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Cost effective high output polymer fibre optic lighting systems [ 2002 - 2004 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP0219763]

Researchers Prof GB Smith Dr P Swift Mr E Joseph

Brief description A new flexible composite polymer can transport light over distances beyond 30 metres within diameters of 5mm to 25mm and still be intrinsically bright. The link between composition, transport efficiency and output will be established. Input studies will include tailored external optics and full integration of bright LED's inside the cable. Prototypes evaluated will include, lighting inside display refrigeration, "on person" safety and fashion lighting (including novel jewellery), solar powered LED lighting for remote areas (including roadworks, stand alone signs, developing country and remote rural homes), daylight and lamps together in the one cable, and general lighting. Many of these will be developed by the industry collaborator.

Funding Amount $166,000

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