custom enlighted pants

These examples illustrate some suggestions for lighting layouts in different styles of pants. The generic silhouettes would be replaced with your choice of garment - preferably a pair that has already been fitted for the wearer, and is the proper length, because it will be more difficult to do alterations after the lights are installed.

In most cases, it is recommended that the lights are not placed in areas where you might sit on them. If the pants are tight, or are made from a stretch fabric, the best durability will be achieved when the lights are limited to the area below the knee, where the fabric will not flex or stretch as much.

straight or wide legged pants tight-fitting straight or flared pants

pants with individually mounted LEDs

Individually mounted LEDs are typically the most durable option, and are recommended for most lighted pants designs. The lights in can be animated with custom twinkling patterns (including a steady glowing effect as one of the options). The connecting wires will be concealed inside the lining of the pants, or behind a strip of fabric that will be added if the pants are unlined.

individual LEDs on pants seam,
steady glowing effect
20 lights, $300

individual LEDs on pants seam,
steady glowing effect
30 lights, $450

individual LEDs on pants seam,
steady glowing effect
40 lights, $600


individual LEDs on pants seam,
animated flashing sequence,
20 lights, $400


individual LEDs on pants seam,
animated flashing sequence,
30 lights, $600


individual LEDs on pants seam,
animated flashing sequence,
40 lights, $800


individual LEDs on flared pants,
mounted below knee (front & back),
steady glowing effect
20 lights, $400


individual LEDs on flared pants,
mounted below knee (front & back),
steady glowing effect
60 lights, $900


individual LEDs on flared pants,
mounted below knee (front & back),
animated fire effect
60 lights, $1200


Examples of past projects from the Enlighted archives:


detachable lighting for pants

The prices listed in the previous section apply to permanently installed lights. For many of these designs, it is also possible to mount the lights on a fabric strip or panel that is attached to the pants with velcro, snaps, or some other type of connection. This allows you to remove the electronics when the pants are washed, and you can also transfer the lights between multiple pairs of pants.


pants with EL wire

We can also create lighted pants by decorating them with outlines of EL wire. However, EL wire will be much more fragile, and will be vulnerable to breaking at the knees or the hip, where the fabric bunches when you sit down.

Pants with lines of EL wire running past the knees are not designed for extended use.


Examples of past projects from the Enlighted archives:


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