Plastic optical fiber cores and jackets are resistant to adhesives, oils, and other chemicals.
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Bavarian Optics has developed a system called Sollektor for bringing sunlight indoors using POF and hybrid light fixtures.
The inexpensive and versatile nature of POF has lent itself to a wide spectrum of creative and unique lighting uses.
Fiber optic cable can be used to create flexible and precise light sources. Image: Starfire Lighting Solutions.
The different uses for fiber optic lights, and different types of lighting fiber.
Bavarian Optics developed Sollektor as a solution for bringing sunlight indoors.
As one of the killer applications of plastic optical fiber, lighting takes full advantage of the medium’s flexibility and transmissive properties.
In addition to high-speed data links that are unaffected by electromagnetic fields, fiber optics are an important component of various medical sensors and instruments. Image: Andy G / Flickr (source) (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Plastic optical fiber can withstand heat, direct sunlight, and, with the right components, dust and moisture. Image: MINING.com / Flickr (source) (CC BY 2.0)
Because POF is made of insulating materials, it can provide electrically isolated data links in environments and applications where electrical isolation is critical. Image: NAVFAC / Flickr (source) (CC BY 2.0)