EL Panel

 image showing the colours of el panels lit and unlit

Electroluminescent Panels are thin (less than 1/2mm) laminated sheets that glow on one side.

The technology has developed a lot since it was researched in the 1950s to be used in early radar monitors.

Now, EL Panels have proved to be robust and versatile and have many uses from backlighting displays, architectural highlights, theatrical props and safety lighting


The Core of EL Panels is the glowing paint (or ‘phosphor’) that is spread onto a thin metal electrode.

A Clear Electrode similar to those used on touch screen phones is then placed on top. When an Alternating Current is passed through these two electrodes it makes the phosphor glow

The main phosphors used for electroluminescent materials naturally glow either blue or blue/green, so the base colour of all EL Panels and Tape is a bluish or blue/green colour.

To make the Panels glow white, either a pink filter is applied or pink pigment is added to the phosphor.

el panel making machine

el panels lit

For this reason you will find:
Light and Deep Blue EL Panel and Tapes are white when unlit.
White EL Panels are a peachy/pink colour when unlit.*
Other Coloured EL Panels (Red, Orange, Green, Pink and Yellow) are the same colour when lit and unlit.

* We now supply a new type of EL Panel that has an added white filter so they also appear white when it is switched off.
(these items have a colour option saying White On/Off)

Rectangle EL Panels

el panel 24x45mm glowing in white and light blue, electroluminescent panel

2.4 x 4.5 cm

El Panel 30 x 50 cm glowing shape

3 x 5 cm

EL Panel 50x80mm glowing foil shape in 7 colours

5 x 8 cm

EL Panel 70x110mm glowing foil shape

7 x 11 cm

EL Panel 15x40cm glowing foil shape

15 x 40cm With 4 Connectors


Square EL Panels

100x100mm glowing el-panel in for coloure

10 x 10cm


13 x 13cm


25 x 25cm

380x400 el panel

38 x 40cm


1M Square


‘A’ Size EL Panels






A5 with 4 Connectors

el panel a5 with 10 solder tabs

A5 with 10 Solder Points




A4 with 4 Connectors

A3 Electrolumesecent Panel from EL Panel And Tape, Glowing Foil, EL Sheet,







Round EL Panels

3cm round EL Panel glowing disk

3cm Button

EL Panel 6cm glowing disc, disk, shape

6cm Circle

3cm el hoop in 8 colours - electrolumescent panel, shape, circle

6cm Hoop

EL Panel 10cm Circle, glowing disk

10cm Circle

EL Panel dual ring disk in 3 colours

14cm Disk