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Washing clothes with LEDs
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Washing clothes with LEDs

by robrobrobrob on Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:14 pm

Hi everyone,
This is my first post here.

I want to make a skirt that has miniature LEDs attached to it.
is there a method that allows washing it, or detach the LEDs before washing?
Will the wiring survive washing?

I hope someone can help me
Cheers!

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Re: Washing clothes with LEDs

by adafruit_support_bill on Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:58 pm

Most wearable projects can survive gentle hand washing and air drying. Be sure to remove all batteries before washing and do not apply power again until everything is thoroughly dry.

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Re: Washing clothes with LEDs

by robrobrobrob on Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:40 pm

Which miniature LEDs and wiring would you advise?

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Re: Washing clothes with LEDs

by adafruit_support_bill on Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:50 am

What type of LEDs are you looking for? Do you just want some that light up in a single color, or are you looking for LEDs that can be programmed to display multiple colors and patterns?

You can see some example here: https://learn.adafruit.com/search?q=skirt

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Re: Washing clothes with LEDs

by robrobrobrob on Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:07 am

Just small, warm white (or even cool white will do) LEDs

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Re: Washing clothes with LEDs

by adafruit_support_bill on Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:22 am

The LED Sequins are probably your best bet: https://www.adafruit.com/product/1758
You can wire them up with super-flexible silicone coated wire: https://www.adafruit.com/category/282

You can power these with a coin cell, a LiPo battery or a small battery pack. The choice will depend on how many LEDs you will have and how long you need them to run an a charge.

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Re: Washing clothes with LEDs

by robrobrobrob on Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:16 am

Yes! There s blue s what I was looking for!
Thanks!

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