Fiber Optic Lighting: A Guide for Specifiers / Edition 2

Fiber Optic Lighting: A Guide for Specifiers / Edition 2

by Russell L. DeVeau, Fairmont Press
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130321214

ISBN-13: 9780130321213

Pub. Date: 09/21/2000

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference

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,

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130321213
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
09/21/2000
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
199
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
Introductionxiii
Chapter 1.Fundamentals of Fiber Optic Lighting1
Introduction and History1
Theory of Operation3
Design and Construction7
Components7
Applications and Characteristics9
Chapter 2.The Illuminator and Fibers17
The Illuminator17
The Light Source21
Low-Voltage Halogen Lamps24
Higher-Wattage Quartz Halogen Lamps24
Metal Halide Lamps24
Xenon Metal Halide Lamps26
Selecting The Right Lamp26
The Lamp Operating In The System26
The Fiber29
Glass Or Plastic?29
Core And Cladding29
Diameter And Light Output30
Measurement Of Fibers In A Bundle (Glass)30
Tails Allowed Per Illuminator (Glass And Plastic)32
Light Distribution (End- Or Side-Emitting)34
Photometric Data And Light Levels43
Chapter 3.Principles of Operation47
Principles of Light Transmission and Distribution in a Fiber Optic Lighting System47
Chapter 4.Light Loss59
Introduction59
Light Losses at the Illuminator and Components60
Light Loss At Related Components61
Light Losses at the Fiber61
Light Losses At The Input And Output Ends61
Light Losses Based On Cross-Sectional Area64
Losses Due To Dirt And Dust66
Transmission Losses Based On Distance66
Losses Due To Filtration68
Losses Due To Fiber Imperfections69
Losses Due To Severe Bending69
Chapter 5.Glass or Plastic?73
Glass Versus Plastic73
Color Shift73
Ability To Withstand Heat From The Lamp75
Ultraviolet Light77
Harnesses78
Cutting The Fibers84
Variations In Light Color And Intensity84
Bending The Fiber86
Price88
How Long Will It Last?88
Mixing Glass and Plastic88
Chapter 6.Accessories89
Accessorizing the Fiber Optic System89
Fixtures92
Fixtures For Downlighting92
Decorative Fixtures For Downlighting94
Eyeball Fixtures94
Landscape Lighting Fixtures94
Exterior Lighting Fixtures95
Showcase And Display Fixtures95
Swimming Pool, Fountain And Underwater Fixtures96
Decorative Lighting Elements97
Custom Fixtures Based On The Application97
Special Effects Accessories98
Color Wheels98
Gobos100
Synchronization100
Dimming Accessories101
Additional Accessories101
Cost101
Mounting the Fiber Optic System102
Illuminators102
Fibers102
Fixtures103
Chapter 7.Application Presentations105
Chapter 8.The Star-Like Display--Putting it all Together131
Application Details131
The Star-like Display131
The Star-like Display, Selecting Fiber Type132
Optimum Illuminator Placement137
The Larger Application--Some Additional Factors to Consider137
The Size of the Display137
The Size of the Common End and the Size of the Fibers Determines How Many Fibers Will Attach to the Illuminator139
The Number of Ports139
Laying Out The Application139
Creating the Star-Like Display, the Formula142
How Many Fibers Will the Star-like Display Require?142
How Many Illuminators Will Be Needed to Complete the Display?142
What is the Total Amount of Fiber Needed for the Display?143
Installing the Star-like Display144
The Illuminator144
Ventilation144
Chapter 9.Perspectives on the Present and Future of Fiber Optic Illumination151
Where to from Here?151
More Applications151
Industry Growth151
Attenuation Improvements152
Optical Control152
Light Source Development153
The Need For More Education153
Looking at the Benefits--Objectively154
"Fiber Optic Lighting Can Save Energy"155
"Fiber Optic Lighting Can Reduce Maintenance Costs"155
Photometric Data156
Fiberspeak156
The Role Of The Sales Rep157
Getting the Best Results158
Mock-ups158
Getting Information From The Internet159
How Did It Work?159
More Information Is Needed160
Appendix I.Bibliography of Sources161
Appendix II.A Selection of Manufacturers Andrepresentatives169
Appendix III.How The Research Was Done173

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