One thing lots of Burners have been waiting for is UV (Black Light) El Wire and I don't think the phosphor coating will hit that light frequency. Has anybody tried UV LED's with this fiber optic lighting technique?
Also, when Killbuck and I built the Mantis puppet in 2007, We ran the green el wire back and forth within the clear PVC pipes for the limbs from three to five times, then covered the pipe with green drafter's velum, then clear packing tape. This was preferred for a smooth diffusion that would have been too "spotty" with LED array strips. Many asked if we were using fiber optics to get 1" diameter tubing to glow like that.
Since they have that multi-strand side emitting fiber optic tube, it would be great if we could find some kind of flat lengths that could be wrapped around fat pipe or whatever, terminating at a single light source.
Mantis Project website: http://www.mutantvehicle.com/mantis.htm