Electro-Fashion, Sewable LED Kit

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This kit allows 'flashing LED' lighting effects to be added to textiles designs without soldering by using conductive thread to connect the electronic parts.

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Excl. VAT: $3.597 Incl. VAT: $4.316

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Excl. VAT: $3.597 Incl. VAT: $4.316

This fantastic new 'Electro-Fashion' range from Kitronik has been specially designed so that electronics can easily be used in textile applications; they allow lighting effects to be added to textiles designs without soldering.

The kits use 'conductive thread' which is a thread that can be used like cotton thread but conducts electricity like a wire.

This kit uses our own custom designed 'stitchable' coin cell holder. This has the benefit of large, easy to stitch connection points (no more difficult little holes!) and clearly marked terminals which show the battery polarity.

Available in blue, green, red and yellow.

Features:

  • Easily add lights to textiles projects.
  • Easy to stitch connection points.
  • Clearly marked battery polarity terminals.
  • No soldering required.

Contents:

Dimensions:

  • Sewable Coin Cell Holder Length: 34mm.
  • Sewable Coin Cell Holder Width: 20mm.
  • Sewable Coin Cell Holder Height: 4.5mm.
  • CR2032 Battery Height: 3.2mm.
  • CR2032 Battery Diameter: 20mm.

Requires:

  • Scissors.
  • Needles.

Resources:

Caution:

  • The coin cell holders in this pack contain Nickel and should not be used in designs where it will be in prolonged contact with the skin.

Physical characteristics:

  • All LED Lens Types: Water Clear.
  • Blue LED Viewing Angle: 15 degrees.
  • Green LED Viewing Angle: 30 degrees.
  • Red LED Viewing Angle: 30 degrees.
  • Yellow LED Viewing Angle: 30 degrees.

Electrical characteristics:

  • Blue LED Forward Voltage Drop: 3V to 5V.
  • Blue LED Max Forward Current: 20mA.
  • Blue LED Luminous Intensity: 3500mCd (@20mA).
  • Green LED Forward Voltage Drop: 3V to 5V.
  • Green LED Max Forward Current: 20mA.
  • Green LED Luminous Intensity: 4000mCd (@20mA).
  • Red LED Forward Voltage Drop: 3V to 5V.
  • Red LED Max Forward Current: 20mA.
  • Red LED Luminous Intensity: 3500mCd (@20mA).
  • Yellow LED Forward Voltage Drop: 5V.
  • Yellow LED Max Forward Current: 20mA.
  • Yellow LED Luminous Intensity: 3500mCd (@20mA).
  • CR2032 Battery Voltage: 3V.
  • CR2032 Battery Capacity: 200mA/h.
  • Conductive Thread Resistance: Approx 40 Ohms/m.
  • Conductive Thread Denier: 18.
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A video about our Electro-Fashion range taken from our Ask Kitronik Live event 2012.

Questions:

Posted by alison hale textiles teacher, Wednesday, 30 April 2014 on product Electro-Fashion, Sewable LED Kit

Question:

Electro-Fashion, Sewable LED Kit I was considering buying this kit (with the idea that my year 9 students will put light up eyes on their animal cushions). I am puzzled about how the eyes will switch on and off. I am also concerned about the cost. What would be the cheapest way to buy equipment for 100 pupils? thanks

Answers:

  • Posted by Aaron Sturman on Wednesday, 30 April 2014
    Hi, this kit is very simple and doesn't have any switches included. You could turn the LEDs off by removing the battery or by otherwise breaking the connection. As for price you could buy 100 coincell holders for 90p each ex VAT. Two or three 45m bobbins of conductive thread and 100 LEDs. This works out dramatically cheaper than 100 of these kits.

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