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Surelight's Electroluminescent Parallel Panels

Surelight's Electroluminescent Parallel Panels

Electroluminescent Parallel Panels from are made of a multi layer material containing fluorescent dyes, dispersed in a binder with a high electrical constant. When an alternating current (AC) is applied, the EL Panel (sheet) emits light.

EL Panels emit light from 50VAC and increase in brightness with higher voltage up to 200VAC. The frequency should be over 50Hz. Brightness increases with higher frequency up to 1000Hz. However we recommend using frequencies in the range of 400-600Hz and voltages of no greater than 160VAC, otherwise the parallel panels life will rapidly deteriorate.

Key Features

  • Ultra thin

  • Flexible

  • Highly efficient - Low energy, low temperature

  • Easily cut to desired shape

  • Vibration & shock resistant

  • Different sections can be activated separately

Ordering EL Parallel Panels

EL Panels in standard format - Various A paper sizes

  • A2 420 x 594 mm
  • A3 297 x 420 mm
  • A4 210 x 297 mm
  • Y1 124 x 403 mm

Available in a choice of White or Aqua - Various colour overlays are also available.

Standard Format Parallel panels will soon be available in our Online shop - until then please Contact us Telephone: +44(0)114 232 2322 or by Email:

Custom EL Panels

Custom EL Panels can be created where a project may require a particular size, shape or animation.

  • Custom Size

  • Multi EL Panel Animation

  • Printed/Animated EL Panels Costs Explained

  • Purchasing Surelight EL Parallel Panels

Custom Size

Custom size EL Panels can be created to your specification. Why not call to speak to one of our EL panel experts who can help you decide on the size and style you need for your application.

Multi EL Panel Animation

Surelight offer multi EL Panel animation for point of sale, advertising applications, retail display etc

Different sections of EL are printed and a custom programmed inverter operates the EL panel to make the EL glow, it is sequenced to turn each printed area on as required. Full colour overlays are printed to cover the EL, letting the printed EL areas shine through in sequence.

Because EL is paper thin, animated EL is ideal for applications where other technologies cannot be used.

Again due to tooling and programming costs if a one off multi EL panel animation is required the cost runs into many hundreds of pounds. Printed EL is really only suitable for large volume needs.

Printed/Animated EL Panels Costs Explained

Costs of printed EL products depend upon the

  • Size and area of EL to be applied

  • The complexity of the design

  • The amount of EL coverage of that area i.e. 20%, 30% 40% etc

  • The volume/quantity of the panels required

  • The brightness level required

  • The number of panels (frames) if panels are being used to create an animation.

All of these variables can have a significant impact on the cost of a project.

Thus to give a guide on a printed EL panel without knowing all the detail is therefore extremely difficult.

The power requirements also vary based on the above parameters
Most applications require mains electricity.
Tiny flashing panels 2 - 3cm2 may use batteries (usually AAA), however battery life is only a 2 - 3 hours at best.

If you require more information or help with your EL Panel project, we can give you the advice and information you need to make your ideas possible, If you have any enquiries, please feel free to ring us on 0114 232 2322 or email us at

Please direct all custom EL parallel panel enquires by telephone - custom panels cannot be purchased in our online shop.

Purchasing Surelight EL Parallel Panels

If you would like to purchase Surelight's EL Parallel Panels- Please contact us by Telephone: +44(0)114 232 2322 or by Email:

Mechanical Dimensions of A Size Parallel Panels (Unit mm)

Mechanical Dimensions of A Size Parallel Panels

EL Panel Examples

EL Panel Examples



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