Available in various diameters, common ends are different for glass and polymer fibre, with those for glass being larger. We also offer 12.5mm and 14mm mini common ends which are particularly useful in display cases where it may not be possible to drill a hole large enough to take a full size 30mm common end.
Adaptors are also available to allow multiple mini common ends to be plugged together into one light source.
We also offer our unique Ezefix range of common ends which allow for end-user termination of fibre optics. See the tab below for more information on these.
Shown below are the largest and smallest sizes of common ends for glass fibre.
Shown below is a typical common end used for PMMA fibre.
Commmon ends for glass fibre are manufactured from aluminium and anodised black, whereas the type used for PMMA fibre are raw aluminium. The 30mm diameter section provides a snug fit in any standard 30mm light source port.
Mini common ends are useful in situations, for example in museum display cases, where there is either not room, or it is not aesthetically pleasing to have a full size common end cutout.
Availalble in two sizes; 12.5mm and 14mm, mini common ends are generally fitted to light tubes, bars and wands, but can also be used in other situations.
We can provide adaptors which allow mini common ends to be inserted into a standard light source port connector.
Available to take one, two or three 12.5mm, or one or two 14mm mini common ends, they have an outside diameter of 30mm and are fitted with grub screws to secure the mini common ends in place.
The Ezefix termination system makes it quick and simple to terminate polymer optical fibre for lighting applications without the use of specialist equipment.
It consists of a range of port connectors for connection of the fibre to a light source and ferrule connectors to finish end lit fibre and allow attachment of end fittings.
While factory termination is always recommended for PMMA fibre and is necessary for glass fibre, this connector system will give adequate results where maximum light output or evenness are not required.
Use this tool to find the correct part number, based on the fibre type and size.
Choose fibre type, fibre size and the number of tails using the drop down menus. Ths correct part number for your application will then be displayed.
|Aperture Size||M25 Gland||M32 Gland||M40 Gland||M50 Gland|
|Fibre||Thread||Brass Part No.||Stainless Steel Part No.|
|12 x 0.75mm||M8||M8B12||M8S12|
|25 x 0.75mm||M8||M8B25||M8S25|
|50 x 0.75mm||M8||M8B50||M8S50|
|12 x 0.75mm||M10||M10B12||M10S12|
|25 x 0.75mm||M10||M10B25||M10S25|
|50 x 0.75mm||M10||M10B50||M10S50|
|75 x 0.75mm||M10||M10B75||M10S75|
|88 x 0.75mm||M10||M10B88||M10S88|