COBB fiber optics lighting solutions are synonymous of
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Flexible, resistant to the most adverse atmospheric conditions, not subject to electrical noise, insensitive to temperature changes, light and very thin, the fibers optics lighting solutions are more versatile and safer than traditional lighting systems.
Flexible, resistant to the most adverse atmospheric conditions, not subject to electrical noise, insensitive to temperature changes, light and very thin, the fiber optics lighting solutions are more versatile and safer than traditional lighting systems. The optical fibers possess peculiar advantages over traditional lighting systems:
- thanks to the flexibility of the bundles to optical fibers, it is possible to realize lighting systems with paths also very elaborate
- the fiber optics lighting is particularly safe because the bundles in optical fibers do not conduct or gas, no heat or electricity
- the bundles in optical fibers may be used for lighting in environments exposed to the weather or in the presence of sources of heat or moisture scenic effects both with the bundles in longitudinal transmission, both with the bundles with light emission side
COBB creates the bundles with glass fibers or pmma (polymethylmethacrylate) fibers.
The glass optical fibers are assembled into bundles with the possibility of obtaining different optical diameters, are protected by sheaths Megolon or PVC self-extinguishing.
There are also glass fiber optics side glow with light emitting side: fiber optics bundles “Side-Glow” consist of up to 400 queues outside diameter of the PVC transparent 2.2 mm diameter optical fiber of 1.3 mm (Size-1) and maximum recommended length of 5 m. The synthetic fiber optics in PMMA (polymethylmethacrylate) are available as monofibers not coated with different diameters from 0.25 to 3.0 mm. Assembling fibers of 0.75 mm or 1 mm contained in protective sheath self-extinguishing PVC is possible to obtain bundles of large diameters. Also in PMMA optical fibers cables are available lateral emission, which allow you to decorate and highlight building facades, walkways, ceilings, floors, walls, internal or external: thanks to these features are an excellent lighting solution to delineate paths, indicate escape routes, define pools, fountains, gardens, etc.. Characterized by great versatility, durability, and strength, the fiber optics lighting systems are composed primarily of a light source, the illuminator, by a fiber optics bundle and several accessories to complete the system. The bundle fiber optic is made by assembling glass fibers or synthetic fibers with a common connector and different types of terminals.
The illuminator is a container in which you place the halogen or metal halide, a filter UV and IR, a fan muted, a transformer, an electronic ignition system for metal halide version. Both for glass optical fibers, for both the synthetic fiber optics, are available different models of illuminators with halogen lamps, metal halide lamps or LEDs. The accessories for fiber optic systems are mainly fixed supports or adjustable for fixing the beams to optical fibers, or spotlights fixed or adjustable.
The elements of the fibers optics lighting system
The light source is made by a metal casing which houses the following components: metal halide, halogen lamps or led according to the light source model; anti-UV and IR filter; silenced fan; power supply; electronic control gear for metal halide version.
A fiber optics bundle is composed of a common end (to be connected to the light source) from which branch off a number of tails, variables for quantity and lenght. The shorter will be the lenght of the tails, the better will be the light intensity and the color rendering. The single tails of coated fiber optics are finished with a mechanical terminal and a proper optical polishing that improves the quality of the light output.
Accessories for optical fibers are mainly useful for fixing the final part of the tails on different types of structures or surfaces (e.g. ceilings, uprights, walls, etc.), but also to obtain decorative, scenographic effects or to concentrate and direct the light on certain objects. For example, adjustable and non-adjustable supports belong to this category.