Recently I discovered E L wire “Electroluminescent wire (often abbreviated to EL wire) is a thin copper wire coated in a phosphor which glows when an ACCurrent is applied to it. It can be used in a wide variety of applications- vehicle and/or structure decoration,” ß source from Wikipedia. I wanted to marry my interest in cycling with lighting up the night rides with bright colored lights… since my bike was red I decided to buy red E L Wire and deck out my bicycle.
Step 1: Materials
The first step was to gather all the materials.
You will need zip ties
E L Wire and Battery controller “I used 30 feet of E L Wire you can decide to use more or less.
Please note using over 25 feet of E L Wire you will have to cut the E L wire or use multiple controllers.
I decided to put lights in my wheels I will explain how to do that also.
Head lamp optional
Small circuit power switch
Step 2: Light Up the Wheels
LED lights are used to light the wheels
Step 3: Features
Step 4: Conclusion
Here are various shots of the project