Added Jun 1, 2010
Now you are ready to bring all the elements together. If you haven't already sewn in the battern holders, do so. Slide the batteries in and connect them to either your conductive thread or your wiring. Snap on your panel and put the vest on. If you have done everything correctly, you will have a glowing scene on the back of your vest! Note that a slight flaw in the use of the EL wire is that the inverters produce a faint whine which can be irritating. Also, the EL wire drains the batteries rather quickly - I found that only four hours of continuous operation left the batteries high and dry. For these reasons, it would be useful to install an on-off switch along the bottom hem of the vest at the front and pass the circuits through this switch. Such cloth switches may be readily purchased from Aniomagic (www.aniomagic.com) as well as other companies that sell e-kits for clothing.
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