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Lightwire is a flexible copper wire coated with phosphor that glows when excited by high frequency AC. When illuminated, the light emitted from the lightwire appears with a 'neon look' and is cool to the touch.

Lightwire is very flexible and can be bent to any shape. It is great for costumes, masks, signage, theater props and bicycle illumination, as well as a host of other applications. The life of illuminated Lightwire will last for thousands of hours.

We offer two types of Lightwire, standard brightness (comes in three gauges) and high brightness (comes in two gauges). The natural color of Lightwire is aqua and additional colors are determined by the colored sheath that surrounds it. (See our chart below for available colors.)

Our Lightwire comes in a variety of gauges. The thickness of the sheath sets the Lightwire gauge which ranges from 1.2 mm to 5.0 mm thickness.

Available Colors
(cut to your specs)
available colors

Wire Gauge
Thicknesses
gauges

Lightwire is available in our store in lengths of one foot or longer. You must specify the COLOR and LENGTH (in feet) of EACH purchase on your shopping cart page. When ordering DIY Lightwire lengths, also order a Lightwire-side snap connector for each Lightwire segment you order. If you want your Lightwire lengths soldered, "Plug & Play" (SOLDERING FEE: $4.00 per each length soldereded--billed as "Handling Fee" in the Shopping Cart), you must order from the righthand "Add to Cart" button. Before you place your order, please review our ORDERING INFO and SHIPPING & RETURNS pages.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Purchasing Lightwire raw stock requires a basic DIY knowledge of how to solder Lightwire to lead wire and assemble Lightwire components into a functional project. Not sure where to start? We have kits available in the KITS section of our store. We also conduct ongoing WORKSHOPS. If you have a special project in mind, you may find what you need on our
CUSTOM ORDERS page. Otherwise, call or email Light 'N Wire Productions. Our advice is FREE!


SHOP FOR LIGHTWIRE:

1-STANDARD BRIGHTNESS
  3-LEAD WIRE
4-SNAP RELEASE CONNECTORS


STANDARD BRIGHTNESS LIGHTWIRE

ANGEL WIRE

LW-AW01

1.2 mm diameter

$1.15/ft

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Angel wire is our thinnest and most flexible of all our wire gauges as well as the most delicate. It is excellent for costumes, indoor sculptures and jewelry work. Angel Wire is recommended for mostly indoor use, as this diameter is sunlight sensitive.

Note: NOT recommended for outdoor use.

Colors: Aqua, Blue, Lime Green, Red, White, Yellow, Green, & Purple

Color
Color
(ALL LIGHTWIRE ORDERS: Add total footage of length desired in Shopping Cart "Quantity")
|—DIYers: Select Color & Add to Cart Here—|
|—Plug & Play: Select Color & Add to Cart Here includes Soldering—|

STANDARD WIRE

LW-SW02

2.3 mm diameter

$1.30/ft

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Standard Lightwire can bend into a circle as small as a pencil. It has an additional outer vinyl sheath for more durability. It is an excellent choice for all uses including costumes, sculptures, signs and bicycle decoration. It can be used for both indoor and outdoor applications.

Note: Can be illuminated in steady state, blink, strobe, and sequenced modes.
Approximate shelf life is 2500 hours.

Colors: Aqua, Blue, Lime Green, Red, Orange, White, Yellow, Green, Purple & Coral

Color
Color
(ALL LIGHTWIRE ORDERS: Add total footage of length desired in Shopping Cart "Quantity")
|—DIYers: Select Color & Add to Cart Here—|
|—Plug & Play: Select Color & Add to Cart Here includes Soldering—|

HIGH BRIGHTNESS LIGHTWIRE

HIGH BRIGHTNESS STANDARD WIRE

LW-HBSW04

2.5 mm diameter

$1.50/ft

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NEW! Lightwire is now available in a high brightness (2.5 mm) format. High Brightness Lightwire is about 150% BRIGHTER than Standard Brightness Lightwire. It is stiffer (curl it around your finger and it will hold that spiral shape!) and perfect for many applications. High Brightness Lightwire dims to half brightness after about 3,000 hours of continuous use (frequency dependent), 500 more hours compared to our Standard Brightness Lightwire.

 

 
Colors: Aqua, Blue, Red, White, Yellow, Green, Purple & Coral

Color
Color

(ALL LIGHTWIRE ORDERS: Add total footage of length desired in Shopping Cart "Quantity")

|—DIYers: Select Color & Add to Cart Here—|
|—Plug & Play: Select Color & Add to Cart Here includes Soldering—|

HIGH BRIGHTNESS PHATT WIRE

LW-HBPW05

5.0 mm diameter

$1.60/ft

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High Brightness Phatt Lightwire has a thicker outer sheath making it very useful for outdoor use in signage, art cars, public art enhancements, stage sets & props, and scupture.

 

Colors: Aqua, Blue, Red, White, Yellow, Green, Purple & Coral

Color
Color
(ALL LIGHTWIRE ORDERS: Add total footage of length desired in Shopping Cart "Quantity")
|—DIYers: Select Color & Add to Cart Here—|
|—Plug & Play: Select Color & Add to Cart Here includes Soldering—|

LEAD WIRE

LEAD WIRE

LW-LW01

$0.50/ft

Lead Wire

Leadwire is used to extend the Lightwire design from the initial point, coming from the driver/battery and non-lighted part of the design, to the point where the Lightwire actually starts--frequently 10 inches or more from the driver. (Solder to Lightwire side connector lead wires on one end and solder other end to Lightwire as described in our Soldering Quick Reference (PDF) . The length of lead wire does not affect the length/amount of Lightwire that the driver can light up.)

Note: We use 24-gauge, stranded speaker wire as lead wire. Purchase from Light 'N Wire, but also obtainable at electronic stores,

 


SOLDERING AIDS

DIY ASSEMBLY KIT

LW-DIY01

$12.00

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For those putting together their own Lightwire assemblies together, our Lightwire DIY kit offers the following resources to self-solder your project together, including:
   - Copper tape for binding 'wrap wire' to main Lightwire
   - Heat shrink for insulating Lightwire
   - Wire ties to help attach Lightwire as required to your project.

For Lighwire soldering info, please download Basic Workshop Guide


SNAP RELEASE CONNECTORS

DRIVER SIDE CONNECTOR

SNR-DSC01

 

$.50/ea

Drlver side connector


The Driver Side Connector allows Lightwire to be swapped out with the same length of a different color as needed.

Note: Solders to driver side.

 


LIGHTWIRE SIDE CONNECTOR

SNR-LSC02

 

$.50/ea

Lightwire side connector


The Lightwire Side Connector allows Lightwire to be swapped out with the same length of a different color as needed.

Note: Solders to wire side.

 


Y SPLITTER

SNR-YS03

$1.50/ea

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The Y Splitter is used to attach two different colored Lightwires to the same driver.

Note: Attaches on the driver side for dual color use.

 

QUAD CONNECTOR

SNR-QD01

 

$2.25

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The Quad Connector can attach four strands of lightwire to a single driver.

Note: Invaluable helper!

 

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