The PC NU499 UV gloss/gloss in 3mm thickness is a classic, standard opal sheet from polycarbonate. The high diffusivity of this sheet allows you to place the sheet close to the light source, while still getting a diffuse and even light result. It is produced with UV protection, allowing you to safely use the sheet outside.
The PC NU499 UV gloss/gloss 3mm has a two-sided gloss surface, is 3mm thick and has a light transmission of 33%. This is average for a classic opal sheet. The light transmission refers to the amount of light that comes through the diffuser. It is measured on the other side of the light diffuser than where the light source is positioned. The diffusivity, a score that refers to how well the light is scattered, is 0.92. That gives the PC NU499 UV gloss/gloss 3mm has a distance factor of 1.1. This means that the distance between the diffuser and the leds needs to be 1.1 times larger than the distance between the led strips or led button cells themselves to get a nice and diffuse light result.
The PC NU499 UV diffusers are part of our collection with standard diffusers. These diffusers are the classic, 30% light transmission (opal) sheets and fit well with classic light sources and situations with plenty of space between diffuser and light source. They are good diffusers in relationship to their price. Do you need a diffuser that is more efficient and keeps more of the light, please check our professional and advanced light diffusers.
These professional and advanced diffusers are more efficient than the standard (opal) sheets. Efficiency refers to how well a diffuser performs. It is a measurement that combines the light transmission and the diffusivity. An efficient diffuser costs more to purchase, but earns itself back by saving energy and increasing the light output.
The PC NU499 UV is made from polycarbonate. This is an extrusion product. Light diffusers made from polycarbonate have a few important benefits in comparison with acrylic. Polycarbonate is very impact resistant, making it well suited for applications where the material has to be vandal-proof, burglary proof or extra safe. Because polycarbonate is an extrusion product, the thickness tolerance of the material is minimal.
Polycarbonate has a good fire classification, bs1d0 according to the European classification EN13501. Because of this high classification, the material may be used in public spaces.
Polycarbonate is not UV stable in itself. But most of the polycarbonate diffusers in our assortment are developed with a UV protective layer, allowing safe use outside. Please check if the chosen diffuser has UV protection when you plan to use the diffuser outside.
The PC NU499 UV in 3mm thickness is in stock in sheet size 3050mm x 2050mm. If you need a smaller size for your application, we gladly offer material cut to size.
The PC NU499 UV gloss/gloss 3mm is a diffuser with a very high diffusivity .So if you are looking for a diffuser that can be placed close to the light source, this sheet is a great choice. And with the minimum amount of thickness tolerance and the impact resistance of polycarbonate, this diffuser can be applied in many circumstances. You can use the PC NU499 UV gloss/gloss 3mm for light fixtures, profiles, signing and displays. Barfronts, signing and other esthetic applications are also possible.
Due to the good fire classification of polycarbonate, this diffuser may be used in public spaces. And the PC NU499 UV has UV protection, allowing you to use the diffuser inside and outside without risk.
Are you looking for a standard opal sheet from polycarbonate that offers a bit more light transmission? Then the Makrolon 2150 UV in 3mm is a good choice.
Are you looking for a polycarbonate diffuser that combines a higher diffusivity with a higher light transmission? Then the AR42 UV 2mm or the Adlight UV 3mm are good alternatives. These diffusers are part of our professional and advanced diffuser colection and are a lot more efficient than a standard opal sheet.
For constructive applications like floors, walls and full bars and desks, we recommend a thicker diffuser, like our PyraLed®3 10mm or the PyraLed® OPY3 satin/satin 10mm. These diffusers are made from cast acrylic. Diffusers with these thicknesses are not available in polycarbonate.
Looking for inspiration? Please check our Acrylic community. You can find many applications with light diffusers. There are also many other applications with acrylic on the platform.
The PC NU499 UV gloss/gloss 3mm is made from polycarbonate. Diffusers from polycarbonate can be fabricated easily.
PyraSied has more than 30 years of experience in fabricating polycarbonate and other plastics. With our excellently equipped workshop – where high-tech machinery and traditional craftsmanship ensure high quality – we can supply diffusers made to size. Whether you are looking for a partner for a one-time project or a trustworthy partner for the continious supply of diffusers as part of your supply chain, PyraSied is the right choice.
You can fabricate polycarbonate yourself, often with the same tools used for wood fabricating. Fabrication options for the PC NU499 UV diffuser are sawing, milling, bonding, drilling, faceting, polishing, sanding and printing.
Do you want to know more about fabrications and what PyraSied could do for you? Please go to our fabrications page.
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