EL wire, or electroluminescent wire, is a flexible wire with phosphor coating. Apply the appropriate voltage and it lights up! It looks a lot like a thin flexible neon tube. They come in many bright colors (check below for other colors) and can be driven pretty easily with an inverter. Because this is a “chasing” EL wire you will see the glowing red light seemingly move across the length of itself as if it were flowing out the end, this feature allows you to add some really amazing lighting effects to your next project!
This particular wire is 3m (almost 10 feet) in length, 2.3mm in diameter and comes terminated with a 4-pin JST SMP connector. Each EL wire is also designed to be driven at 3.3V with an inverter. The connector works perfectly with the inverter and pigtail that have come out with this EL wire line, which can both be found in the Recommended Products section below.