Museum & Gallery Lighting by Universal Fibre Optics

Contemporary Display Lighting Systems

MetroLED - class leading LED lighting for linear display applications

The MetroLED Lighting System. Click, Twist, Play.

LED lighting systems have traditionally ben the poor relation to fibre optics when it comes to illuminating objects and artefacts. Poor maintainability combined with light output over which you never felt you had full control have led to the generally superior fibre optic systems taking an overwhelming lead in the display lighting sector.

Until now. Now everything changes.

Universal Fibre Optics are proud to introduce you to MetroLED.

  • Simple - even a child can build it
  • Powerful - high powered LED's with both spotlight and linear options
  • Controllable - dual channel dimming system
  • Modular - it can be assembled in countless configurations
  • Maintainable - if one LED reaches end of life, replace only that module
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MetroLED really does offer all the above and much more, in a discreet, affordable package which can be rebuilt and reconfigured as often as your displays require it.

MetroLED allows you to change your lighting as often as you change your exhibits.

  • Need to replace a long linear wash with individual spotlights? No Problem.
  • Need to change from a wide to a narrow light beam to focus on a more intricate object? No Problem.
  • Need to mix and match between 3000K or 4000K colour temperatures? No problem.
  • Need to do all of the above at once? That's no problem either.

MetroLED - it really is child's play.

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LED Specifications

Spotlight 3000K 0.5W 100mA Available in spot and flood fitting
Spotlight 4000K 0.5W 100mA Available in spot and flood fitting
Linear Light 45mm 3000K 0.4W 80mA  
Linear Light 45mm 4000K 0.4W 80mA  
Linear Light 95mm 3000K 0.8W 80mA  
Linear Light 95mm 4000K 0.8W 80mA  
Linear Light 245mm 3000K 2.3W 80mA  
Linear Light 245mm 4000K 2.3W 80mA  
MetroLED Driver Version 2 N/A Variable Overload indication & shut down

General Technical Specifications

Mains supply voltage 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz
PSU output 5V DC
Min. ambient temperature -10°C
Max. ambient temperature 45°C
Power connection 2.1 x 5.5 x 12mm
LED type/model White light
LED linear CRI 85 (typical)
LED linear colour temperature 3000K or 4000K
LED linear optical efficiency 112 Lumen / W
LED linear current 10mA
LED spot CRI 95 (typical)
LED spot colour temperature 3000K or 4000K
LED spot optical efficiency 66 Lumen / W
LED spot current 100mA
LED life 50,000 hours in ambient 25°C

System Overview

System Components

1. 45° Elbow
Part: MTL-EB
2. Driver and Dimmer
Part: MTL-D4 or MTL-D7
3. Twistlock Spot Fitting
Part: MTL-SL-3K or MTL-SL-4K
4. Mounting Feet
Part: MTL-MF / RT / RS / CT
5. Spare Infill
Part: MTL-EB
6. Gooseneck Fitting
Part: MTL-GS-3K or MTL-GS-4K
7. 20mm Extrusion & Infill
Part: MTL-EI
8. Trumpets & Lenses
Part: MTL-LNS-CL / MO-W / N / C / F / D
9. End Cap
Part: MTL-EC
10. Power In Connector
11. Rotating Corner - Left or Right
Part: MTL-RC/L or MTL-RC/R
12. Linear Strip - 45,95 or 245mm
Part: MTL-LS/45/95/245/ - 3K/4K
13. Dimmer Plate
Part: MTL-DP
14. Power Supply Unit

Ordering Notes

  • Rotating corners are available in left and right handed versions. please suffix code with L or R to signify.
  • Three types of mounting feet are available - round threaded as well as round and corner screw down.
  • Two ranges of trumpets available. Classic (CL) & Contemporary (Co). Classic trumpets have clear or frosted lenses whilst contemporary are clear or diffused.
  • Both trumpet ranges are available with wide or narrow angled lenses.
  • Twistlock spot fittings, gooseneck, elbow and linear strip modules are available in both 3K & 4K colour temperature variants.
  • All parts are available in black, white or grey. please specify when ordering.
  • power supply unit has fittings for UK, US and EU sockets. Can be used with driver & dimmer or individually if no dimming is required.
  • Dimmer cover plates fit over standard single gang lighting pattress and are available in chrome, brass and brushed aluminium colours.
  • We are constantly looking at ways to enhance MetroLED, so specifications are subject to change without notice.

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