SunFibre Technology

 

Scilif offers a unique solution for everyone who wants to feel safe in conditions of poor visibility and to eliminate risk posed by walking on a road in bad weather, skiing in fog or construction works carried out at night.

 

We have developed a light fibre Scilif SunFibre which radiates light and is much more visible than reflective elements or a LED light.

 

We have covered the fibre with a textile coating (piping) to increase its resistance. This allows to sew this unique light source onto any textile material. The coating further improves mechanical resistance of the fibre and overall luminosity.

 

All you need to do is to attach a light battery having the size of a chewing gum package to the piping.

 

Surprisingly small weight of the fibre and easy application to any textile material offer a wide range of uses. Washing in a washing machine is not a problem (after disconnecting the battery) and it does not affect the quality or functionality of the fibre.

 

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[1]  Paspule SunFibre

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[2]  LED sources

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[3]  Control unit

Key features of technology

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EXTREME VISIBILITY
 

Lighted SCILIF SunFibre pipping’s have 360° visibility. When used according to the producer’s recommendations, SunFibre visibility under suitable conditions (darkness and clear air) exceeds 2 km. Under lower visibility such as fog and snowstorm, SunFibre visibility always exceeds any retro-reflective options. Luminous flux of SunFibre ranges between 50 - 500 lumens. SunFibre functions are designed to achieve maximum visibility in continuous mode and maximum warning effect in blinking mode.

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FLEXIBLE AND WATERPROOF MATERIAL

The SCILIF SunFibre light guide with LED source is highly resistant to rain, snow and wind. It’s very flexible in all conditions and its textile piping ensures technical strength while providing great optics and pleasant touch. The textile piping is easily sewn into textile garments. SunFibre light guides appear as an integral design feature of clothing and accessories, which is appreciated by both users and clothing designers.

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RECHARGEABLE Li-Ion BATTERY

The energy source for the control unit (MPU) is a Li-Ion battery, rechargeable up to 1,000 cycles. The unit includes a micro USB connector for recharging, the most widely used connector for mobile devices worldwide. Control units have varied Li–Ion battery capacities, essentially determining maximum luminous power as well as length of operation per charge. Operation modes can be modified, based on the SunFibre application. The SCILIF team developed a new line of units equipped with sensors that respond to external conditions, including wearer motion and surrounding light.

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