Itsgottabmember
244 posts
Location: NZ


Posted:
does anybody know if there is fabric that is some how reactive with electrical currents and so lights up

kmactanemember
97 posts
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA


Posted:
Fabric that lights up? That would be fab -- fabu, even.Sadly, I doubt that such a thing exists. If you can make do with just wire, you can get electro-luminescent wire (aka EL wire) from a variety of places online. www.clubtoys.com comes to mind immediately; going to www.google.com and searching on "electroluminescent wire", "el wire" and so on should get you quite a few others.I figure that if EL fabric existed, people would be making clothes for club kids out of it. Since I haven't seen any such things on the market, I expect it doesn't exist. But that's just theorizing, and doesn't mean squat compared to reality.
Non-Https Image Link

adamricepoo-bah
1,015 posts
Location: Austin TX USA


Posted:
Yeah, I made a suit with EL wire for halloween. Fun stuff. I got it from www.coolneon.com (they're nice folks). The thing you've got to be aware of with it is that it is *very* temperamental, and you'll quickly get dim or dark spots where there's frequent bending.

Laugh while you can, monkey-boy


Posted:
of course, although its done to death, UV reactive clothing is a cheaper alternative...you can get battery powered UVs and UV glowsticks to make you glow with no apparent power source (for mobile applications).Josh

HOP Newsletter
Sign up to get the latest on sales, new releases and more...