PLEXIGLAS® - Demo Tool for Diffusor Grades

Learn more about our PLEXIGLAS® molding compounds with light-diffusing properties

Light-diffusing PLEXIGLAS® molding compounds are used as diffusor panels for luminaires and as parts for tail lights in the automotive industry. To make it easier for designers to select the right materials, we have put together all suitable specialty molding compounds in a new sample box.

Typical applications

  • interior and exterior lighting
  • illuminated buttons and switches
  • lighting elements for household appliances
  • optics with reduced light/dark contrast

PLEXIGLAS® molding compounds offer many possibilities to combine light with the desired functionality and the product. The Demo Tool for Diffusor Grades provides an overview of light-diffusing materials for try-out and learn more about the achivable effects. Depending on the way of illuminating an optical component the various grades of PLEXIGLAS® molding compounds lead to a different desired effect.

Effects

  • Forward scattering
  • Combination of forward and backward scattering
  • Wavelength-dependent diffusivity
  • Reduction of LED hot spots in small installation spaces
  • Accents with ambient light and
  • Displays with dark panel effect for discreet visualizations

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PLEXIGLAS® Softlight

df2x series

  • highest transmission and forward scattering
  • good combination for Back-Lit and Edge-Lit
  • velvet surface in extrusion

df4x series

  • Wide choice of light scattering, color appearance and transmission
  • velvet surfaces in the extrusion

df9x series

  • Less or even no hot spots with thin wall thicknesses
  • Optimal balance between light scattering and transmittance

PLEXIGLAS® Softlight

Special colors

  • all types can be colored for special accents, e.g. PLEXIGLAS® Softlight df21 8N white 0V220

PLEXIGLAS® Softlight df2x / df 9x (neutral gray)

  • Black panel effect as a perfect combination of high coverage and light transmittance for housing components or displays for selective communication or ambient lighting design

PLEXIGLAS® [colored]

PLEXIGLAS® white

  • Good light diffusion, transmittance and reflection in combination with a bright white appearance

Technical data for developers

  • Goniometer data in 1-3mm available (on request)
  • Data packages for optic simulation tools (on request)
  • Technical data sheet with main material characteristics
All PLEXIGLAS® grades of diffusor box

Material properties (Wall thickness 1mm)

Product % Transmittance ° Half-value-angle Suggested light in- and output
PLEXIGLAS® Softlight 8N df20 91 1.5 Direct lit or edge lit
PLEXIGLAS® Softlight 8N df21 90 2.0 Direct lit or edge lit
PLEXIGLAS® Softlight 8N df22 89 3.0 Direct lit or edge lit
PLEXIGLAS® Softlight 8N df23 89 11.0 Direct lit or edge lit
PLEXIGLAS® Softlight 8N df42 88 4.0 Direct lit or edge lit
PLEXIGLAS® Softlight 8N df43 83 18.0 Direct lit or edge lit
PLEXIGLAS® Softlight 8N df44 76 27.0 Direct lit or edge lit
PLEXIGLAS® Softlight 8N df47 65 38.5 Direct lit or edge lit
PLEXIGLAS® Softlight 8N df21 white 0V220 75 16.0 Direct lit or edge lit
PLEXIGLAS® Softlight 8N df23 gray 7V265 66 8.0 Direct lit
PLEXIGLAS® Softlight 8N df97 72 29.0 Direct lit
PLEXIGLAS® Softlight 8N df93 84 20.0 Direct lit
PLEXIGLAS® Softlight 8N df92 gray 7V376 27 22.0 Direct lit
PLEXIGLAS® 8N white 06521 61 32.5 Direct lit or edge lit

Material properties (Wall thickness 2mm)

Product % Transmittance ° Half-value-angle Suggested light in- and output
PLEXIGLAS® Softlight 8N df20 91 1.6 Direct lit or edge lit
PLEXIGLAS® Softlight 8N df21 90 4.0 Direct lit or edge lit
PLEXIGLAS® Softlight 8N df22 88 8.0 Direct lit or edge lit
PLEXIGLAS® Softlight 8N df23 87 15.0 Direct lit or edge lit
PLEXIGLAS® Softlight 8N df42 81 19.0 Direct lit or edge lit
PLEXIGLAS® Softlight 8N df43 67 32.0 Direct lit or edge lit
PLEXIGLAS® Softlight 8N df44 57 43.0 Direct lit or edge lit
PLEXIGLAS® Softlight 8N df47 48 52.5 Direct lit or edge lit
PLEXIGLAS® Softlight 8N df21 white 0V220 56 33.5 Direct lit or edge lit
PLEXIGLAS® Softlight 8N df23 gray 7V265 49 14.0 Direct lit
PLEXIGLAS® Softlight 8N df97 55 44.5 Direct lit
PLEXIGLAS® Softlight 8N df93 70 32.5 Direct lit
PLEXIGLAS® Softlight 8N df92 gray 7V376 8 33.0 Direct lit
PLEXIGLAS® 8N white 06521 48 55.0 Direct lit or edge lit

Material properties (Wall thickness 3mm)

Product % Transmittance ° Half-value-angle Suggested light in- and output
PLEXIGLAS® Softlight 8N df20 90 1.7 Direct lit or edge lit
PLEXIGLAS® Softlight 8N df21 89 5.0 Direct lit or edge lit
PLEXIGLAS® Softlight 8N df22 88 11.5 Direct lit or edge lit
PLEXIGLAS® Softlight 8N df23 83 19.0 Direct lit or edge lit
PLEXIGLAS® Softlight 8N df42 72 27.0 Direct lit or edge lit
PLEXIGLAS® Softlight 8N df43 55 41.5 Direct lit or edge lit
PLEXIGLAS® Softlight 8N df44 46 51.5 Direct lit or edge lit
PLEXIGLAS® Softlight 8N df47 40 56.5 Direct lit or edge lit
PLEXIGLAS® Softlight 8N df21 white 0V220 44 47.0 Direct lit or edge lit
PLEXIGLAS® Softlight 8N df23 gray 7V265 34 19.0 Direct lit
PLEXIGLAS® Softlight 8N df97 44 52.0 Direct lit
PLEXIGLAS® Softlight 8N df93 58 42.0 Direct lit
PLEXIGLAS® Softlight 8N df92 gray 7V376 2 38.0 Direct lit
PLEXIGLAS® 8N white 06521 40 56.5 Direct lit or edge lit

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