Fiber Optic Products, Wire & Cable

LITEflight® Fiber Optic Cable


LITEflight HD

Carlisle Interconnect Technologies (CarlisleIT) is a leading manufacturer of high-performance fiber optic interconnect systems and offers a comprehensive range of rugged and high-performance fiber optic cable and assemblies.

CarlisleIT’s LITEflight® fiber optic cable is specifically designed to provide maximum performance and durability in the demanding conditions found in aerospace, military, industrial and other harsh environments. With the broad experience applying harsh environment interconnects, a deep understanding of advanced materials and sophisticated manufacturing processes at our factory sites worldwide, CarlisleIT’s system design engineers bring the performance benefits of fiber optic interconnects to your applications for even the most demanding installation scenarios.

LITEflight® cables offer all the benefits of fiber optic interconnect performance in temperature extremes, high shock and high G-force environments, tight routing and bending installation envelopes with cabling products designed to withstand the worst mechanical and environmental strains. LITEflight fiber optic products are widely deployed in commercial aerospace, military aerospace, defense ground tactical and industrial applications.


Performance Highlights:

  • Performance in the harshest installation and operating environments
  • Unmatched performance in temperature extremes, high vibration, tight routing and bending, high mechanical shock, corrosive and caustic installation scenarios
  • Flame-resistance properties, low smoke, low toxicity, low weight, and immunity to electromagnetic interference (EMI).

The LITEflight® fiber optic cable family of products

LITEflight® Fiber Optic Cable

Most broadly specified and used fiber optic cable in Aerospace


LITEflight® EP Fiber Optic Cable

Enhanced Performance — Ultimate environmental/mechanical performance and broad contact/connector compatibility


LITEflight® HD Fiber Optic Cable

High Density – Industry-leading performance in the only aerospace-grade MTP/MPO compatible cable


LITEflight® TS Fiber Optic Cable

Tight Structured — Best-performing tight structured cable in the industry


LITEflight® POF Fiber Optic Cable

Plastic Optical Fiber — The highest-performing plastic optic cable for harsh environment installations. The only aerospace qualified POF cable on the market today


Key Features

  • Performance in temperature extremes with products available to operate in environments from -65°C to + 260°C
  • Lowest susceptibility to thermally induced signal loss
  • Minimal bend sensitivity
  • Extreme shock and vibration resistance
  • Extended flexibility and flexure endurance
  • Tight kink resistance and tolerance
  • High tensile strength
  • Maximum abrasion resistance
  • Ultimate resistance to corrosive fluids and gases
  • Widest connector and contact compatibility
  • Low smoke and toxicity and Flame Resistance exceeding FAR 25 Appendix F for aircraft installations
  • Compatibility with the broadest range of contact and connector systems

LITEflight® EP Configuration Options

LITEflight EP


Mechanical/Environmental Performance

Temperature Rating: up to 260°C
Cable Weight: 4.6 kg/km
Minimum Bend Radius (installation): 6.0 mm
Minimum Bend Radius (operation/shortage): 9.0mm
Attenuation (850mm): 2.8-2.9 dB/km
Attenuation (1300mm): 0.6-0.8 dB/km

Key Features

  • Performance in temperature extremes with products available to operate in environments from -65°C to 150°C
  • Lowest susceptibility to thermally induced signal loss
  • Minimal bend sensitivity
  • Extreme shock and vibration resistance
  • Extended flexibility and flexure endurance
  • Tight kink resistance and tolerance
  • High tensile strength
  • Maximum abrasion resistance
  • Ultimate resistance to corrosive fluids and gases
  • Low smoke & toxicity and flame resistance exceeding FAR 25 Appendix F for aircraft installations
  • No preferential bend axis (360°)
  • Compatible with MPO style contacts and connectors

Product Construction

LITEflight HD


Mechanical/Environmental Performance

Temperature Rating -65°C to 125°C
Cable Weight 19±2 kg/km
Minimum Bend Radius (Installation) 12 mm
Minimum Bend Radius (Operation/Shortage) 20 mm
Attenuation (850 mm) 2.7-3.0 dB/km
Attenuation (1300 mm) 0.8-1.0 dB/km

Product Information Resources

LITEflight® EP spec sheet
LITEflight® HD spec sheet


More Information

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