July 23, 2014 AT 2:00 am

This trenchcoat has 1,000 RGB LEDs on it! #WearableWednesday

Thanks so much to Bryan for sending in his amazing project! View documentation of the build process on his blog Anthrolume.

Some fun facts:

  • Each of the 1,000 LEDs can draw 58mA at full brightness white
  • Given that, the entire trench could draw 58A at 5V, or 290W
  • The lithium-ion battery packs, running in parallel, can put out as much as 27A at 5V

So as you can see, I can’t run the suit at full brightness, but even at quarter brightness it is plenty bright. I should be visible from at least a mile away.

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