ACRYLITE® LED light guiding edge lit can easily create ultra-thin panel lighting for traffic-stopping illumination. When LED strip modules are used at the edges of the sheet, the acrylic glows uniformly across its two perpendicular surfaces. The special light-diffusing particles inside the material extract the light uniformly through the sheet and direct it toward the viewer. This transparent colorless material offered in various grades and thicknesses is also available in rod form (L, XL, XXL).
Highly efficient light distribution via the perpendicular surfaces
Uniform luminance across the panel simply by selecting the appropriate grade
Simple to change panel sizes
Surface structuring, etching, or printing not needed
Double-surface illumination possible without adding materials
Single-surface illumination possible with white reflective material on backside
Crystal clear material allowing the viewer to see through the panel
Brightest light rays directed perpendicular from panel surface
Thin profile single or double sided poster walls, menus, and signs for advertising
Transparent illuminated partitions
Decorative ambient light panels or rods for architecture and interior design
Ultra-slim architectural luminaires
The product can be machined with the same parameters and equipment as standard ACRYLITE®.
The bending radius needs to be 6 times larger than the material thickness so the light can follow the shape
With fine polishing, surface scratches can be removed and the lighting properties are restored
The typical setup consists of ACRYLITE® LED light guiding edge lit illuminated with LED strip modules at one, two, or four sides. A transparent protection sheet can be used to protect the poster and light guide. A secondary diffuser can be used to improve the light scattering in certain applications.
Complete functionality is only provided after removing the masking film.
Maximum luminous efficiency and homogenous light distribution are achieved using the recommended grades (SM, L, XL, XXL).
To obtain optimal luminous efficiency, it is recommended to polish all edges or use a laser-cut method. Mirror or white reflector materials (such as tape) can be used on edges without LEDs to enhance uniformity and efficiency.
Bonding, lamination, and printing on the front or back-side surfaces will disturb the light transport and therefore create non-homogenous illumination.
Install LEDs close to the edge so that the entire light cone enters the sheet/rod.
The thickness of the material should be greater than the width of the LEDs to assure optimal light coupling.
One weak link in an LED system design (such as poor LED selection or lack of thermal management) can cause the overall results to be less than optimal. See full technical information on ACRYLITE® LED light guiding edge lit for recommended complimentary components.