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    Light diffusers

    The best opal sheets with a diversity in light transmission and surfacesFrom 20,76 per m2 ex btw
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    PyraSied is specialized in high quality plastic light diffusers that make light diffuse, bundle or change the direction. Our light diffuser collection offers an optimal balance between light transmissions and the spreading or bundling of light without being distractingly visible. The light diffusers from PyraSied are of a very high quality because of the use of nanotechnology, precise control of manufacturing processes and the best additives and raw materials.
    We are having the right material for every application in stock for you with the required material properties, minimal light loss and absolute colour purity. Every material can be made cut to size or fabricated into a final product. We have our own light technology laboratory and test facilities. This allows us to check the quality of the diffuser: the colour brightness, diffusion and transmission between batches or production runs.

    Stock

    On this page, you can see the available stock of all our light diffusers. PyraSied is having plastic light diffusers on stock in sheets, tubes and round rods. Because there are many different applications and many different light sources with varying light spectra, we have compiled a wide range of diffusers with a wide range of characteristics and properties. Almost every application sets other requirements and we offer you the flexibility you want with our light diffuser collection.
    The diffusers are available in different materials, namely acrylic (pmma / Plexiglass®), polycarbonate (Lexan® / Makrolon®) and PETG (Vivak®).
    You have the option between standard, professional and advanced diffusers. The diffusers are on stock in various thicknesses, light transmissions, shapes and surfaces.

    Applications

    The plastic light diffusers from PyraSied can be used for many different applications. It can be used for lighting fixtures, luminous bars and counters, signage, decors, displays or store presentations. We would be happy to advice you on which light diffuser is appropriate for which application.
    Please get into contact with our sales department via sales@pyrasied.nl to receive more information about how to apply light diffusers

    Fabrications

    XT/GS acrylic: Sawing, milling, laser-cutting, warm bending, bonding, drilling, faceting, polishing, matting, printing
    Polycarbonate/PETG: Sawing, milling, warm bending, cold bending, bonding, drilling, faceting, polishing, matting, printing

    Brand names

    Well-known brand names for acrylic are Plexiglass®, Perspex®, Altuglas®, Astariglas® and Versato®.
    Well-known brand names for Polycarbonate are Lexan® and Makrolon®.
    Well-known brand names for PETG are GRIPHEN® and Vivak®.

    Shape:

    sheet

    Colour:

    opal

    Thickness in mm:

    1,2, 1,5, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 20

    Light transmission:

    < 30%, 30-60%, 60-90%

    Material:

    acrylic / plexiglass® / acrylglas, PET-G, polycarbonate

    Characteristics:

    burglarproof, fire retardant, food grade, impact resistant, minimal thickness tolerance, scratch resistant, UV resistant

    Surface:

    gloss, one-sided matte, one-sided satin, structure, two-sided matte, two-sided satin

    Type:

    1113QN 3mm LT=58%, 1113QN 4mm LT=50%, light opal 51100 LT= ±72%, M2005 LT= ±84%, M2006 LT= ±30%, M22005 LT= ±80%, M22009 LT= ±80%, Makrolon DX 139 1,5mm LT=65%, Makrolon DX 139 3mm LT=58%, Makrolon DX 141 1,5mm LT=74%, Makrolon DX 141 3mm LT=64%, Makrolon DX AR 8141 3mm LT=65%, Makrolon DX NR 139 cool 1.5mm LT=63%, Makrolon DX NR 139 cool 3mm LT=54%, Makrolon DX NR 141 warm 1.5mm LT=76%, Makrolon DX NR 141 warm 3mm LT=61%, Makrolon DX UV 1139 cool 1.5mm LT=65%, Makrolon DX UV 1139 cool 3mm LT=57%, Makrolon DX UV 1141 warm 1.5mm LT=73%, Makrolon DX UV 1141 warm 3mm LT=62%, Makrolon GP 2150 3mm LT=47%, NU499 UV 2mm LT=32%, NU499 UV 3mm LT=33%, NU499 UV 4mm LT=37%, NU499 UV 5mm LT=27%, PETG satin 2mm LT=85%, PETG satin 3mm LT=78%, Primo® XT N381 2mm LT=71%, Primo® XT N385 2mm LT=33%, Primo® XT N385 3mm LT=29%, Primo® XT N385 4mm LT=24%, Primo® XT N385 5mm LT=22%, Primo® XT P024 2mm LT=85%, Primo® XT P024 3mm LT=80%, Primo® XT P024 4mm LT=69%, Primo® XT P024 BS 3mm LT=76%, Pyraled 1 UV 4mm LT=39%, Pyraled 1-B 4mm LT=39%, PyraLed Makrolon Adlight N148 3mm LT=49%, PyraLed Makrolon Adlight N148 4mm LT=43%, PyraLed OPY2 BS LT=72%, PyraLed OPY2 LT=81%, PyraLed OPY3 10mm LT=38%, PyraLed OPY3 BS 10mm LT=35%, PyraLed OPY3 BS 3mm LT=56%, PyraLed RG 3mm LT=56%, PyraLed RG 4mm LT=48%, PyraLed RG02 PC 3mm LT=61%, PyraLed RG02 PC 4mm LT=51%, PyraLed ST1 2mm LT=60%, PyraLed ST1 3mm LT=62%, PyraLed ST6A 2mm LT=80%, PyraLed ST6B 1.5mm LT=90%, PyraLed ST6B 2mm LT=88%, PyraLed1 PC 2mm LT=57%, PyraLed3 10mm LT=29%, PyraLed3 20mm LT=16%, PyraLed4 3mm LT=53%, SetaLed® 3mm LT=59%

    Applications:

    bar- and counter fronts, decors, displays, light diffusers, lighting fixtures, retail design, signage

    Branches:

    architecture, building & renovation, decor building, display building, interior building, laser/engraving companies, Light, plastic fabricators/trade, retail design, Sanitary & installation, signage & advertising, yacht & marine building

    Download for more specifications under the Downloads tab the brochure “Choose the right Light diffuser”, which contains comprehensive overviews of the different diffusers and their properties, decision trees to choose the right variant for your application and three common practical examples.

    Frequently Asked Questions
    Why are there so many different light diffusers?

    The light diffusers are available in different materials, namely acrylic (pmma/Plexiglass®), polycarbonate (Lexan®/Makrolon®) and PETG (Vivak®). These plastics are having different material characteristics, so there is always a diffuser that is suitable for your application. The diffusers are on stock in various thicknesses, light transmissions, shape and surface.

    When do I choose for an acrylic (Plexiglass®) light diffuser?

    Acrylic is having the best light technical characteristics. Therefore, the starting point for the selection of material is always to choose acrylic. Acrylic has a very high light transmission and is completely 100% colourless. It is UV stable, colour proof, temperature resistant to 80ºC, quite rigid, resistant to many chemicals and 100% recyclable. The fire rating of acrylic is E according to EN13501.

    When do I choose for a polycarbonate (Lexan®) light diffuser?

    We advise to use polycarbonate light diffusers when the diffuser has to be impact resistant or when fire certification Bs1d0 is necessary. Polycarbonate is having a high resistance to temperatures up to 120ºC and barely knows any thickness tolerance. Polycarbonate is less rigid and can therefore be cold bended. Polycarbonate is not UV stable, but many polycarbonate light diffusers are UV proof produced.

    When do I choose for a PETG (Vivak®) light diffuser?

    PETG has the advantage that in case of fire less toxic gases are released than in the case of polycarbonate. That is why PETG can only be used at airports for example. Another major advantage is that PETG is food grade certified, can be warm bended and the maximum user temperature is 70ºC.

    What is the difference between standard, professional and advanced light diffusers?

    Standard diffusers are also known as classical opal sheets. The standard diffusers are having a light transmission of 30% and are price-favourable.
    Professional diffusers are having a high light transmission (30%-60%) and still has a good diffusion. These sheets are also price-favourable. Especially when you look at the output of the sheets.
    Advanced diffusers are optimized diffusers with the very best characteristics. The highest light transmission combined with still excellent diffusion. This combination means high efficiency. Advanced diffusers are truly the best diffusers with a matching price.

    What is light transmission?

    The light transmission is the amount of light that is measured on the other side of the light diffuser then where the light source is situated. With other words, the percentage of light that is transmitted through the sheet.

    What is diffusion?

    Diffusion is light scattering. The most common requirement for light diffusers is that the dots of the LEDs should not be visible anymore. But that's not enough. The light surface must also be even. More about this, you can read the question: "How can I illuminate light diffusers evenly?"

    What is efficiency?

    The efficiency of the light diffusers is the amount of light transmission multiplied with the diffusion. The higher the number, the more efficient is the diffuser. This is our goal, a maximum possible light transmission and the greatest possible diffusion.

    What is the half-value angle?

    The half-value angle has to do with how broad the light is radiating. For example, in case of advertising, advertising must always be observed properly. Then you want the half-value angle to be as large as possible. But in lighting, we just want the light to come where we want it to be. This means a limited half-value angle. The half-value angle is also important when determining the UGR value (unified glare rate). This is a standard that certain lighting needs to meet. Some of our diffusers contribute to achieving the right UGR standard.

    What is UGR value?

    The UGR value (unified glare rate) is a measure of direct glare from light fixtures. A standard which needs to be met for certain lighting. Some of our diffusers contribute to achieving the right UGR standard.

    Which light diffusers does PyraSied have on stock?

    Since there are so many different applications and so many different light sources with a very diverse range of light spectra, angles of egress and temperatures, we have put together a broad range of diffusers with disparate characteristics and properties. Nearly every application comes with its own requirements. With our collection, we want to offer you the desired flexibility. We have light diffusers in stock in sheets, tubes and round rods.

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