Makrolon® Lumen XT Diffuser Sheet for LED lighting
MAKROLON® Lumen XT Sheet is a translucent polycarbonate product with a textured surface on one side specifically designed for lighting lenses. It features a unique combination of high light diffusion and high light transmission through a combination of optimized surface texture and advanced diffuser technologies. When compared to other light diffusing products such as glass and acrylic, MAKROLON Lumen XT Sheet has superior impact strength and toughness. Other surface textures are available for additional design options.
Makrolon® Lumen XT, extruded sheet product was developed specifically as a diffusion lens for LED lighting. It offers three distinct light diffusion levels that can be matched with other design elements to help achieve the desired lighting qualities for different fixture designs. The technology behind the sheet diffusion properties, developed by Bayer MaterialScience, also helps minimize hot spots caused by intense LED lighting.
According to Dr. Ted Trautman, Technology Manager for Sheffield Market research showed a need for lenses with different levels of light diffusion to meet various fixture performance requirements. "Some designs, for example, may want a low level of diffusion to soften the edges of emitted light. Others may need more light diffusion to reduce direct glare. Also, variables such as the LED-to-lens distance and the LED matrix spacing affect the optimal light diffusion. While diffusion and light transmission are directly associated, having these diffusion options allows the light fixture designer the ability to achieve the lighting qualities they desire for a specific fixture."
Jeff Hester, Segment Manager for Makrolon Lumen XT, also commented on the design versatility offered by the new material. "Three levels of light diffusion simply mean more possibilities to find a lens that works best in the overall design," he stated. "This is important especially when converting existing fixtures to LED lighting, where the diffusing lens has to work well with design elements that already exist."
Hester also noted other attributes that contribute to Makrolon Lumen XT's design versatility. "Its uniform diffusion characteristics help diminish visible LED 'hot spots' on the lens, and its high temperature resistance allows shallower and tighter designs than are possible with acrylic." he stated.
Polycarbonate's inherent impact resistance opens several application areas for the new material, where glass or acrylic lenses would require protective shielding or metal grids. These include fixtures for detention facilities, production operations, schools, transportation, and psychiatric hospitals and other safety and security uses. The material also has a UL listed 94 V-2 flammability rating.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
Makrolon Lumen XT sheet is available in 1.5mm (0.060") and 3.0mm (0.118") thicknesses.
Each thickness available in three different light transmission levels (LC3, LC5 & LC7)
Specifically designed as a diffusion lens to reduce hot spots in LED lighting fixtures
By submitting any content to Professional Plastics, you represent and warrant that:
you are the sole author and owner of the intellectual property rights thereto
all "moral rights" that you may have in such content have been voluntarily waived by you
all content that you post is accurate
you are at least 18 years old
You further agree and warrant that you shall not submit any content:
that is known by you to be false, inaccurate or misleading;
that infringes any third party's copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy;
that violates any law, statute, ordinance or regulation (including, but not limited to, those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination or false advertising)
that is, or may reasonably be considered to be, defamatory, libelous, hateful, racially or religiously biased or offensive, unlawfully threatening or unlawfully
harassing to any individual, partnership or corporation
for which you were compensated or granted any consideration by any third party
that includes any information that references other websites, addresses, email addresses, contact information or phone numbers
that contains any computer viruses, worms or other potentially damaging computer programs or files.
You agree to indemnify and hold Professional Plastics (and its officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures, employees and third-party service providers), harmless from all claims, demands, and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown including reasonable attorneys' fees, arising out of a breach of your representations and warranties set forth above, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.
For any content that you submit, you grant Professional Plastics a perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, transferable right and license to use, copy, modify, delete in its entirety, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from and/or sell and/or distribute such content and/or incorporate such content into any form, medium or technology throughout the world without compensation to you.
Professional Plastics may require you to provide certain information or data in order to submit a review. By submitting a review, you agree and consent to Professional Plastics' promotional use and display (whether online or offline) of all such information or data you provide with, or as part of, your review (including, but not limited to, any name, user name, screen name or other identifier, and any age, location, or other personal information you choose to provide).