5 Ways Fiber Optics Are Changing the Landscape
Fiber Optic lighting may soon become the lighting of choice for architects since it uses less energy, remains cooler than traditional lighting, lasts longer than traditional light sources, and can be used almost anywhere. In this article we explore the 5 various areas that become enhanced by using fiber optics.
1) Pool Lighting
Lighting your pool with fiber optics not only makes it easier to achieve a calm and relaxing atmosphere, but also extends the use of your pool into the evening. You can use the pool lighting to adjust the mood, as well as highlight essential areas of the pool such as ladders and stairs.
2) Ceiling Aesthetics
Similar to how fiber optics can be used to highlight and enhance a pool, the same can be done when it comes to ceilings. By implementing fiber optic lights on the ceiling you can highlight architectural elements that would otherwise be overlooked.
3) Fiber Optic Walkway
While having lights aligning a pathway offers a classic design, you can get creative if you choose to use fiber optic lighting for your pathway. As seen above, the pathway utilizes an assortment of colours to give off a whimsical atmosphere. It is reminiscent of the Van Gogh-Roosegaarde bicycle path in the Netherlands. If you're not seeking colour, you can still choose to light up the path using white lights.
4) Stair Lights
Perhaps one of the most important areas of the home that needs lights and is often the most difficult to light is the staircase. Since many don't want to sacrifice the aesthetic value of their staircase with overbearing lights, a simple solution is to use fiber optics since they can easily blend into the area.
5) Museum Displays
In addition to being used at houses, fiber optic lights are the perfect lighting source for museums since they will not cause fading to exhibits. In the photo above you can see the room where the Hogwarts Castle model from the Harry Potter series is kept. The lighting choice would be not only for it's ability to avoid damage and fading but also for it's adaptability to change colours.