Modern youth loves to be bright, unlike and original. And reliable assistants in this business for young people are unusual accessories, for example, glowing laces
Today, one of the most popular accessories in modern youth is glowing shoelaces – the next original invention of restless Chinese. They became popular due to the increased interest of young people seeking to stand out against the background of their peers and be a star on any disco.
Not having time to appear on the market, glowing laces have become a sale hit. You can buy this product in both ordinary and online stores, but you can make them with your own hands.
We understand in the subtleties
There are two varieties of luminous accessories for shoes:
- LEDs operating from batteries;
- Conventional cotton or synthetic, extended special composition.
Both varieties are good and very steady demand, and each of them has features of operation.
Bright and fashionable LED shoelaces
Glowing and flickering LED laces are a soft silicone cord transmitting light with built-in LED and electronic unit. Power they get from ordinary batteries, which can be purchased at any store.
They can work in three modes that can be changed using the integrated switch of the switch:
- monotonic continuous luminescence mode;
- Overflow of colors;
- Rare or frequency mode.
The operating time of the luminous cords is about 65-70 hours, after which it is enough to replace the battery and they are ready to attract surprise stakeholders to their owner again. The standard of length of such cords is 80 centimeters.
The color of luminous LED cords can be the most diverse – bright red and orange, blue and saturated purple, salad and green. The glow of such accessories is absolutely safe. Silicone does not pass water and has high strength, so you can walk in the luminous laces not only at night, but in the rain. The main thing is that the shoes sustain such walks.
Wanting to stand out from the crowd and be fashionable, do not forget that the glowing silicone laces are just an accessory. It is not necessary to hope that they will reliably hold shoes on the leg, so do not use them on shoes, which requires a dense fastening, for example, on running sneakers or football boots.
Such bright accessories are more suitable for skaters and cyclists, visits for discos, nightclubs and romantic walks in the city.
Laces impregnated with special composition
The second type of luminous accessories is the usual cotton or synthetic laces, which in the production process are impregnated with a special composition based on fluorescent or photoluminescent paint.
They can be used for socks on any shoes, including requiring a tight fastening on the leg. In the bright time of the day, they practically do not differ in their appearance from ordinary, and only in the dark can be seen how their color changes.
How to make it yourself?
Make glowing laces with their own hands can anyone who wants the most important thing to be patient and attach some effort to this process. Make this unusual and bright accessory can not only for yourself, but also for your relatives, friends and colleagues, especially the glad of such a gift will be small children and teenagers.
In addition to its direct destination, glowing laces can be used as decoration on the head, bracelet and even necklaces, you can also attach them to a backpack or bag.
In order to make such accessories at home you will need the following materials:
- silicone tube with a diameter of 3.5 mm and a length of 2 meters;
- LEDs of any colors – 4 pieces;
- soldering iron;
- silicone (liquid);
- Small flat batteries (4 pieces);
- Small Battery Box.
Silicone tube need to divide in half, t.E. On two equal segments of 1 m long. Next, each segment must be filled with liquid silicone with a syringe. After that, with the help of a soldering iron, you need to fasten the LED in such a way that the light bulb itself is inside the tube, and the wiring is outside.
Now you can start fastening the wires to batteries with a soldering iron or glue. After that, the battery needs to be placed in the box or gently wind the desired color by tape.
That’s all – your stylish accessory is ready, you can safely go to the disco and shine until the batteries are searched! If you want your trendy laces glowed only when you wish this, you need to build a switcher when they are assembly.
The second and easiest way to make yourself a fashionable glowing accessory for shoes – to paint the usual shoelaces of glowing paint, which can be called luminescent, fluorescent or photoluminescent.
Of course, the paint will remain on the laces not forever and after 3-4 wash or a couple of good rains will wash off, but nothing will prevent you from putting it again! Such shoelaces can be tied on with any nodes from them. Bright and stylish accessories and positive emotions to you!