Light Pipes

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  • A way of "plumbing" light
  • Can be either a reflective tube, or fiber optic based
  • Can incoperate lenses and switches as well
  • Essentially is a Skylight / Window that can be moved anywhere
  • Complex, but allows for Daylighting and thus less waste on artificial lighting
  • Should investigate the efficiency + effectivness of clear plastic fiber optics vs reflective tubes ( Toslink uses this, albeit with low range)
  • Also used for distributing high output light sources across a wide area in a lower brightness output (This was used in some Sulfur Lamp designs, but doesn't make too much sense with leds outside of niche uses)

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