Oct 182015
drone courtshipAtelier D. Schlaepfer and Flyability made a two minute movie, featuring the magical encounter between two flying robots, or drone courtship. They used the world’s first drones capable of interacting with their environment and developed lighting and choreography to deliver a unique piece at the intersection of high-technology and art.
They used Cool Neon Hella Phat 5.0mm Wire. We loved this video and hope you will too, it is graceful and adept all at the same time.

To view the video on their website please click HERE.  We loved the backstage photos, you can see those HERE.
Thanks so much for sending us the video, we love sharing your work.
Benny and the Elves
Aug 282015

Cool Neon will be on holiday beginning Saturday, August 29th.

All orders placed through tonight at midnight, Friday, August 28rd will be shipped before we leave for the playa.  Walk-in shopping is now on vacation.

Please see our Instant Gratification category for pre-soldered Cool Neon wire. We have every color of ready-to-go 5-, 10- and 20-foot Plug and Play Units with the driver of your choice.

Please note: due to extreme last minute customer volume, order changes and returns can’t be processed until we return the second week of September, so please order cautiously.

  • If you miss our order deadline and are headed to the Playa, you can pick up some “Instant Gratification” items at
  • SaveMart grocery stores in Reno,
  • 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).
  • 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 starts Saturday. We’ll be back and glowing on Monday, September 14th.

Benny, Karen and the Elves

Aug 252015

Illuminated Boots!

Illuminated BootsWe are so happy Matt sent us this video of his fabulous boots that he created using Cool Neon’s Total Control Lighting.

boots on Vimeo.

Matt used TCL lights and our TCL “Gate-way” 512 Controller (TCLCG512) to create his illuminated boots. And he sent us some tips we want to share with you:

  • I’m using the four D batteries case with a extra long Y shaped cord you guys made me to go down the back of my legs.
  • I used Velcro + super glue to attach the velcro to the boots and lights so I can take them off if need be. I used the super glue because the heat from the Playa started to melt the sticky backing of the Velcro and would start to come off during the day. So the glue keeps it from coming off.
  • I wrapped the wires in-between the pixels with black electrical tape for two reasons.
    1. To help fortify the wires and make them more sturdy and not bend as much.
    2. To make them black and less visible.
    I’ve had them on the Playa 2 or 3 times so far and I have only had to replace them once.

San Francisco

So Matt, thanks for sending us this fun video and maybe we will cross paths on the Playa.

Benny, Karen and the Elves