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Electro-Fashion, Sewable LED Kit

2.85
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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2702
Electro-Fashion, Sewable Light Kit, Blue
£2.85
2703
Electro-Fashion, Sewable Light Kit, Green
£2.85
2704
Electro-Fashion, Sewable Light Kit, Red
£2.85
2705
Electro-Fashion, Sewable Light Kit, Yellow
£2.85

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Product description:

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.

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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Questions:

Posted by Angela pendlebury, Tuesday, 8 December 2015 on product Electro-Fashion, Sewable LED Kit

Question:

Hi. I'm making an xmas jumper for my son. I wanted to do a xmas tree design with a fairy light affect. Is the sewable led kit suitable and what else would I need to get about 30 lights on the jumper?

Answers:

  • Posted by Michael Lockhart on Tuesday, 8 December 2015

    The kit contains 2m of conductive thread, a coin cell holder and coin cell and two LED’s. However you would only be able to power around 5-6 LED’s using the coin cell battery, and these would need to be split equally either side of the coin cell holder. You might be better using the https://www.kitronik.co.uk/2223-e-textiles-polymer-lithium-ion-battery-37v-110mah.html as this could power 10 LED’s for around 30 minutes before needing to be recharged.

Posted by Claire, Monday, 24 November 2014 on product Electro-Fashion, Sewable LED Kit

Question:

What would I need in addition to this for the on/off facility? As the 'eyes' would be in a toy and I was hoping a 'squeeze' in the tum would turn it on and off :-)

Answers:

  • Posted by Aaron Sturman on Monday, 24 November 2014

    You'd need a latching switch like this one. A latching switch stays on when pressed once and turns off when pressed again. Alternatively you could use an electrofashion push switch that stays on only while held down. This has the advantage of prolonging battery life as you can't forget to switch it off.

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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