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    EL Tape? like electrical tape or something else?

    I would drill a hole inside but diameeter of the rod is to close to my 5mm led rod is lie 6.8mm, i need to use frinds CNC to get the whole right in the midle then
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    electroluminescent wire:

    one of the first results i found(very common for rc planes/helis for nighttime flying):
    http://www.glowire.com/plugplay.htm

    the problems that i have seen with el wire is that it is very dim during the day-- i have not seen any that is very bright(though i only tried one brand)

    when i originally did my headlight retro, i got some streetwires brand stuff, and it was barely visible in complete darkness..

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    Thats the wire form, you can get strip.

    Heres a car covered in the stuff.... I mean covered! lol

    [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOR9F1iaY04[/media]

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    I like those glowing decals
    So that is some sort of electrical material attached to the body that emits light?
    Any links where i can buy that material? how thick it is?
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    It's just like a vinyl sticker. The tape I'm suggesting is sticky on the lit side so you would fix it to the back of the acrylic tube allowing the like to shine through evenly.

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    they look somewaht expansive
    Can I cut 1 pannel in many pannels?
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    I believe so, I haven't personally used sheet just wire and tape. For your application tape is a cheap method to achieve what you're after.

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    well im not really after anything just messing around
    i saw 5 feet 8mm wide tape on ebay for $6
    Probably will get it to play around.

    Site says i need 12V inverter.... what does inverter do? is it geting curent up like in florecent lamps? or its really just 12V adapter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tempgp View Post
    EL Tape? like electrical tape or something else?
    Use HVAC tape. Its literally tin foil with an adhesive side.

    I would drill a hole inside but diameeter of the rod is to close to my 5mm led rod is lie 6.8mm, i need to use frinds CNC to get the whole right in the midle then[/QUOTE]
    I've done it freehand. First use the thinnest bit you have, then go up to the desired mm. But of course if you have a drill press available... then yeah do that.

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