The Multiwave Design

The ability to direct the illuminating payload of an LED into structures that can mimic the "look" of a glowing filament will offer the combination of great value in energy efficiency (efficacy) and a familiar, attractive aesthetic for both commercial and consumer markets. The failure of LED’s in the lighting marketplace is largely due to the fact that LED’s, although not lasers, are still highly directional and do not radiate uniformly in all directions. Instead, light is fluoresced, refracted through or reflected off of an optical element, in an attempt to give the appearance that may evoke earlier days of candle light. Decorative LED light bulb manufacturers are forced to “frost” the bulb and sell the more expensive LED light bulb on merits of economics and longevity but suffer from inferior aesthetics and poor sales. The current Multiwave solution uses the properties of optical fibers and mechanical microforming of these optical fiber structures (twisting) to create a device that spreads the light from an LED source coupled in to one or both end(s) of the fiber, through a 360 degree uniform or other predetermined pattern. The technology can demonstrate white light (wide band) light bulbs or narrow band light (color) bulbs and involves controlling the way light is scattered out of an optical fiber.

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