Aug 272016

Cool Neon is on vacation beginning Saturday, August 27th.

All orders placed through midnight, Friday, August 26th were shipped before we left for the Playa.
Walk-in shopping is now on vacation.

  • If you missed our order deadline and are headed to the Playa, you can pick up some “Instant Gratification” items at:
  • Pages Market, 488 Main St., Cederville CA 96104 530-279-2626
  • Corner Store, 600 Main St,, Cederville CA 96104 530-279-2466
  • Piedmont Boutique on Haight St. in San Francisco,
  • and a wider variety of products at Al Lasher’s Electronics , 1734 University Ave. in Berkeley (their phone # is 510-843-5915)
  • SaveMart grocery store in Reno, 525 Keystone Ave., Reno NV 89503
  • PolyEsthers Costume Boutique, 655 S Virginia St, Reno, NV 89501 (775) 420-5050
  • Reno Bike Project — 775-323-4488 — They have extended hours for the playa-bound: Saturday and Sunday from 10 am – 6 pm.

Our annual Playa vacation has started. We’ll be back and glowing on In the second week of September.

Benny, Gian and the Elves

Jul 262016

Cool Neon Soldering Party

Come learn the (really simple) skill of soldering EL Wire –
and light up your creations!
Our annual Cool Neon Soldering Party! They are here again!
An Annual tradition since ’99. ALWAYS FREE!

NOON – 6PM The first 3 Saturdays in August — 6th, 13th, and 20th
1433 Mandela Parkway, Oakland, CA 94607

Come to our shop in Oakland to learn everything you need to know to get you glowing.
Bring your ideas, bikes, vehicles, outfits, questions, patience, kids, friends, and enthusiasm.

While you are here you can test ride our Social Revolution – a 2 to 3 person Playa tricycle.

Cool Neon Soldering Party

The Light Room in our Shop

AND, see all the new additions to our product line since our shop will be open.
In addtion, order pick-up and in-store shopping Tuesday – Friday 11 AM – 4 PM.
We are conveniently located near the base of the Bay Bridge in Oakland.

Call us, Benny or Gian anytime with questions.

(510) 547-5878

We can’t wait to see you and your projects glowing on the playa!

Benny, Gian and the Elves

Photo: Bryan Alberstadt


Apr 152016
Friday-Night-Fish-Fry 1

Artist Chuck Miller lights Dream Window 18  in the original pattern & sequence using Cool Neon EL wire.

We are so honored that Chuck Miller lights his art work with Cool Neon Wire.  Chuck is an artist who takes antique windows, pops out the existing glass and replaces it with stained glass, art glass and Miller’s own original photography.  He calls his creation Dream Window.  Dream Window 18 is considered his most technically complicated but emotionally satisfying work to date.  His emotional attachment comes from the many times he admired this sign as a boy in Albany NY’s historic Capital District.  Much of the Capitol District’s iconic architecture was torn down over time and metal from many of the unique neon signs, sold for scrap.  Dream Window 18 uses Cool Neon wire to light his photo in the same pattern and rhythm as the original sign did for generations.  You can read the full article along with video of the finished work, here.

The Cool Neon products he used to light is work are:

Great work Chuck! We love the way you use multimedia to create something new while paying homage to the past.
 Benny, Gian and the Elves