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Which is better: single-strand fiber optic filament or fiber optic cable?

NEITHER ! One is not “better” than the other. Which type of fiber you use in your star ceiling is a matter of several factors:

  • What is your desired star density?
  • What is your ceiling material: Suspended panels or finished sheetrock?
  • What is your budget?
  • Is fiber management an issue?
  • How much filament protection is required?

Having worked with both Fiber Optic Cable and Single Strand Fiber Optic Filament, we’ve learned that each has advantages and disadvantages. Here are a few of these from the perspective of a Star Ceiling: