5mm THICK EL Wire @ £4 per metre


If you don’t already have a driver, please purchase a suitable one, separately, here.



The 5mm wire is the least bright of the different types of EL Wire, but is ideal for outdoor applications – Sunlight is not good for EL Wire and the thick coating on this wire protects it

Some people also prefer this thicker wire for its ‘chunky neon cable’ look

The colours we have at present are:

Light  Blue (Tron Blue), Purple, Deep Blue, Pink, Red, Orange, Yellow, Grass Green, Lime Green, Turquoise-Green and White

This 5mm thick EL wire is available in 10cm, 1metre, 3metre, 5metre and 10metre lengths.

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This wire comes with a standard connector so simply plugs into any EL Driver

by using splitters you can also connect different strands to the same driver

EL wire has loads of uses

It has an amazing neon string effect when decorating the interior or exterior of cars, can be used inside and outside houses and can even be threaded into clothes and hats

This wire comes as ‘plug and play’ but if you want to get more technical you can be cut into smaller lengths

Our EL inverters can run many strips of wire as long as the total length of the wire is under the inverters maximum capacity

With some care, the EL wire can be attached to speaker wire to make patterns or extend the wire over gaps where it isn’t needed

Joining tape and tubing for re-attaching the wire are available from this store

– this is if you want to cut the EL wire and rejoin it or perhaps attach some wire to a different inverter

Cutting the wire into the length you choose is simple… but rejoining it takes care and attention.

You will also definitely need some wire strippers

You can happily use the joining tape and heat shrink tubing for a decent join but if the joint is likely to encounter stress (e.g. if it is threaded into clothes that will then be bent and jostle) or if the join may be hard to reach (e.g. behind a panel in a car) then we would advise soldering to avoid future hassle

There are How-tos and a forum on the site to get some great tips

el wire and el tape

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