I've seen a partially diffusing flexible optic fiber used in several places, but I can't figure out what exactly to google to find the stuff. Does it have a name?

I'd like to stick leds to each end of a ~50cm piece of it, and have it light up all the way.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Unfortunately shopping questions are off-topic, as per the help centre. \$\endgroup\$
    – David
    Commented Sep 16, 2014 at 6:40
  • \$\begingroup\$ Thanks for the heads up! I edited the question, hopefully it's ok now. \$\endgroup\$
    – Schlaus
    Commented Sep 16, 2014 at 6:56
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    – The Photon
    Commented Oct 16, 2014 at 16:03
  • \$\begingroup\$ @ThePhoton thank you! I'd completely forgotten about this. \$\endgroup\$
    – Schlaus
    Commented Oct 16, 2014 at 16:50
  • \$\begingroup\$ Can you add an image of the same?? otherwise, it's hard to keep guessing from the general description. \$\endgroup\$
    – Mayank
    Commented Jul 18, 2017 at 6:52

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I finally found the answer to be side glow fiber.


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