Optic fibre is a type of transferring cable. It's used mainly for communication, since transferring information through light and fibre glass is faster than traditional copper wires. It basically sends light signals down a plastic pipe. Fibre optics is also widely used in the lighting industry. If you work in a museum and frequently find yourself in charge of various exhibitions of objects, you know that lighting is a big issue. If you are looking for the best solution to illuminate your exhibition, you might want to consider learning a little bit more about optic fibre lighting.
Safe in all environments
The main advantage of fibre optic lighting is that it can be far away from its electricity source and still work. This makes it well equipped to be used in sensitive environments. Fibre optics is often used in pool lighting, for example, since its power source can stay well out of the water and thereby not cause any damage. The tubes are also much more durable than light bulbs, which makes it safer just because there's a very small risk of breaking it and getting shatters of glass everywhere. This is also one of the reasons for why it's so suitable for museums and exhibitions. There is no chance for any electric malfunction, threatening the object being exhibited.
No heat and no UV-light
The main reason why fibre optics is so suitable for museums and exhibitions is that it admits no heat at the point of illumination. If you're displaying fine art, food or other heat sensitive objects, fibre optics are not going to cause them any damage. The light can be focused to properly display the item, but won't damage it. The same goes for UV-light. Fibre optics admits no UV-light and can, therefore, be used even for the most fragile pieces of art.
Fibre optics needs very little supervision and maintenance after it has been put into place. Since it admits no heat and is nowhere near the electricity source, there's no need to worry about the tubes being a fire hazard. This is also an advantage if you need to change the light source. All maintenance is conducted by the source of the lighting, not in the tubes. The tubes can, therefore, be placed in any remote location, even if it's hard to access; you won't need to access them.
For more information on fibre optics, contact a company like A.J.C. Electrical Service Pty Ltd.