Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Energy Efficient Fibre Optics- The Benefits

There are many benefits to fibre optic lighting over conventional lighting, the benefits of fibre optics include;

Virtually no heat

Fibre optic cables only transmit light, the cables and fixtures do not generate heat. This makes it ideal for applications where electricity or heat is a concern such as wine racks, in or around water, chilled food cabinets or display cases.

No UV/IR light

Its a safe light that won't damage or degrade sensitive items. Therefore its useful in museum cabinets where you need light but can't risk damaging the display.

Maintenance Free

Compared to LED systems, if one bulb goes the display of light looks broken and is often difficult and costly to be repaired. With fibre optics, no maintenance is required, if the light stops working, which is not very often, the bulb in the lightsource simply needs replacing. This will cost approx £

Reduced Energy Cost

Fibre optics have fewer watts per square foot compared with conventional lighting. Most one off products can be lit with just a 50W lightsource, which is very bright. The maximum lightsource is 250W.

No Electrical Current

There is no electrical current in the fibre optic cable, making them safe to use in wet environments, such as bathrooms, kitchens, and swimming pools.

Less expensive and easier to install

Compared to conventional lighting, where you have to run conduit or wiring, fibre optics only require minimal installation. Normally only drilling of holes or fixing the cable in place, then choosing an appropraite place for the lightsource.

Easily Accessible

The lightsource is mounted in a convenient location, enabling easy change of lamps if required.

Vast Colour and Effects

A rotating colour wheel in a fibre optic system can easily change the colour of the light. On our lightsources we have a remote control that allows the user to "pause on colour." The lightsources are fitted with a dichroic filter wheel and heat filter to prevent burn out or colour fade. As well as colour wheels you can also have twinkle wheels and waterfall effect wheels. If you required just white light, this is simple to achieve. Therefore, fibre optics allow for vast changes in colour and effects, easily changing the colour to suit the mood or for an update.
If you are looking for fibre optic lighting for decorative use please visit our main website at http://www.litetec.co.uk/

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Monday, 14 July 2008

UK Manufacturer of fibre optics

litetec ltd, having succesfully built relations with several multi-sensory companies, we are looking to further expand our fibre optic manufacturing capabilities. We can produce fibre optics for both scientific (light guides etc) and domestic use (sparkle fibre optic harnesses, star ceiling kits etc). All manner of fibre optics are created onsite at our facility in Doncaster.

For the sensory market, we have listened to what our customers and the market in general requires and have taken action accordingly; for example, a charitable organisation suggested that the motors on lightsources should have a slower rpm (revolution per minute) so we now have ones with 0.85 rpm. Our sparkle fibre optic harness is popular item, we now use sparkle fibre with more nicks to create more sparkle and with the harness finished, ground and polished at our fibre optic manufacturing facility, we have the brightest fibre around.

litetec would like to offer our manufacturing services to existing sensory companies at wholesale prices, custom made to your requirements. litetec can produce cost effective fibre optics to incorporate into your sensory room designs. Please contact us on 01702 540187 to discuss your needs and budget. We welcome call off orders. If you would like to make an appointment to view our manufacturing facility in Doncaster, please contact us or we have a dark showroom at out head office in Essex, that you can book to view.

litetec are working with a charitable organisation to develop some new innovative products for the sensory market- if you would like further information on these once they have been manufactured, please contact litetec on 01702 540187 or info@litetec.co.uk to be added to our mailing list.

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