Photos: Fiber optics lighting the way

Fiberstars' EFO (efficient fiber optics) lighting has begun showing up in some supermarkets' freezer and refrigerator cases. Light from a high-intensity bulb is fed into specialized fibers. Because the electrical components are kept at a distance, the light won't heat up seafood or other items that need to be kept cold. It also cuts electricity usage.


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