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Cheap end glow fiber

Post  allwet on Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:34 pm

Here is a supplier for a variety of diameters of jacketed end glow fiber. (March 2010)

http://stores.ebay.com/funthings4uwarehouse

I ordered 100FT OF 3.0MM END GLOW JACKETED FIBER OPTIC CABLE: $69.95

I also ordered the 120v 5 Watt LED Fiber Optical illuminator & Wireless Remote: $34.95

The fiber illuminator has 1" diameter bushing to secure the fiber and it uses a single 5w LED.

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Re: Cheap end glow fiber

Post  liteglow on Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:11 am

Can I use this ? (mario what do you think)

http://cgi.ebay.com/50FT-OF-3-0MM-END-GLOW-JACKETED-FIBER-OPTIC-FILAMENT_W0QQitemZ270542121569QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item3efd912a61#ht_2237wt_939


Is it correct that the price is only 36$ for 50FT ??
That is to cheap to be true ?

I think I did pay like 30$ last year, and that was only each FT !

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Re: Cheap end glow fiber

Post  John on Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:16 pm

Yeah, I think that is the stuff that you want. It is PMMA which is great for underwater applications.

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Re: Cheap end glow fiber

Post  liteglow on Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:17 pm

John wrote:Yeah, I think that is the stuff that you want. It is PMMA which is great for underwater applications.

Great !! 100FT is in the Mail :-)

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Jacketed?

Post  iburton on Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:47 pm

How important is it really that the fiber be jacketed?

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Re: Cheap end glow fiber

Post  John on Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:03 pm

The jacket is mostly there for protection of the fiber. If the fiber is exposed and it gets a nick in it then the fiber will lose some light. It really just depends on how you plan on having the light arranged.

I have a really short fiber length. I am planning on having my LEDs mounted to the bottom of the nozzle (exterior). If you have your LED's anywhere else, you really should have the jacketed fibers.

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Re: Cheap end glow fiber

Post  iburton on Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:08 pm

Thanks for the advice, I will take the plunge on the 3.0 MM PMMA end glow fiber I have found then. Thanks John!

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Re: Cheap end glow fiber

Post  iburton on Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:01 am

I purchased some unsheathed fiber from a reputable company that was supposed to be end glow type. When applying bright LED's to the end I see some significant light coming from the sides from the first 6" the light coming out the end is still bright, but I am not sure if this is "normal." Any thoughts?

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Re: Cheap end glow fiber

Post  John on Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:59 am

Yes, you will get loss from every inch of the fiber. As long as it is still bright at the end then you will be fine.

FYI, the better polished the ends of the fiber are the more light will enter.

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Hello all

Post  localphillyman on Thu Jul 08, 2010 5:42 pm

I just wanted to say hello
I am the owner of the funthings4u wherehouse on E-bay
just to let you all know I also have a website at
http://www.funthings4u.com
check there for end & sideglow fiber
twisted fiber
jacketed fiber
multi strand fibers
and solid infilled fiber for those who want the best in side glow
we also carry end crystals & balls
we even carry solid rod clear & frosted white rod 1/8 up to 2 inche2
its not shown on the site yet its new product for me so feel free to ask questions
we also carry all types if illuminators low end to top end
and many more not shown yet.
we are the fastest growing supplier of fiber optical filament.

info@funthings4u.com
thanks for your times
Cesar

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