The 5.0mm diameter EL wire can bend around a quarter. This wire is still flexible
with additional durability and protection from the thicker outer sleeve. It also
provides more illuminated surface area in the colors that have a more "opaque" sleeve.
You are purchasing raw wire. The wire is sold by the linear foot: Quantity of 50 = 50 linear feet.
EL wire requires soldering and you need an inverter to light up your wire.