Light Diffusing Acrylic Sheets & Plexiglass

Light diffusing acrylic offers the same strength and durability as regular acrylic sheeting — it's simply made with light diffusing material. This type of light diffusing plexiglass is lightweight and versatile, making it ideal for signs and channel letters. For any type of backlit application, you need light diffusing plastic to help prevent hot spots and fluctuations in luminance. Fortunately, light diffusing acrylic comes in various sizes and colors, and it is easy to work with for signage! Browse A&C Plastics' selection of light diffusing acrylic sheeting below, or request a quote for your project today.

What is Light Diffusing Acrylic?

In short, acrylic that diffuses light uses a blend of materials that help transmit light sources through the plastic. Whether you use LED lights or fluorescent bulbs, the light diffusion of these acrylic sheets creates a clearer picture for the viewer.

What Unique Features Does Light Diffusing Acrylic Offer?

Light diffusing plastic is easy to fabricate and is used for a wide range of lighting. It gives off an even glow and can help reduce your energy costs due to more expansive lighting systems. Light diffusing material is an elegant way to help your images or signage look brilliant rather than bland, subdued or industrial.

Depending on the type of lighting you plan to use, light diffusing plexiglass can help you use fewer light sources while achieving the visual effect you're after. Whether it's clearer photographs, brighter signage or a professional look, light diffusing acrylic could be the perfect solution to your interior or outdoor acrylic needs.

How Does Light Diffusing Plastic Work?

Light diffusing plastics are made of acrylic with light diffusing additives or embossed surfaces to increase the potential for light to scatter. High-quality, light diffusing plastics allow you to achieve optimum light diffusion with maximum transmission.

The visual difference is clear (and your images are clearer, too). You don't even need energy-efficient LEDs to make your lighting work for you; fluorescent lights diffuse nicely as well.

You can attract customers to your business, light up a storefront or display, and enjoy professional-looking acrylic installations anywhere with any light source. Because some light sources add heat (and drive up energy usage), diffusing materials help make the most of whatever fixtures you're using.

What Options Do I Have for Light Diffusing Acrylic?

Choose the thickness, width, length, texture, surface and pattern for your next project using light diffusing acrylic. Used both indoors and outside, this strong, optically clear acrylic offers dimensional stability and is more affordable than other options for lighted signage.

You can find multiple thicknesses and sizes, with thickness ranging between .118 and .177 inches. Need a custom size? You can find that at A&C Plastics, Inc., too!

What is Light Diffusing Plastic Best Used For?

Light diffusing plastic is ideal for a range of scenarios, including:

  • Photographs
  • Menu boards
  • Retail signage
  • Channel letters
  • Cabinets
  • Other signage whether indoor or out

Considerations When Choosing Light Diffusing Plastics

Choosing light diffusing acrylic is a smart move, but consider these points before purchasing:

  • The light source
  • Potential for impact
  • Flammability
  • Outdoor exposure
  • Service temperature ranges

Fortunately, professional-quality light diffusing acrylic, like that from OPTIX, checks all the boxes for safety, performance and appearance. You'll appreciate great durability, easy cleaning and weather-resistance that's unmatched. No more worrying about broken signs, torn sheeting or missing letters; your display is protected visually and physically.

Light Diffusing Material Benefits

Light diffusing material has many benefits. For one thing, you'll use less energy to light up your signage or display. Because diffused light scatters more widely, each lightbulb, whether LED, neon or another type, can "stretch" farther. The result is a glow that's easy on the eyes and the electricity bill.

With OPTIX light diffusing acrylic, you can achieve a high rate of light transmission no matter what you're displaying or where it's located.

Possibly the most impressive benefit of this type of plastic is that it puts the emphasis on your image or text. Instead of making your signage appear cloudy or obscured, light diffusion materials illuminate what's behind (or on) your acrylic.

In some cases, traditional acrylic sheeting might be preferable. But if you're hoping to amplify vibrant colors, let images shine or update your lighted signage for better visibility, light diffusing acrylic is the way to go.

Upgrade Your Display with Light Diffusing Plexiglass Today

No matter what type of plexiglass display or signage you use, light diffusing materials can make the most of the visual experience. Shop light diffusing plexiglass at A&C Plastics, Inc. now!

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