Search Menu
Photonics Media Photonics Buyers' Guide Photonics EDU Photonics Spectra BioPhotonics EuroPhotonics Industrial Photonics Photonics Showcase Photonics ProdSpec Photonics Handbook
More News
Email Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Comments

Thorough Testing Produces Fiber Lighting System

Photonics Spectra
Jul 2000
John V. DeNuto, Alan B. Toot and Matthew S. Mrakovich

A fiber optic distributed lighting system can illuminate exterior door handles, puddle lamps and running boards in vehicles, eliminating the need for incandescent lamps or light-emitting diodes in these high-moisture, -shock and -vibration areas. Distributed lighting offers vehicle designers flexibility in styling while offering manufacturers energy savings and improved reliability.

However, lighting system designers face stiff safety and reliability problems when considering any type of systems for production vehicles: thermal management, environmental performance (dust, heat endurance, vibration, and thermal and mechanical shock), manufacturability, luminous output and fiber uniformity....

Meet the authors

John V. DeNuto is an engineering supervisor with Delphi Automotive Systems in Troy, Mich. He has a bachelor's degree in naval architecture from the US Naval Academy and a master's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Akron.

Alan B. Toot is a project engineer at Delphi. He has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Akron.

Matthew S. Mrakovich is a project engineer, also with Delphi Automotive Systems. He has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Youngstown State University.

ConsumerFeaturesfiber opticslight sourcesLEDs

Terms & Conditions Privacy Policy About Us Contact Us
back to top
Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn YouTube RSS
©2019 Photonics Media, 100 West St., Pittsfield, MA, 01201 USA,

Photonics Media, Laurin Publishing
x Subscribe to Photonics Spectra magazine - FREE!
We use cookies to improve user experience and analyze our website traffic as stated in our Privacy Policy. By using this website, you agree to the use of cookies unless you have disabled them.