Russell L. DeVeau

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Fiber optic lighting is a dynamic emerging technology that offers a broad range of aesthetic and problem-solving options to the lighting designer. This practical desk reference is written to serve the needs of professional lighting designers, engineers, facility managers, energy managers, architects and interior designers in applying and specifying these innovative products. The full spectrum of related application, cost and design issues are thoroughly addressed, covering system fundamentals, components, principles of operation and creative uses of fiber optic lighting in today’s commercial, industrial and retail environments.

ISBN: 0-88173-325-3
6 x 9, 190 pp., Illus., Hardcover


1 – Fundamentals of Fiber Optic Lighting
• Introduction and history
• Theory of operation
• Design and construction
• Applications and characteristics

2 – The Illuminator and Fibers
• The illuminator
• The light source
• The fiber

3 – Principles of Operation
• Principles of light transmission and distribution in a fiber optic lighting

4 – Light Loss
• Introduction
• Light losses at the illuminator and components
• Light losses at the fiber

5 – Glass or Plastic?
• Color shift
• Ability to withstand heat from the lamp
• Ultraviolet light
• Harnesses
• Cutting the fibers
• Variations in light color and intensity
• Bending the fiber
• Price
• How long will it last?
• Mixing glass and plastic

6 – Accessories
• Accessorizing the fiber optic system fixtures
• Special effects accessories
• Dimming accessories
• Additional accessories
• Cost
• Mounting the fiber optic system

7 – Application Presentation

8 – The Star-Like Display: Putting It All Together
• Application details
• The larger application: some additional factors to consider
• Creating the star-like display: the formula

9 – Perspectives on the Present and Future of Fiber Optic Illumination
• Where to from here?
• Looking at the benefits objectively
• Getting the best results

Appendix I – Bibliography of Sources
Appendix II – Selection of Manufacturers and Representatives
Appendix III – How the Research was Done

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