Product Frequently Asked Questions
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ACRYLITE® digital print ACRYLITE® Gallery for framing ACRYLITE® Hi-gloss ACRYLITE® LED color changing back lit black/white ACRYLITE® LED light guiding edge lit rod ACRYLITE® LED light guiding edge lit sheet ACRYLITE® LED sign grade ACRYLITE® Multi-Skin ACRYLITE® Optical ACRYLITE® Premium (FF) ACRYLITE® Reflections ACRYLITE® Soundstop ACRYLITE® Tube CYROLON® General Grade cast
How do you illuminate a frosted acrylic tube?
There are a few ways you can illuminate ACRYLITE® Satinice tube:
- The most popular way is to use a square or hex aluminum extrusion (hollow in the middle, so it's not so heavy) and place linear LED (usually with a 120 degree or larger view angle) boards on each flat side and fire directly out of the tube. The distance from LED to tube or number of LED's will dictate how even you can get the tube to look although they will diffuse light really well!
- For shorter tubes, we have seen a powerful LED at the tube/and or bottom of tube with a narrow view (usually lens on top or reflector - like a flashlight) angle to shoot down and wall wash the tube as well.
- We have also seen it to be effective to put 1 linear LED strip on the outside of the tube, close to the tube. The LED's light up the tube. If you are installing on a wall, the tube will hide the LED's so you can't see them from the outside unless you look at a steep angle.
What's the diameter/wall thickness tolerances for ACRYLITE® Tube?
The thickness tolerance for ACRYLITE® tubes.
Tube Outside Diameter Wall thickness 2" +/- 0.6mm +/- 0.3mm 3" +/- 0.8mm +/- 0.35mm 4" +/- 1.2mm +/- 0.35mm 6" +/- 1.5mm +/- 0.4mm 8" +/- 2.0mm +/- 0.4mm 10" +/- 2.0mm +/- 0.5mm 12" +/- 2.0mm +/- 0.5mm