End Lit Glass Fiber Harnesses

Our range of glass fiber harnesses are made up of tails which contain many fine glass fibers sheathed in a black colored low smoke material.

The ends are finished with crimp terminations for small diameters and with brass or stainless steel ferrules for larger diameters. Ferrules allow end fittings to be attached to the fiber tails.

Due to the very fine nature of the glass fibers, they can be mixed up in the common end connector (a technique known as randomising) which allows for a more even light output between individual tails.

Larger diameters are available on request with soft silicone at the ends of the tails for use when articulated fittings are used in a tight space for the fiber bend radius.

Standard ferrule options are shown in the ordering codes table below, however, other options are available including 1/4″ smooth, M7 and 8mm smooth. Ferrules are supplied in brass as standard or in stainless steel for use outdoors or in damp areas.

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Features & Specifications

UFO glass fiber optic harnesses offer unparalleled light output, very long life and extraordinary color characteristics.

Benefits of UFO end lit glass fiber include:

  • Compliance with the IEC fire retardant standard 60332-1-2
  • Unique fused technology
  • Resistance to high temperatures which offers the greatest possible light output without heat filters
  • UV resistant common end
  • Flexible multi-fiber construction
  • High packing density which ensures compatibility with tightly focussed illuminators
  • High quality glass fibers offering exceptional transmission and color characteristics
  • Factory terminated common ends for superior quality, performance and longevity

Common ends: 30mm (1.2″) fused technology
Flexible sheathing: HFFR compounds – halogen free and flame retardant to IEC 60332-1-2
Operating temperatures:

  • Common end face: 0°C – 350°C (32°F – 662°F)
  • Flexible tube: 0°C – 150°C (32°F – 302°F)
  • Flexible sheathing: 0°C – 70°C (32°F – 158°F)
SIZEAPPROX. ACTIVE DIAMETERAPPROX. OUTER DIAMETERMAX NO. OF TAILS PER ILLUMINATORMINIMUM BEND RADIUSTERMINATION TYPES
11mm (0.04″)2.3mm (0.09″)4007mm (0.28″)crimp
1.51.5mm (0.06″)2.7mm (0.11″)2708mm (0.31″)crimp/tube
1.81.8mm (0.07″)2.6mm (0.1″)16010mm (0.39″)crimp/tube
22mm (0.08″)2.8mm (0.11″)13515mm (0.59″)crimp/tube
3mm (0.12″)
83mm (0.12″)4.9mm (0.19″)6818mm (0.71″)M8/M10
124.3mm (0.17″)6.4mm (0.25″)3820mm (0.79″)M8/M10
185mm (0.2″)7.4mm (0.29″)2540mm (1.57″)M8/M10
246mm (0.24″)8.7mm (0.34″)1750mm (1.97″)M8/M10
367.3mm (0.29″)10.1mm (0.4″)1270mm (2.76″)M10

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Size

1, 1.5, 1.8, 2, 8, 12, 18, 24, 36