Howdy from Houston

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


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monkk

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Dec 22, 2005
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!
 

monkk

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Dec 22, 2005
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:



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
 

monkk

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Dec 22, 2005
wow!

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

monkk
 

soundman1024

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Oct 15, 2004
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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.
 

monkk

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Dec 22, 2005
soundman1024 said:
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.
That's cool soundman. You wouldn't have a picture of it would you?
 

lightbyfire

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Jul 28, 2005
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Northern Virginia
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.
 

jelliott

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Feb 5, 2007
Location
Houston TX
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