Dark colors paired with illuminating light are in high demand when it comes to furniture and interior design. Whether in kitchens, bars, or wall cladding, this pairing has become an increasingly popular design element due to its high color contrast creating an environment of perfect harmony. "In combination with dark grey or black, light can provide a strong contrast, create individual highlights, and insure that the room isn't too dark," says Andreas Diekwisch, Head of Sales & development at Otto-Vertieb GmbH & Co. KG. Acknowledging this trend, ACRYLITE® LED color changing back lit black/white was used in the bar cladding of a furniture booth to show the capabilities of this one-of-a-kind acrylic sheet.
This 'OTTO' bar cladding was made by gluing back lettering to a panel of black/white acrylic. Due to the sheets color inversion quality, when the LED lights are off, the cladding remains an even black color. When the lights are activated, the once hidden imagery is displayed front and center, and the color changing acrylic shines vibrantly in the color of the LEDs. This sheet also provides good light-scattering properties which helps create a comfortable, soft, and targeted light illumination void of hot spots.
Originally this material was designed for illuminated advertising but this unique attribute has made it an exciting choice for a variety of applications. The ability to reveal hidden imagery is now easier than ever when using this black/white acrylic because the attribute is inherent in the sheet - all there is to do is add illumination with a light source.
This material, being a premium acrylic sheet, also offers ease of fabrication, durability, and characteristics such as being lightweight and shatterproof. Be on the lookout for this material taking many industries by storm with its eye-catching effects!