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FAQ's

Q. How many of the DVFC1.5 - 1.5mm diameter Fiber Optic Cables can be used with one Lamplighter™ 1 box?
A. About 13 of the 1.5mm diameter FOC’s can be used with one Lamplighter™ 1 box.

 

Q. How many of the DVFC1.0 - 1.0mm diameter Fiber Optic Cables can be used with one Lamplighter™ 1 box?
A. About 28 of the 1.0mm diameter FOC’s can be used with one Lamplighter™ 1 box.

 

Q.  How many Dwarvin Street Lights can be used with one Lamplighter 1 box? 
A. This depends on the diameter of the FOC that is used with the Dwarvin Street Lights.  The model DVSL101 uses 1mm diameter FOC so up to 28 can be used with one Lamplighter 1 box, if no other FOCs are being used with that same box. 

 

Q. How many foot of FOC should I use?
A. Usually calculate a 3foot / 1 meter run between the location of the Lamplighter 1 box and the structure to be lit.  Clearly what you need will depend on your layout and its compactness.

 

Q.  Can the light intensity of an individual FOC be varied?
A. Yes, by moving the FOC to different depths within the Lamplighter 1 box the light intensity will be varied.

 

Q.  Changing the color of a Fiber
A. The most cost effective solution is to translucent paint (say from Tamiya) onto the end of the FOC inside a building.  Alternatively, a transparent cellophane can be used at the end of a fiber.  

 

Q.  It is difficult to at first put in more than 5 FOCs into one Lamplighter 1 box, what is the solution to making it easier to add more?
A. Remove the FOCs that have been inserted into the Lamplighter 1 box and use the blunt end of a standard pencil to open up the fronds of the ferrel at the entrance to the box.  Insert the pencil about 1” only, so as to not damage the internal optics.  This should allow many more FOCs to be inserted.

 

Q.  Can the Lamplighter be used outside of the USA / Canada?
A. Yes, as the power supply is compatible with both 110 and 240V.  However, an adapter will be needed if using the supply supplied with the Lamplighter 1 box.

 

Q.  Can I use my own power supply?
A. The power supply provided with the product has been tested to meet the demands of the Lamplighter Box and so it is recommended to use that supply.

 

Q.  Can I connect fibers togather?
AThe easiest way is with a metal or stiff tube with the internal diameter approximately the same as that of the fiber.