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Using Fiber optic for lights.

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Using Fiber optic for lights.

Post #1 by niner » Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:02 pm

I have a Joal Komatsu WA900 that I'm doing up in slow time. I've been wanting to put some lights in the front headlights but theres not enough room for an LED bulb.

I managed to get some fiber optic strands in a bid to experiment so tonight I knocked up a crude mock up to see how it would work.

The photos are a bit grainy.

This is a rough headlight bar and unit made with some plastruct, aluminium tube and a bit of blue tack to hold it together.

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Roughly put up against the model.

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In the dark.

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I hooked the optics to a small LED torch on my mobile. There isnt a lot of light coming out of the end but it works. That light could be packed with a lot more optic. I reckon with a bit of work It will work.

Anyone else tried this?


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Re: Using Fiber optic for lights.

Post #2 by Jeremy Rowland » Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:11 pm

Looking good :thumbup: nothing quite like a bit of realistic detail. :claphands:

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