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Which EL wire kit do you choose?

We have plenty of information and over the coming months we will be up-loading that. In the meantime you can email us for advice.

If you don't want to wait for that response, see the table below for a comparison of the two major types of EL wire.

Ultrabright 3.2mm diameter

Ultrabright Plus 2.6mm diameter



Really bright


Floppy texture

Some shape memory




Power requirements

Approx 2mA per 10cm

Approx 4mA per 10cm

Great for

Most applications

Do not use on flex points on the body or it will ‘kink’.


Can curl around a pencil

Can curl on a tighter radius


Thicker vinyl coating prevents the user from repeatedly bending and straightening so it is potentially more resistant to damage.

Can be bent and straightened a few times but not advised as this action will stress the fine internal radial wires. This EL is better when installed and left in place.

Weather proof

Not good in UV

Not good in UV