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My fiber optic experiment

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by Lite4, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,173

    I have been experimenting with fiber optics in some of the fountains I build. What do you think?

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  2. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,173

    one more in green.....

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  3. ChampionLS

    ChampionLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,066

    Nice Tim!... Wheres mine????

    I've seen those things (sorry) here at one of our dealers. Are you at show in these pictures? We should get a tent for the next one so it's dark.
  4. JimLewis

    JimLewis LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,872

    Very cool! I don't like all the different colors, though. I think the first photo (purple??) looks cool. The second photo (blue) looks pretty good but for some reason, the last photo (green) doesn't appeal to me.

    Do the fiber optics have to change color? Or can you get them in a fixed color? Also, how did you do that? Can you just hook up the F.O. light to a regular LV transformer like any other LV light? What kind of F.O. light fixture are you using?

    I want to hook up my bubbler at my house like that and try it out for a little bit to see if it's something I think I could sell.
  5. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,173

    Thanks guys,
    Anthony, We just used the tent because our booth was outside. there is a big heater in it since it is 45 during the day.

    Jim, the fiber is driven by an LED driver. You can leave it on a stationary color or it can rotate, your choice. We incorporated the fiber right into the piping.
  6. Keith

    Keith LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,979

    Looks good Tim. I actually think I like the green the best.
  7. Mike M

    Mike M LawnSite Bronze Member
    from usa
    Messages: 1,988

  8. Pro-Scapes

    Pro-Scapes LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,180

    Burt and I played with an mr16 rgb led this weekend. Could be cool for underwater or holidays but i dont see it being mainstream at all.

    The led drop ins when pitted against the tru aim titan babs is close in color but isnt close to the DG color.

    Tim can you email me more info on the fiber ? I might have a project coming soon and would like to discuss how and costs of doing a small project like this.

    I know geek did some on a waterfall that were wonderful but i think he used metal halide sources ?
  9. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
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  10. ChampionLS

    ChampionLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,066

    Have a look at this:

    This is an experiment with a ColorKinetics LED sequencer. One is a MR16, and the other is a MR11. Each unit has 12 preset programs for colorwashing. They run on 12VAC or DC and change programs by pulsing the power on/off for 1 second/ They are so bright its blinding!

    The photos are:

    Small version MR:11 (large version is already uploaded in thread 'best fixture for ingrade'

    The two together
    A prototype paver light with the fixture

    A MPEG movie showing the transition (fastest rate) There are 11 other programs!

    All White
    All Red
    All Blue
    All Green
    Blend Red/Green
    Blend Blue/Green
    Blend Red/Blue
    etc. (I cant remember all of them) I'll repost when I get a chance.




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