Aug 142014

camp manifestationWe love it when our customers are happy! We got this note the other day and wanted to share it with you!

Yay from Camp Manifestation!
We love the way you will light our home!
Jenjen Wong

camp manifestation2And here is the sign unlit.

And just in case you wanted to know they used Blue Hella Phat Cool Neon Electroluminescent Wire.

We are getting pretty excited, are YOU?

Benny, Karen and the Elves

Jul 142014
2013 Soldering Party

2013 Soldering Party

Come learn the (really simple) skill of soldering EL Wire – and light up your creations!

Our annual Soldering Parties at Cool Neon are here again, an annual tradition since ’99, always free. 

NOON – 6PM: Saturday, August 16th.

Come to our shop in Oakland to learn everything you need to know to get you glowing. Soldering workshops and project advice are always free. Bring your ideas, bikes, vehicles, outfits, questions, patience, kids, friends, and enthusiasm.

Social Revolution Bike and Patent

Social Revolution Bike and Patent

While there, you can test ride our Social Revolution, the 2-3 person playa tricycle.

The Light Room in our Shop

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, Karen, and Gian anytime with questions.


1433 Mandela Parkway

Oakland, CA 94607

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

Benny, Karen, Gian and the Elves

Feb 112014

led wall 2led wall 1Hero Design and Adobe’s XD team created an 8′ x 16′ interactive wall using over 4,000 Total Control Lighting pixels for an astounding exhibit at the Children’s Creativity Museum in San Francisco. Starting with a mock up in foam and peg board by Adobe’s Tim Kukulski and implemented by Hero Design, this massive wall of 8-bit images was a perfect project for the individually programmable pixels.  You can learn about their process HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE.

LED Wall wiringled wal construction1

 This is the Result:

We’re delighted to see our pixels in such a creative project!

design consultation and fabrication by Hero Design
physical design, embedded software, display driver, interaction design and game implementation by Timothy Kukulski
sound design by Russ Butler
touch drivers by Will Ruby
active floor electronics, embedded software and fabrication by Sean Voisen
assembly and installation by Adobe XD