wire-150 This is made using 3 strands of Ultra EL Wire, and therefore is much brighter than the standard Chasing EL Wire
it needs a dedicated Chasing Driver to make it glow and like the Ultra wire it also requires more power to maintain this brightness
for the Ultra Chasing EL Wire you need to Double the length of the wire to reach the rating for the driver

5m of Ultra Chasing EL Wire needs a driver rated for 10m of Standard Chasing EL Wire
(33cm, 1m, 3m, 5m)



Multicoloured EL Wire (5mm)

£6 per metremulticoloured-el-wire-spiral-150

This a 5mm EL Wire with a multicoloured coating over the top

(1m, 5m, 15m, 25m)

(3m is sold out and we do not plan to restock since we have to order 3km at a time!)



Double Core EL Wire (3.2mm)

– £5 per metredouble-core-el-wire-150
Double Core Wire is now in the bargain bucket and is being discontinued as the Ultra EL Wire is now easily the brightest and our premier EL Wire
this wire does have two EL Wires running through the inside of the sleeve so you will have to remember you are running twice as much EL Wire and use the correct Driver
Double core is clearly brighter than standard wire, but it is not as bright as the Ultra EL Wire
(3m, 5m, 10m, 20m)


EL Driver

it is not only the EL Wire that must be selected carefully but also the EL Driver
the higher amount of EL Wire the EL Driver is rated for, the brighter it will make the EL Wire glow

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