The materials most commonly used for lighting applications are acrylic and polycarbonate. Acrylic plexiglass and polycarbonate sheets are both strong and durable plastic sheets with top-of-the-line visual possibilities. With these materials having such great qualities it makes them the go-to material for most lighting applications, including commercial lighting, lenses, interior LED and conventional lighting fixtures.
Acrylic/Plexiglass Sheets - Acrylic sheeting is one of the most common materials used in manufacturing today. Many of the designers continuously select the transparent polymers as an alternative when traditional glass breaks too easily or is too heavy.
Polycarbonate Sheets - Characterized by high-impact strength, light weight, and flexibility, polycarbonate sheeting used as shatter resistant substitutes for glass.
Lumen XT – A translucent polycarbonate product with a textured surface on one side, Lumen XT specifically designed for lighting lenses. It features a unique combination of high light diffusion and high light transmission through a combination of optimized surface texture and advanced diffuser technologies. The wide range of standard diffusion levels offers the flexibility to maximize light fixtures aesthetics and performance.
Light Guide Panel (LGP) –This material was developed specifically for edge-lit illumination signage and displays, giving excellent brightness and evenness of illumination. Formulated with evenly dispersed diffusion particles resulting in bright and uniform illumination, the light guide panel can be illuminated by a variety of light sources, i.e., LED’s and Fluorescents. The better the light source the better the panel will illuminate. Works well for the following applications: illuminated poster box, retail displays, airport signage, point-of-purchase displays, bus shelter advertising and interior lighting. LGP is energy efficient, requiring less energy to illuminate large areas.
Light Diffusion (LD) - Light diffusion sheet is a polycarbonate sheeting designed with an advanced light diffusion technology that provides excellent light uniformity without sacrificing light transmission. The proprietary diffuser technology eliminates visible hot spots from pinpoint LED lights in typical flat and formed sign applications. Makrolon LD is easy to form, fabricate and decorate and has excellent impact strength and dimensional stability. Works great with applications such as sign faces, channel letters, and lighting fixture covers.
2406 - The white 2406 LD material is a light diffusing white acrylic sheet that so happens to be able to provide top of the line diffusion properties. This allows for greater sign design flexibility and top notch impact resistance.
Prismatic Light Diffusing (PL21) – Prismatic light diffusing panel offers outstanding efficiency and superb glare control as well. Product applications are general offices, government buildings, illuminated ceilings and laboratories to name a few.