EL tape is ideal for lighting paths, steps and walkways, outlining any sort of shape or creating long lines of light in an unforgettable display.
|LENGTH(M) ||WIDTH(CM) ||WEIGHT(G) ||THICKNESS(MM) |
|10 ||2.5/1.5||260/160 ||0.6 ||1.5/0.8 |
|30 ||2.5/1.5||780/480 ||0.6 ||1.5/0.8 |
|50 ||2.5/1.5||1300/800 ||0.6 ||1.5/0.8 |
|100 ||2.5/1.5||2600/1600 ||0.6 ||1.5/0.8|
The tape comes in large rolls and can be manufactured in any width from
5 mm (about 0.2 inch) up to 60 cm (about 24 inches), with the most popular being the 24 mm (about 1 inch) tape. Included in the width measurement are very narrow clear borders where the laminating material seals and joins the front and back of the tape. For instance, the borders along the 24 mm tape are about 3 mm wide leaving an illuminated area 17 mm wide.
One length of tape can be as long as 50 meters, however individual tapes can be connected together for a run of almost any length. Special connectors can be used to take a run around a ninety degree angle.
Of course the flexible nature of EL tape allows it to be attached to almost any curved surface.
Electrical supply is provided through two split electrode foils that run the length of the tape. Connectors are normally attached at the ends, but can be placed at any point along the tape.
As are all EL products, EL tape is very light. It can also be manufactured in a full range of colours with green to blue-green being easiest and brightest and a pure white tape yielding a pure white light being the most difficult. A white light can be produced by an inexpensive, pinkish, coloured tape.