My Daughter has asked me to design an illuminated handbag so she can find her keys in the dark?

My Daughter has asked me to design an illuminated handbag so she can find her keys in the dark?
I know that I could do it with LED's but I would prefer to use some kind of illuminated material (electroluminescent?) if such a thing exists.

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snotty5 years ago
Yeah, I saw a handbag with electrolumisescent lining online a few years back. Some design student made it.
snotty snotty5 years ago
Here it is: http://www.treehugger.com/style/suntrap-handbag.html
It's solar powered and designed by Rosanna Kilfedder
There is always EL wire. You can buy it already assembled, so you don't have to worry about shocks or burns. Also it is available in a variety of colors.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003J9BB8Y/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_3?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B003J98LZA&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=19SHFPVFJEXJASA7T5P9
(Just an example, you can find much better prices by shopping around)

https://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-add-EL-wire-to-a-coat-or-other-garment/
(should help with attaching it to the handbag)
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hellrider756 years ago
yes that really exists >>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electroluminescence
here you can buy electroluminescent things>>>http://electroluminescence-inc.com/
True that. Just be careful with the power supply and wiring, since it will give someone quite a shock if the leads are touched.