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

Aug 202016

Cool Neon EL Wire

  • We know you have been wondering whether there is still time to order some bright lights for the Playa.
  • YES, you can!
  • We’ll be shipping all orders received through 11:59 pmFriday, August 26th.
  • For off-the-shelf items (i.e. not custom soldering), we ship most orders the same day or the next at the latest.
  • For addresses east of Nevada, USPS Priority Mail (for $9) can get to almost everywhere in the country in two days.
  • Or you can always choose FedEx Overnight, 2-day or 3-day express shipping too.
  • For more information about shipping, click HERE.

Fun Ways To Stay Illuminated On The Playa!

Pocket Plasma.  A disc of plasma light that reacts to music
Rainbow Tassles.  A burst of all 10 of our High Bright and Hella Phat colors
Fuze Necklaces.  Polished quartz necklaces that radiate a spectrum of light
Cool Neon Sunglasses
Look at all of our Instant Gratification items for Cool Neon EL wire that’s ready to wear, including our 5ft plug and play unit, 10ft and 20ft options.
For more advanced costumes, our Total Control Lighting paired with a Gateway Controller.

And we have some fun and interesting items you have never seen before, check them out HERE

Rainbow Tassles will need a driver.  We suggest the AA Handheld.

Pocket Plasmas, drivers, and Plug & Play kits will need batteries.

If you’d like some soldering help, project advice, or extra time to shop, Cool Neon will be having it’s last Soldering Party in our Oakland shop on Saturday August 22 at 1433 Mandela Pkwy, Oakland, CA.

For inspiration to make your own costumes, you can take a look at:

A great tutorial about how use Cool Neon Total Control Lighting in a costume!

Cool Neon Electroluminescent Wire and Leather Necklace (with Instructable)

How to make a Stickman Costume

Doodle Dudes


A Costume Going to the Playa in 2012

Check out our Tutorials for more technical info.

See you on the playa!

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