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    Default How to illuminate a fibre optic cable ?

    Looking into flexible positioning of lighting for a very small stationary object with a couple of gooseneck fibre optic cables
    ( they look something like this )

    The question is, does it work simply by having a bright bulb on the other end of the cable ?
    ( I understand that the basic concept behind a full systemed fibre optic illuminator is a cooled halogen lamp on the other end ) Any fibre optics experts ?

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    Default Re: How to illuminate a fibre optic cable ?

    you'll need a nice sand buff to clean up the ends.
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    Default Re: How to illuminate a fibre optic cable ?

    basically if the end of the cable is smooth and clear, any light source will be transmitted thru to the other end by just a simple light source. a powerful LED torch will give u good white light.

    light source as in line as possible will give u the best result
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    Default Re: How to illuminate a fibre optic cable ?

    Quote Originally Posted by nixontkl View Post
    basically if the end of the cable is smooth and clear, any light source will be transmitted thru to the other end by just a simple light source. a powerful LED torch will give u good white light.

    light source as in line as possible will give u the best result
    not neccessarily a powerful LED torch will give good white light. the type of bulb used for the torch is important or there will be a colur cast.
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