Jul 032014

Cool Neon EL WireIf you’re planning to head for the playa and are looking for quick but beautiful ways to stay lit, here are some ideas:

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.

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 Soldering Parties in our Oakland shop the first three Saturdays in August: August 2, August 9 and August 16th, Noon – 6pm.

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

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, Karen and the Elves

Feb 042013

Love Potion Tranceporter II is a spectacular mutant vehicle (art car) that was on the Playa in 2012, and we loved their use of Cool Neon lighting. We thought that you might like to see the beginning of the armature, because we always like to see how everything is put together, some other photos and a little DJ action from inside the Tranceporter.   We feel very lucky to participate with such fun fabulous artists.

photo: Amber Rose

photo: Amber Rose

photo: GreenBarrel

photo: GreenBarrel

Benny, Karen and the Elves

Aug 172012

We’ll also have extended hours for a Soldering/Brainstorming Party on Friday, August 17th, from 6 – 10 pm for all of your last-minute lighting needs!  It’s a  unique opportunity to have all of your questions answered, learn technical skills, and shop from our entire product line in person.  Bring your bikes, vehicles, costumes, questions, patience, kids, friends, and enthusiasm!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Benny, Karen and the Elves

Cool Neon EL Wire/Funhouse Productions
1433 Mandela Parkway, West Oakland, CA 94607