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FIBER OPTIC LIGHTING

An optical fiber is a glass or plastic fiber that carries light along its length. Fiber optics is the overlap of applied science and engineering concerned with the design and application of optical fibers. Optical fibers are widely used in fiber-optic communications, which permits transmission over longer distances and at higher bandwidths (data rates) than other forms of communications. Fibers are used instead of metal wires because signals travel along them with less loss, and they are also immune to electromagnetic interference. Fibers are also used

for illumination, and are wrapped in bundles so they can be used to carry images, thus allowing viewing in tight spaces. Specially designed fibers are used for a variety of other applications, including sensors and fiber lasers. Light is kept in the core of the optical fiber by total internal reflection. This causes the fiber to act as a waveguide. Fibers which support many propagation paths or transverse modes are called multi-mode fibers (MMF), while those which can only support a single mode are called single-mode fibers (SMF). Multi-mode fibers generally have a larger core diameter, and are used for short-distance communication links and for applications where high power must be transmitted. Single-mode fibers are used for most communication links longer than 550 meters (1,800 ft).

BENEFITS OF FIBER OPTIC LIGHTING:

  1. Economical Low maintenance: One light source using one lamp can supply many points of light.
  2. Low UV and Heat emissions: Low UV and no heat emission from the end of the fibers make fiber optic lighting ideal for conservation use and the lighting of susceptible items where other types of lighting are unviable.
  3. Safety: There is no electricity in the fiber optic harness and it can be used in wet/humid conditions and where there is public access.
  4. Limitless effects: Twinkle effect and color change, DMX, AVR control and scene setting.

APPLICATIONS:

  1. All commercial and domestic applications.
  2. Swimming pools, Jacuzzi’s, Fountains
  3. Pavement or Street lights etc…