June 27, 2012 AT 12:00 am

EL Wire & LED Wheelchair

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Very glowy wheelchair! On Instructables:

I always found that those safety lights for bicyclists on the market were never good enough when riding in the dark. That got me thinking about people who use wheelchairs and how unsafe the night could be when they want to go out. So here’s what I came up with:

I decked out this ordinary wheelchair with EL wire on the spokes and LED lights underneath the seat. The LED light is incredibly bright, so I put that underneath the seat and it gives the whole wheelchair a luminescent glow that looks really cool at night. You’d definitely be hard to miss with a ride like this at night.

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We now have EL wire starter packs in all these colors!

Blue! http://www.adafruit.com/products/583 Aqua! http://www.adafruit.com/products/545 Green! http://www.adafruit.com/products/584 Orange! http://www.adafruit.com/products/586 Pink! http://www.adafruit.com/products/588 Red! http://www.adafruit.com/products/587 White! http://www.adafruit.com/products/546 Yellow! http://www.adafruit.com/products/585

All come with 2.5 meters (8.2 ft) of our high brightness, long life EL wire, a handy 2xAA pocket inverter and a pack of extras like heat shrink, copper tape and foam padding – stuff you’ll want to use if you decide to mod the EL wire.

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