Schott shows fiber optics offer

The versatility and flexibility of fiber optics for commercial and specialist lighting projects will be demonstrated by Schott Fibre Optics at the Light and Building Exhibition in Frankfurt (14 -18 April 2002).

Aiming to promote fiber optics to a wider European audience, Schott's stand No C29, Hall 4.1, features task lighting for the corporate and retail environments, as well as a range of special effects lighting for the leisure and entertainment industry.

The company's products can already be found in a multitude of commercial and architectural lighting projects throughout Europe, several of which are highlighted in Schott's new applications brochure, available from the stand.

Aiming to build on its strong working relationships with lighting specialists and original equipment manufacturers, Schott is also launching a new range of light sources at the show, offering real benefits over existing products in retail showcase applications.

Thirty five per cent brighter than similar light sources on the market, the Spec-traNova range has been specifically designed to broaden Schott's product offer for the retail and display markets.

It can be used with a smaller diametre harness than other systems, for ease of concealment within a showcase, this is due to the high intensity of the lamp (SpectraNova BE) and Schott's expertise in harness technology, which allows more light to be transmitted through smaller fiber bundles, thanks to its unique end termination process using the latest hot-fused technology.

Benefits of the new light source for the end user include an improved casing design incorporating an easy-change cassette. This facilitates the removal of spent bulbs without the need for a screwdriver or an electrician.

Located at the rear of the unit, adjacent to the on/off switch and away from the harness and power lead, the cassette is safe, quick and easy to remove. An additional safety measure is an isolation switch, which must be turned in order to release the cassette.

The SpectraNova range consists of 5 units utilizing two types of bulbs, which are standard metal halide, or ceramic metal halide, available from lighting wholesalers. The mains inlet is a standard IEC lead.

With the casing being approximately one third smaller than other similar light sources, the SpectraNova can easily be incorporated behind a narrow plinth. Its integral fixings also allow it to be mounted up to six different positions, offering maximum flexibility for furniture designers and cabinet makers.

One of the quietest light sources on the market, the SpectraNova is ideal for use in museums, galleries and shops such as jewelers or cut crystal retailers.

With over 30 years experience in fiber optics, Schott's name has become synonymous with innovative, practical, cost effective lighting solutions.

Products range from inexpensive, easy to install kits and systems, to a full bespoke service in conjunction with lighting specialists and original equipment manufacturers.

Fiber Optics (EF) is a Businesss Segment of Schott Glas and belongs to the Strategic Business Unit Opto-Electronics , one of five businesses of the Schott Group.

600450 Schott shows fiber optics offer
Date: 11 April 2002
Source: Schott glass

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