Simple isn't bad though. After all, you need to start somewhere and it's good to get to know your gloves and the style you want to grow into. The simplicity runs in the type of light and case. Starting with the case: Edots are similar to a light switch on the wall. They are the smallest of the cases, and are a good starter set. Simple to open and change the battery, you only need a butter knife, or a nail clipper. Many people would complain that the on and off is a switch and not a button. It's true that a button makes for cools effects, but for the sake of saving a few dollars and in the interest of experience, Edots do the trick quite nicely.
Now onto lights. To power one led take 2 CR1616 batteries. The simplest LEDs (Light-emitting Diode) are solid ons. They stay one color while they are on, and there are a ton of color to choose from. There are several different types of LED bulbs too, between strobes, ribbons, fades, dashes...there are an endless amount of combinations to be made. The Bubblegum set came with three different solid colors for each hand, 1 green, 2 blues, 2 purple/lavenders.
After my first day of getting the gloves, I was forced into changing the set, because one of the purple/lavender lights came not working. I have a lot of friends into gloving, so I was lucky enough to hook myself up with two slow faders, and they were Dots, a slightly bigger version of the Edots. The set was beautiful with a lot of life in them, but I wanted to have the broken light replaces.
Emazing has a fantastic return policy, and not only did they replace the light for me, they also offered to compensate me for shipping with something of equal value. I said forget the solid colors, I want ribbons!! I got the ribbons in and my gloves completely changed. The only thing was they only sent one of the LEDs in the casing. I had to pull apart the extra purple I had (luckily) and learn how to put together the light myself. It's not difficult at all, and Emazing has tutorials on their website. I even put my own together!
My set has evolved once again. Now that you have a little tiny morsel of getting into lighting, the next step is practicing. Always, with or without gloves. Hell, learn the finger motions before you even get the gloves, the lights only make it look cooler. Learn slowly, and then speed up, and if you can make it look cool with solids, they will look so baller with the specialty lights, just save the money and do your research.
That's all for today kids. Enjoy the videos!!