Fibre optic lighting advantages include the ability to locate lighting fixtures in locations where traditional electric fixtures cannot be installed or in areas that are difficult or impossible to service. Because the illuminators can be mounted in a remote area and the fibre carries little or no heat, designers are free to create with fewer restrictions.
Fibre optic lighting is composed of 2-3 components. An illuminator, fibre optic cable and/or fixtures when needed.
The popularity of fibre optics among designers include the color changing ability of fibre through the use of colour filters and special effects that can be produced through the use of colour wheels, synchronous controllers and DMX systems.