EL wire, or electroluminescent wire, is a flexible wire coated in phosphor. Apply the appropriate voltage and it lights up! It looks a lot like a thin flexible neon tube. The bendable wire runs alongside the phosphor wire, making the product nearly twice the thickness of the non-bendable variety. They come in a variety of colors and can be driven pretty easily with an inverter.
This particular wire glows with a blue hue and is 3m (almost 10 feet) in length, approximately 5mm in diameter and is terminated with a simple JST-PH connector. This connector works directly with our SparkFun Original EL driver boards, the EL Escudo and the EL Sequencer.