freeform light:
December 9, 2001 6:44 PM   Subscribe

freeform light: glowing wires, cool to the touch. uses very little power, and usable for...anything you need to light. really beautiful light sculptures waiting to be created.
posted by patricking (7 comments total)
This stuff is great, I bought about 30 feet's worth for halloween for a glowing tron costume. Elwire and a hot glue gun goes a long way. In case lots of free drinks and high fives everywhere I went that night.
posted by skallas at 7:05 PM on December 9, 2001

So cool. I think I'm going to use this stuff to make geek art christmas presents.
posted by rdr at 7:42 PM on December 9, 2001

I love decorating with light and this just makes it much easier!
posted by Lynsey at 9:28 PM on December 9, 2001

Burning Man is crazy with EL wire.
posted by bug138 at 9:32 PM on December 9, 2001

Surely you've seen fiber optics before!

I love the look of it, especially the kind with the rotating color lenses that create slow-moving spectrums throughout the cord. (You may have seen this if you've ever visted the Northstar resort in Lake Tahoe, CA).

If this catches on, maybe the dying art of neon-lit signs, which are high-maintanance and expensive, will make a comeback.
posted by Down10 at 11:29 PM on December 9, 2001

Hee hee. Here's what I did with it at BM2K1. And here's something much cooler I saw there. Fabulous stuff. will sell you all you can buy. Ain't cheap! And it ain't fiber optics, neither!
posted by scarabic at 12:05 AM on December 10, 2001

Definitely not fiber optics. Cool neon is essentially a TV tube in a wire. There's really only one color - the aqua of phosphorescence. The other colors are from outer coatings.
posted by badstone at 10:14 AM on December 10, 2001

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