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AFL Releases New FTTx Aerial Weathertight Closure


AFL releases the LightGuard™ 500 FTTx aerial weathertight fiber optic splice closure designed to allow for FTTx splicing in aerial applications. With access for one to 16 subscriber drops using LGX® 118 duplex adapters for connectivity, the LG-500 FTTx closure also features a patented tongue-in-groove cover seal system and engineered thermoplastic to meet Telcordia® aerial closure and UV­resistance requirements.

The FTTx closure includes four self-sizing grommet cable ports – two express ports and two multi-drop ports. The interior of the splice enclosure provides secure placement of spliced fibers and PLC splitters. Accessories include a dual grommet cable expansion kit, cable grounding harness, extended aerial hanger kit, adjustable bracket, six-port drop cable kit and PLC splitters.

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AFL provides industry-leading products and services to the electric utility, broadband, communications, OEM, enterprise, wireless and transit rail markets as well as the emerging markets of oil and gas, mining, nuclear, avionics, medical, renewable and intelligent grid. The company's diverse product portfolio includes fiber optic cable, transmission and substation accessories, outside plant equipment, connectors, fusion splicers, test equipment and training. AFL's service portfolio includes market-leading positions with the foremost communications companies supporting inside plant central office, EF&I, outside plant, enterprise and wireless areas.

Founded in 1984, AFL is proud to offer engineering expertise, exceptional products and reliable service that help our customers improve their critical and electrical infrastructure. AFL has operations in the U.S., Mexico, Europe and Asia. The company is headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. For more information, visit

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