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Discussion in 'New Member Board' started by monkk, Dec 22, 2005.

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Do you ever use el wire or el tape for lighting?

  1. yes

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  2. no

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  3. what's that?

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  1. monkk

    monkk Member

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    Hello everyone, I am not involved in any aspect of theater, I am just very visually-oriented and have a strange fascination with lights.

    Looks like a great site!
     
  2. CHScrew

    CHScrew Active Member

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    Welcome to CB. I hope this site has everything your looking for
     
  3. monkk

    monkk Member

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    el wire

    Thanks CHScrew!

    Note: El wire (short for "electroluminescent wire") also called neonstring, or glow wire, is flexible wire that lights up. The Blue Man Group use it a lot in their show. Here is a picture of some blue wire I took in my hallway:

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    I love seeing other people's pictures of what they have done with el wire. It's a relatively new technology, and most people are not familiar with it yet.

    Eric
     
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  5. monkk

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    wow!

    Woah, thanks for the tip, Phil! That looks very intersting indeed! I am registering right now. It's all about light! :)

    monkk
     
  6. soundman1024

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    I've used el wire for lighting, only in my computer case though. I voted yes since I've used it for lighting, but I wanted to comment making sure everyone knew it was for a computer, not for professoinal application.
     
  7. monkk

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    That's cool soundman. You wouldn't have a picture of it would you?
     
  8. ManOfLights

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    I have never had an time where i have had to use el wire or el tape
     
  9. lightbyfire

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    I recently used el wire (lighttape by electro-luminx) in a show where the set was an abstraction of a computer chip, the tape made up the filaments connecting the transistors. It can be expensive, but the effect is well worth it.
     
  10. SketchyCroftPpl

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    Wow that stuff looks really cool, does anyone have a site for like how much it is to buy or anything like that? Doupt I have enough to really get any of it but it looks wicked sweet.

    ~Nick
     
  11. jelliott

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    I'm glad you shared the "light string". I'm designing a production of Fiddler on The Roof and have an idea of how to use this during the dream scene. Great stuff from Texas!

    Jim Elliott
    Production Manager
    The Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts
    Amarillo TX
     

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