A special kind of flexible fiber that carries light from one end to the other, fiber optics have a myriad of uses, both practical and aesthetic. Fiber optic lamps have become more popular in recent years as decorative items in homes and businesses. Existing in all forms from small, bedside lamps to massive fiber optic chandeliers, this form of lighting has proven attractive to various customers. While some models remain expensive, you can create one from home cheaply.

Creating a Fiber Optic Lamp

Trim the individual fibers to the desired length using the scissors. Gather the fibers together into a bundle, assembling them into their preferred form. Arrange the fibers so they all retain the same length at the bottom of the bundle and create a relatively flat surface.

Firmly grasping the bundle, take a lighter or other heat source and carefully melt the bottom of the fibers into a smooth surface. Hold for a few minutes, and set the bundle down on a safe surface to allow the melted fiber optic cables to finish cooling.

Clean and dry the surface of the acrylic base. Glue the smooth bottom end of the fiber optic bundle to the acrylic base. Hold firmly in place for a few minutes until the superglue dries completely.

Take the base and set it atop a light source. The light will illuminate the base and travel through the fiber optic cables to create an aesthetically-pleasing fiber optic lamp.