Lines of light are ideal for splash and function lighting.

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OptiLine® lights utilize a mixture of fiber optic layers to achieve multi-colored lighting effects and different degrees of brightness. Multi-tail design allows lines of light to be put into different areas while utilizing only a single light source. LED technology yields 50,000+ hrs of life and consumes 30 mA. Product suited for use in consumer electronics; medical and dental equipment; and automotive radio and HVAC controls.

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Fiber Optic Lines of Light Provide Range of Illumination Solutions for Specialty Lighting Applications

Irvine, CA, July 2003 - OptiLine® fiber optic lines of light from Poly-Optical are ideal for use as splash and function lighting in small, inaccessible areas, as well as for backlighting a variety of products such as bezels used in consumer electronics, medical and dental equipment, and automotive radio and HVAC controls.

OptiLine provides a very bright line of light for accentuating medical devices, data scanners, and machine vision equipment (such as lighting for line scan cameras).

OptiLine assemblies can provide multi-layered illumination utilizing a mixture of fiber optic layers to achieve multi-colored lighting effects, different degrees of brightness and a variety of appearances, from a neon-like glow to soft, diffuse accent lighting. A multi-tail design allows lines of light to be put into different areas while utilizing only a single light source.

Available in a range of colors, styles and sizes, OptiLine lines of light and lighting assemblies use the latest in super-bright LED technology as a light source, yield long life (50,000 +hours), consume minimal power (30 mA) and are economically priced. Besides saving power and space, there is no heat, no EMI and they are maintenance free. Poly-Optical offers a variety of light sources to interface with the fiber optic lines of light.

OptiLine® lines of light can be designed in a wide range of different configurations and assemblies to meet individual illumination, frontlighting or backlighting requirements. The average thickness of an OptiLine is approximately 0.053" (1.35 mm) for a single layer, typically using styrene as the stiffener.

Pricing for OptiLine lines of light ranges from $0.80 to $1.50 per square inch (per 6.45 cm²).

For more information, contact Poly-Optical Products, Inc., 17475 Gillette Avenue, Irvine, CA 92614. Tel: 949-250-8557; Fax: 949-250-1840; E-mail: Web:

Poly-Optical Products, Inc. specializes in plastic and plastic optical fiber devices used in a range of backlighting and other illumination applications, including membrane switches, keypads, LCDs, medical devices, light guides, sensors and many others. Poly- Optical serves the following industries: computer, medical, automotive, security, consumer electronics, industrial controls, spa, military/aerospace, sports and toy. Founded in 1965, the company offers unparalleled technical capability for producing plastic optical fiber for the transfer of light, data and images. Poly-Optical holds 12 U.S. patents and is QS 9000 and ISO 9001 certified.

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