Installation of S-S30, S-SO40 or S-SO75 side emitting cable
The S-S30, S-SO40 and S-SO75 light cables utilize 30, 40 or 75 high-grade fibers and are engineered for side vision light use. The light is displayed in a lineal fashion producing a brilliant neon effect. They operate on a closed loop system requiring both ends to be brought back to the illuminator. If a single illuminator is used the will be 60, 80 or 150 fibers per cable loop (both ends of the cable in the illuminator). Up to 750 strands of fiber can be run off of one illuminator. For optimum efficiency, 150 feet is the maximum recommended loop length per light cable. Be careful not to kink the light cable by keeping all bending radiuses to 1 inch or more.
Determine the location of the S150 metal halide illuminator best suited for your situation. Please see the Design Guide and Guide to Cable for further information
Determine the route in which the fiber optic cables will travel. Fiber optic cables are to be in a loop configuration. If two illuminators are used, the fiber optic cable ends can travel from one illuminator to the other. 200 feet per light cable length is the maximum recommended.
Once the route is established, begin to install the track or cable clamps in which the fiber optic cable will be held. Make sure the light track/cable clamps are affixed in a straight line. Use a chalk line if necessary. Affix the light track with Phillips screws spaced 2 feet apart.
When the track is in place, begin to install the side emitting cable.
On the ground, first unroll the fiber optic cable for the entire route of installation. Lay out the path in which the fiber optic cable will travel from the illuminator or illuminators around the desired path and back to the illuminator again. Do not cut the cable until it is completely installed in the track! For each fiber optic cable end, leave 12 inches extra at the illuminator.
Starting at the illuminator, snap the fiber optic cable into the light track. Do not kink the light cable and avoid sharp bends less than 1inch radius. Be sure to leave 12 inches of extra light cable at the illuminator before installing into the light track.
Work your way around the light track path until you arrive back at the illuminator. Cut the light cable leaving 12 inches extra light cable.
At this point the light cable and the light track should be completely installed. The light cable ends should be extending at least 12 inches beyond the illuminators location.