Side Light Fibre Optic Cable
Poly Optic Solid Core Fibre Poly Optics Australia Pty. Ltd. is pleased to offer its solid core optical fibre to the lighting industry. It is a rugged, non-conductive, water resistant, bendable, monofilament cable; which is able to transmit light from one end to the other with minimal loss of intensity and no heat transfer.
It is available in a variety of diameters (3mm to 14mm) which works with most manufacturers’ light sources. Solid core optical fibre solves difficult and unusual lighting problems. It offers innovative lighting techniques for a variety of lighting systems.
Solid core optical fibre can be utilized for “end light”, where point light is desired or “side light”, where decorative linear effects are desired.
Solid core optical fibre is produced using state-of-the-art production techniques to achieve both high quality and economy of price.
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Poly Optic Solid Core Fibre is a result of many years of research and development. The core of the fibre is made from a flexible polymerised gel. The gel is clad in an outer layer of Teflon. The optic is powered from a light source and carries only light waves in the visible light spectrum. Light is transmitted along the core/cladding interface due to a phenomena called total internal reflection.
Poly Optic Solid Core Fibre is energy efficient. Many fibres can be powered from a single light driver – typically 50 to 150 watts. The Poly Optic Light Driver TM Series can be used to change colour sequences or patterns using a variable speed or stepped change colour wheel.
Before the use of fibre optics in lighting, there were limited traditional lighting techniques and very few choices. Fluorescent fixtures, incandescent lights and a few specialty (low voltage) lights, made up the range of products. This was particularly true in unusual and difficult lighting situations, such as in volatile environments, or for simple tasks, such as – pool and fountain lighting or changing the colour of a light.
Traditional lighting fixtures are installed in the cavities of building structures where heat dissipation and fire are always a concern. Since fibre optic lighting uses electricity only at the point of illumination and not within ceilings, walls or other confined areas, it is exempt from many codes and requirements. Therefore Poly Optic Solid Core Fibre Optic can be placed into areas often difficult to access.
Poly Optic Solid Core Fibre Optic lighting does not emit any kind of magnetic field and does not transmit harmful ultraviolet or infrared light. The light transmitted is completely harmless because harmful wave lengths of light are filtered at a suitable illuminator. Solid Core Fibre Optic presents an effective alternative to the hazards or inconsistencies presented by traditional lighting.
In situations where traditional lighting is dangerous or difficult to install (eg. lighting the interior of fuel tanks for repair purposes), Poly Optic Solid Core Fibre Optics presents an electricity/spark free work light and is completely safe because the light driver is carefully located outside the volatile area.
Fibre optic lighting may be used to create innovative effects by emphasizing architectural and landscaped features with lines and points of coloured light.
Because of its unique properties, Poly Optic Solid Core Fibre can be used for a variety of applications:
Safety lighting for:
- Hazardous or explosive areas
- Emergency exits or pathways
- Utility work areas at night
- Danger areas involved with road construction
- Accident and emergency scenes
- Traffic and directional signals
- Marina berths
- Boat lighting
- Industrial areas
- Heliport pads and airport approaches
- Refrigeration and cold rooms
- Step and aisle marking
Decorative lighting for:
- Shopping centre arcades
- Discos and nightclubs
- Building foyers and corridors
- Stairs and escalators
- Automobiles, buses and trucks
- Phone booths and bus shelters
- Shop front window displays
- Christmas exhibits
- Ice sculptures and art pieces
- Trade shows and exhibitions
- Landscaping along driveways and gardens
- Cabinets and ornamental furniture
- Precious artifact lighting
Inspection lighting for:
- Medical and dental professionals
- Auto mechanics
- Refrigeration and air conditioning technicians
- Jewellers and watchmakers
- Hobbyists – such as bird and plant breeders
- Electronics and printed circuit board technicians
Non conductive lighting for spark free or electricity free areas:
- Mine shafts and tunnels
- Swimming pools and spas
- Utility pits and manholes
- Roadside repair sites
- Ammunition bunkers
- Welding and spray painting areas
- Grain elevators
Alternative lighting for:
- Piping sunlight