Fiber-optic replaces normal bulbs

September 19, 2006 at 10:14 pm (Science)

Can Fiber Optics be used for lightning rooms and replace bulbs completely. A single 70-watt metal halide high-intensity discharge lamp from Fiberstars linked to the company’s fiber system can provide as much lighting as eight 50-watt incandescent bulbs.

“We consume about one-third of the energy of the best fluorescent systems and about 25 percent of the typical fluorescent system,” he said. Additionally, fiber lighting won’t emit mercury (like fluorescent bulbs, if broken), radiate heat or give off ultraviolet light.

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