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

 

May 172016
 
cool neon maker faire MACome See Us, Saturday & Sunday, May 20th and 21st

Well of course we are going to be at the Maker Faire again this year, because that is who you are, Makers.
So come on out to see us!

Maker Faire is a full-blown community fair that celebrates making, invention and creativity.  This family-friendly event brings together science, art, craft, homesteading and engineering plus music, food, workshops, and performance, and showcases the amazing work of makers across the San Francisco Bay and beyond.

Look for us next to our LITEWALL (See photo above) in Fiesta Hall’s Dark Room in Zone 3.

And we are excited to tell you that Benny once again is going to be a presenter at the Maker Faire.

Benny’s Presentation:

Q&A about beautiful Total Control Lighting projects 

DATE, TIME & LOCATION: 

Zone 2 Make: Electronics
Saturday, 5/21/16, 3:45 PM to Saturday, 5/21/16, 4:10 PM

Where: San Mateo County Events Center, C – Electronics Stage

You are not going to want to miss any of it!

Our booth will be open:
Saturday 10am – 7pm
Sunday 10am – 6pm
We look forward to seeing you there!
Benny, Gian, and the Elves

 

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