ACRYLITE® LED Light Guiding Acrylic Rod Technical Information

Product

ACRYLITE® light guiding acrylic rod has unique light conducting properties that distribute light evenly throughout the entire rod surface. As light enters from the end, embedded colorless diffuser particles scatter the light forward and exit the surface at low angles resulting in uniformly bright illumination.

Suitable for many purposes, it will bring dazzling light intensity to your next project.

Features & Benefits

  • Three grades available for maximum illumination
  • Even light dispersion
  • Easily thermoformed
  • 10 year warranty

Applications

  • Lighting fixtures
  • Illuminated handrails
  • P-O-P/Store fixtures
  • Exhibit applications

Fabrication

This material can be machined using the same methods as standard extruded acrylic rod. Diamond milling or flame polishing the rough end will reduce loss of light upon entry by as much as 6% compared to a sawed edge. It is possible to matte the surface of the rod through sandblasting or matte lacquer. However, this can lead to irregular lighting and decrease the luminance as the rough surface disperses the light.

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Uniform Illumination

Illuminated by LED lights at one or both ends, it disperses light evenly throughout, whereas conventional acrylic rod glow only at one end. Additionally, ACRYLITE® light guiding rod can be easily formed into shapes and letters without compromising functionality.

Product Offering

Grade Outer Diameter Recommended light length for illumination on both ends*
0E011 L .787” 1.57” Up to 24”
0E012 XL .787” 1.57” 24”-48”
0E013 XXL .787” 1.57” 48”-78.7”

It is available in 2000mm (78.7”) length.

*Light length assumes using 120° view angle light source. Using a narrower beam will increase light length with uniform results. When lighting from one end, light length is cut in half.

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20 mm outer diameter ACRYLITE® light guiding rod illuminated with an LED light (3x1.5 Volt AAA batteries). The opposite end of the rod is laminated with a mirror film to reflect the light.                        

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20 mm outer diameter light guiding rod illuminated with an RGB LED light (3x1.5 Volt AAA batteries). The opposite end of the rod is laminated with a mirror.

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20 mm outer diameter light guiding rod illuminated with LED lights (3x1.5 Volt AAA batteries).