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End Lit Glass Fibre Optic Harnesses

The only UK manufacturer of raw fibre for fibre optic harnesses

Our range of glass fibre harnesses are made up of tails which contain many fine glass fibres sheathed in a black coloured low smoke material.

The ends are finished with crimp terminations for small diameters and with brass or stainless steel ferrules for larger diameters. Ferrules allow end fittings to be attached to the fibre tails.

Due to the very fine nature of the glass fibres, they can be mixed up in the common end connector (a technique known as randomising) which allows for a more even light output between individual tails.

Larger diameters are available on request with soft silicone at the ends of the tails for use when articulated fittings are used in a tight space for the fibre bend radius.

Standard ferrule options are shown in the ordering codes table below, however, other options are available including 1/4" smooth, M7 and 8mm smooth. Ferrules are supplied in brass as standard or in stainless steel for use outdoors or in damp areas.

Features & Specifications

UFO glass fibre optic harnesses offer unparalleled light output, very long life and extraordinary colour characteristics.

Benefits of UFO end lit glass fibre include:

  • Compliance with the IEC fire retardant standard 60332-1-2
  • Unique fused technology
  • Resistance to high temperatures which offers the greatest possible light output without heat filters
  • UV resistant common end
  • Flexible multi-fibre construction
  • High packing density which ensures compatibility with tightly focussed light sources
  • High quality glass fibres offering exceptional transmission and colour characteristics
  • Factory terminated common ends for superior quality, performance and longevity
Common ends 30mm fused technology
Flexible sheathing HFFR compounds - halogen free and flame retardant to IEC 60332-1-2
Operating temperatures Common end face: 0°C - 350°C
Flexible tube: 0°C - 150°C
Flexible sheathing: 0°C - 70°C

Fibre Harness Ordering Codes

Size Approx. Active Diameter Approx. Outer Diameter Max No. of Tails Per Light Source Minimum Bend Radius Termination Types
1 1mm 2.3mm 400 7mm crimp
1.5 1.5mm 2.7mm 270 8mm crimp/tube
1.8 1.8mm 2.6mm 160 10mm crimp/tube
2 2mm 2.8mm 135 15mm crimp/tube/3mm
8 3mm 4.9mm 68 18mm M8/M10
12 4.3mm 6.4mm 38 20mm M8/M10
18 5mm 7.4mm 25 40mm M8/M10
24 6mm 8.7mm 17 50mm M8/M10
36 7.3mm 10.1mm 12 70mm M10

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