ACRYLITE® for Lighting

Acrylite LED optimized at plaza with red lighting globe

Lighting with ACRYLITE®. The Ideal Combination.

Lighting is much more than just brightness. It should create an atmosphere and give rooms and the items within it an unmistakable character. Whether the setting is residential or commercial, lighting has many functions to perform. All environments need to be properly lit to suit their various requirements. This is where Acryite® can make all the difference.

It is among the world’s leading suppliers of PMMA and acrylic products. The products we market offer a wide range of options. This vast portfolio provides a great solution with efficient light sources when the focus is on design rather than function alone. Our products allow designers and engineers to create unique light effects, quicker time to market, and makes the transition to efficient light sources smoother. These products are available everywhere, either directly via our global distribution network, via regional distributors, or qualified fabricators. Discover more below.

Effective Illumination

Luminaires need to meet a variety of demands including a functional workplace, an environment with ambient lighting that creates a specific mood, as well as interior design concepts and imaginative decorative objects. ACRYLITE® allows lighting manufacturers and designers to find the choice material to bring their creations to life through light, shape, color, and texture.

Luminous efficiency, aesthetics, and long life are key properties for materials used to design lighting. The required function determines which aspect is more important. There is a full range of options that are available in the form of sheet, tubes, and rods in a multitude of colors and functions.

Crystal-Clear for a Good View

With our materials high optical purity, it transmits all wavelengths in the visible range and guides light without loss precisely to where it is needed. It prevents disturbing rings of color from showing at the edge of the light cone. Luminaires made with ACRYLITE® efficiently achieve high impact and enable extremely comfortable viewing, whether they are equipped with LEDs, fluorescent tubes or other light sources.

The range of possibility is enormous. From decorative ambient lighting to high output area lighting, the material unites modern design with new adopted technology, such as edge lit ceiling panels with LEDs.

Pleasant Lighting

Modern lighting concepts are often based on sophisticated technology. While some people find this exciting and want to show the technology involved, others prefer to conceal the interior workings. It makes both options possible. In its clear-transparent grade, it offers a crystal clear view. But when the material incorporates various diffuser particles, the internal workings of the lamps can be completely concealed. The material can be adjusted to provide any view in between those levels.

The properties of ACRYLITE® make it possible to satisfy conflicting demands for functional lights in various environments. These lights can all be attractive to look at and have the perfect brightness for your eyes while providing the appropriate amount of light to the target area. It distributes brightness evenly, regardless of the light source. It also diffuses light and prevents unpleasant hot spots.

No Reflections

An extruded light cover made of ACRYLITE® Satinice can prevent disturbing glare and minimize light loss through its surface. Lighting manufacturers can choose from a wide range of different degrees of diffusion. Tiny bead-shaped polymer particles continuously refract light to different angles, with no significant light loss, creating effective hiding power. This grade of acrylic is ideal for light fixtures that can not afford glare of light source hot spots.

Light in the Right Places

Glare-free lighting is essential in the workplace to prevent eye exhaustion when working. Covers made of ACRYLITE® create ideal office lighting conditions, with the perfect creation of form and function.

The material’s precisely reproduced surface texture guides the light exactly to where it is needed. This provides uniform illumination to the area it is installed.

Lighting solutions made with our material can also be used to light stadiums, airports, or individual items in retail displays where glare should be eliminated to allow that special glow to be enjoyed.

Super-Slim Design

LED technology enables lighting in areas that have never before been possible. It enables designers and engineers to utilize the advantages, offered by LEDs, for new design ideas. ACRYLITE® LED and LEDs together make it possible to produce super-slim light panels by edge lighting. One or two sided slim illuminated partitions, luminous ceilings, and advertising displays can now easily be designed.

ACRYLITE® LED for edge lighting will guide the light through the material’s edges and enable uniform illumination through the perpendicular transparent surfaces. It is offered in sheet and rod.

Available Products to Fit Any Application

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Illuminated Signs

ACRYLITE® LED Light Guiding Edge Lit

Formally known as EndLighten, this is a transparent colorless material offered in various grades and thicknesses. 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 product is also available in a rod form but the most common applications are double sided poster walls, menus, signs and transparent illuminated partitions.

ACRYLITE® Sign Grade
LED Sign Grade

ACRYLITE® LED Sign Grade (Resist SG) acrylic sheet is the face of the sign market. This impact modified acrylic resists chipping and breakage during fabrication and installation for a long lasting life. It is perfect for backlit channel lettering, flat/pan faced signs and vacuum formed letter applications.

ACRYLITE® LED Diffused Sign Grade

ACRYLITE® LED Diffused Sign Grade acrylic sheet is specially formulated for LED sign faces. This innovative acrylic product possesses a frosted appearance and the unique optical properties evenly diffuse light and hide LED hot spots without the use of a diffuser film. Offering superior impact and weather resistance, this sheet is ideal for both interior and outdoor applications. The lightweight product incorporates a textured surface that works to hide fingerprints and scratches which helps enhance the service life of signs in high traffic areas. It is offered in various standard and custom colors. Since the material is resistant to UV light, both logos, and large advertising signs retain their authentic color and high quality for years. It can be uniformly backlit and its homogeneous surface will not be disturbed by hot spots and it is also easily formed into whatever shape is desired.

ACRYLITE® LED Color Changing Back Lit

This sheet turns black in daylight and glows in the color of the LEDs at night. This product is especially made for illuminated signs, exhibition booths, store fixture/retail displays and special-effect luminous walls in architecture.

ACRYLITE® Letter Block
WM51 & WH51

ACRYLITE® LED Optimized Letter Block acrylic sheet is a specially formulated cast acrylic for backlighting with embedded LEDs. The combination of LEDs and ACRYLITE® LED acrylic creates maximum efficiency and superior lighting for illumined signs, store fixtures and exhibition booths. Although these both have the same functionality, the thicknesses vary.

Lighting Fixtures

ACRYLITE® Satinice Velvet Textures

This grade of acrylic is ideal for light fixtures that can not afford glare of light source hot spots. Due to its special light-diffusing properties, similar effects can also be achieved with illuminated ACRYLITE® Satinice tubes. The frosted surface is resistant to scratches and traces of wear which makes it suitable for high traffic areas.

ACRYLITE® Satinice Optimum Light Diffusion

ACRYLITE® Satinice Optimum Light Diffusion sheet has a frosted appearance even to the sheet edges which offers excellent light diffusion for indoor or outdoor lit displays, panels and store fixtures. Its surface hides fingerprints and scratches for enhanced service life. Designed for architectural and linear LED lighting applications, it is offered in various thicknesses.

ACRYLITE® Satinice Crystal Surface

This sheet is continuously manufactured with an appearance of etched glass and a frosted finish that diffuses light to enhance your design options and backlit applications. Its textured surface resists fingerprints and is easy to clean.

ACRYLITE® Tubes

Extruded acrylic tubes are strong, flexible and easy to shape. With only half the weight of glass, they are an efficient and safe stand-in for glass tubes. ACRYLITE® offers cut-to-size options to fit all your needs as well. It is available in clear, white or frosted.

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Further Product Information

Product

Grade/Color

Reference Document

Illuminated Signs

Edge Lighting

ACRYLITE® LED light guiding edge lit

0E011 L- clear

0E012 XL- clear

0E013 XXL- clear

Ref. No. 3760C

Ref. No. 3735A

Backlighting- White

ACRYLITE® LED optimized letter block

WM51- white

Ref. No. 3707B

ACRYLITE® LED diffused sign grade

WDR58- white

Ref. No. 3432D

ACRYLITE® LED sign grade

0RA65- colorless

WRT30(SG), WT030(FF)

WM30(GP)- white

Ref. No. 3804A

Backlighting- Colored

ACRYLITE® LED sign grade

3RK31(SG), 3K031(FF),

3H31(GP)- red, 3RK32(SG)

3K032(FF)- red, 1K030(FF), 1H01(GP)- yellow

Ref. No. 3804A

Backlighting- Color Changing

ACRYLITE® LED color changing back lit

9K004 SC black/white

Ref. No. 3980A

Light Fixtures

ACRYLITE® Satinice

0D010 DF- colorless

0D002 DF- colorless (meter order item)

WD852 DF- colorless

WD853 DF- colorless

WD854 DF- colorless

WD855 DF- colorless

WD008 DF- white

Ref. No. 3773E

Color .060" .080" .098" .118" .177" .236" .354" .472"
Optimum Light Diffusion
White WD008 DF 65% 64% 62% 60% 50% 42% 38% 33%
Light White WD500 DF - 80% - - - - - -
Colorless 0D010 DF 91% 90% 87% 88% 82% 78% 68% 65%
Colorless WD852 92% 92% - 92% - - - -
Colorless WD853 85% 85% - 85% - - - -
Colorless WD854 79% 79% - 79% - - - -
Colorless WD855 72% 72% - 72% - - - -
Crystal Surface
Colorless 0M001 SC - - - 92% 92% 92% 92% -
White WM530 SC - - - <15% <15% <15% <15% -
Glass Green 6m020 SC - - - 88% 87% 87% 85% -
Light Blue 5M022 SC - - - 85% 84% 84% 82% -

Molding CompoundSheetsRods/TubesFilms
Luminaries Signage Luminaries Luminaries Luminaries
ACRYLITE® LED The new dimension of light: specialty PMMA sheets and molding compounds for efficient lighting applications combined with LEDs. Specialty products for edge lighting and backlighting offer maximum light transmission without disturbing hot spots, as well as attractive color play effects.
ACRYLITE® Heat resist A higher heat deflection temperature is the distinguishing feature of these specialty PMMA molding compounds.
ACRYLITE® Optical PMMA molding compounds and sheets with optical functionalities, high light guidance, and distribution provide a uniformly bright and perfectly sharp picture, especially in display applications and for rear projection.
ACRYLITE® Reflections Attractively mirror-coated and reflective solid sheets with a metallic, glossy, matte, or rainbow-colored surface.
ACRYLITE® Resist These impact-modified molding compounds, films, solid sheets, and tubes combine toughness with excellent weather resistance.
ACRYLITE® Satinice This material’s velvet surfaces are robust, pleasant to the touch and discretely light-diffusing. Sheets and tubes are available with a matte satin surface on one or both sides, or with diffuser beads evenly distributed throughout the material, in various colors. Available as diffuser molding compounds for components with a light-diffusing effect.
ACRYLITE® Textures Solid sheets with a variety of classical and modern surface textures, combined with trendy colors or a rainbow effect.
ACRYLITE® Clear

PMMA sheets, tubes, rods, films, and molding compounds as basic products with unbeatable resistance to UV light and weathering, combined with durability. The products are either clear and brilliant or available in a large number of opaque, translucent, transparent, and fluorescent colors.

ACRYLITE® White
ACRYLITE® Colored

Office Max white light sign

Jungbecker Optics

Exclusively for North America

Roehm America LLC has entered into an exclusive agreement with precision optics manufacturer, Jungbecker, to provide their acrylic-based light-guiding solutions throughout North America. Jungbecker’s unique; direct-to-sheet technology is a perfect match with the unsurpassed optical performance and outstanding weatherability of ACRYLITE® products. Using a proprietary, hot-embossing process, Jungbecker can replicate precise microstructures onto our acrylic-based solutions, delivering a range of controlled, light shaping properties. Jungbecker’s diverse light-guiding product portfolio and high-precision optics capabilities, coupled with the high performance of ACRYLITE® provides an excellent solution for a variety of applications in the North American market.

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