Information on Fiber Optic Lighting
I am very interested in learning about the fiber-optic lighted pavement features at Epcot Center. Where can I get information about this type of light feature?
I'd appreciate any help. Thanks
any fiber optic application, there are basically three components:
1) The illuminator... this is the light source
2) The color wheel. This is a machine that rotates a colored gel in
between the illuminator and the bundle of tubing. The color wheel
is generally arranged so that two or possibly even three colors are
lit at once.
3) The bundle of fiber optic tubing. The tubes are packed together
at the source so that light is shot into several hundred tubes at
once. From the source, the tubes in the bundle and then split and
run to their final location apart from each other.
When it comes to setting them in concrete, you essentially get the
entire design set up before you pour the concrete. The fiber optic
tubing is set in the proper place, but they are left with several
extra inches of "slack." After the concrete is poured the
tubes are clipped to their proper length (flush with the concrete).
The result? A cool design integrated into the pavement at EPCOT Future
World, or wherever you desire...
- Nate Naversen
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