White LEDs / New LED developments

Steve Sheckells stevenvi at pacbell.net
Wed Mar 29 08:51:21 CEST 2000

LIVE WIRE has been around for a couple years. The wires are really neat but
the are not very bright. Apparently brightness is increased by increasing
the frequency from anywhere up to ~400 hz. This makes for brighter but the
life can decrease to a few hundred hours. There are some very cool uses but
it is still pricey. There is a company out of Camarillo, Calif that makes an
Electroluminescent material that is about as thick as a couple sheets of
paper. This stuff is very bright and I have seen it up to 24" wide and
almost as long as you would want but it sells for $$/square inch
Steve Sheckells
----- Original Message -----
From: Dan Gendreau <gendreau at rochester.rr.com>
To: Synth-DIY <synth-diy at node12b53.a2000.nl>; <blacet at metro.net>
Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2000 7:39 PM
Subject: RE: White LEDs / New LED developments

> > These would make nice little console lamps on a mini gooseneck. Too
> > bright and a bit expensive for indicator use though...but you could
> > filter these with a gel and get ANY color!
> >
> If you think that's cool, wait till you see THIS!
> Light emitting wires! It looks really neat!
> http://www.jdr.com/interact/item.asp?itemno=gr-livewire
> I'm not sure of the details on how these work, but it would be really cool
> if there were extra conductors in there. Can you imagine using them for
> patch cables in your modular! :)
> They look a bit pricey, but I am sure they will come down in time.
> -Dan Gendreau

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