Is Acrylic Suitable For Use As A Lamp?

When you decorate your room, in addition to some decoration materials, you also need to install lamps. Because lamps are very important in people’s lives, they can provide people with lighting. In the dark night, you can work and live like the day. In recent years, acrylic lamps have been particularly popular among people. There are many types of acrylic lamps, and you may not know how to choose when choosing. In this blog, I will give you a detailed introduction to how to choose acrylic lights and the precautions when installing acrylic lights.

Moon Acrylic lamp
Acrylic diffuser panel
plexiglass Lamp

Advantages of acrylic lamp

colour

The color is durable. Acrylic sheet has high gloss, bright color, and color durability for 5-8 years. In other words, it will not change or fade within 5-8 years.

Transparent

Strong light transmission. The clear acrylic sheet offers more than 90% light transmittance. With the built-in light source, the brightness at night is uniform and soft. Compared with neon lights, acrylic letters are luminous as a whole, unlike neon lights, which are luminous and softer than neon lights.

Light source

Built-in light source. No external wiring, not easy to damage. First of all, there is no external wiring, which solves the problem of the unsightly appearance of neon wiring. It also solves the problem that the wire and light source are prone to short-circuit and fire when exposed to the air. Moreover, because of the good sealing performance of acrylic, the problem of not being able to turn on the light on rainy days is solved, so it can be used as usual on rainy and snowy days.

Word lights consistent

Acrylic characters and lightboxes have a good consistency. Regarding this point, the molding of acrylic characters and lightboxes is thermoforming. After the acrylic diffuser panel is heated, it is compression molded or blisters molded at one time through various molds, so several sets or several products from the same mold It’s all the same. In addition, as long as the color of the two boards of the same color number is very consistent, it is almost indistinguishable from the naked eye. In these two senses, the consistency of colors and specifications facilitates the promotion of the corporate image of the business, and it also facilitates the uniformity of the business decoration and store decoration style.

Physical

Stable physical properties, strong resistance to high and low-temperature deformation, this is also one of the important characteristics of acrylic used in the outdoor industry. First of all, it has strong UV resistance, which is one of the reasons why it will not fade. In addition, it can withstand a high temperature of 70℃ and a low temperature of 50℃. In this interval, it will not be deformed. This temperature difference will not occur in most areas of our country, so when outdoors, businesses can use it with confidence.

Installation Precautions

  • Use pre-embedded bolts, or fix with shrink bolts, nylon plugs, or plastic plugs; the load capacity matches the weight. Ensure strong, reliable, and prolong life;
  • Select bolt specifications according to the technology of the product, and the hole diameter and embedment depth must be consistent with the bolt specifications;
  • The number of bolts or screws used for fixing should not be less than two, and the center of gravity of the lamp matches the center of gravity of the bolts or screws; when the diameter of the insulating table is 75mm or less, use one bolt or screw to fix;
  • When the high-temperature part of the lamp surface is close to combustible materials, heat insulation or heat dissipation measures should be taken;

How about the acrylic lampshade

Acrylic lamp
Color acrylic lamp
Machining acrylic lamp

What is acrylic lampshade

Acrylic lampshade is made of acrylic material. Many friends may not know what acrylic is. Acrylic is actually a kind of plexiglass, an important thermoplastic that has been developed earlier, with good transparency and chemical stability. And weather resistance, easy to dye, easy to process, beautiful appearance, has a wide range of applications in the construction industry. Acrylic lampshade also has some functions of acrylic material.

Because of its excellent toughness and good light transmittance, it was used to manufacture aircraft windshields and tank vision mirrors in the early days. The surface of modern acrylic material is coated with a high-strength ultraviolet absorber and has a variety of colors. The color is bright at night and extremely penetrating. It is resistant to sunlight and rain and has a service life of more than ten years. It is currently the most popular in the world. One of the materials for manufacturing outdoor signboards.

Acrylic lampshade features

In the process of LED lighting being gradually accepted by the market, the problem of lampshades has been plagued by lamp manufacturers. It is necessary to have a high light transmittance as a prerequisite, but also to have a considerable light diffusion rate and good light source concealment. At first, glass was used for the lampshade, but the glass was not fragile, and the light diffusion effect was not very good, which made it difficult to meet the lighting requirements. Later, it gradually developed to use resin instead of glass, but if you only use transparent resin for the lampshade, although the light transmittance is high, it can basically reach more than 90%, but the light diffusion effect is not ideal, and the concealment of the light source is poor. The white resin has too low light transmittance, which seriously affects the lighting of the LED lamp.

The acrylic diffuser is made by scientifically adding light diffuser ingredients to optical grade PMMA particles during the production process. Its core technology is to use scientific production technology to evenly distribute the diffuser in the plate. When the light passes through the plate, it will be refracted, reflected, scattered, and other optical effects when it meets the diffused particles, so that the light can pass through efficiently, uniformly, and softly. Pass the board without revealing the light source.

Is the acrylic lampshade okay?

  1. Excellent transparency

Colorless transparent plexiglass sheet, the light transmittance is more than 92%.

  1. Excellent weather resistance

It is highly adaptable to the natural environment. Even if it is exposed to sunlight, wind and rain for a long time, it will not change its performance. It has good anti-aging performance and can be used at ease outdoors.

  1. Good processing performance

It is suitable for mechanical processing and easy thermoforming. The acrylic sheet can be dyed, and the surface can be painted, screen printed or vacuum coated.

  1. Excellent comprehensive performance

Acrylic sheets are diverse in variety, rich in colors, and have extremely excellent comprehensive properties, providing designers with diversified choices. Acrylic sheets can be dyed, and the surface can be painted, silk-screened or vacuum coated.

  1. Non-toxic

It is harmless even in long-term contact with people, and the gas produced during combustion does not produce toxic gas.

  1. Rugged

The acrylic lampshade has a hardness of 85-105HRM, which is not fragile and has a certain resistance to pressure.

Otherwise, polycarbonate diffuser is also suitable material for lamp.

How to Clean Acrylic Lamps

An acrylic lamp may look a lot like glass from afar, but you shouldn’t clean it in the same way as glass. Standard household cleaners and even window cleaning chemicals are too harsh for acrylic. Use water and mild liquid dish soap instead.

How to clean the acrylic lamp when it turns yellow

For general dust treatment, use a soft brush or clean water to rinse, and then wipe with a soft cloth. If the surface is oily, you can add water with a soft detergent and wipe it with a soft cloth.

When the acrylic lamp turns yellow, you can remove the scale as long as you wipe it with toothpaste. In addition, these chemical products are afraid of acid and can’t be wiped with toilet cleaner.

The acrylic lamp has good toughness and is not easy to be damaged; it has strong repairability, as long as the soft foam is dipped in toothpaste, the sanitary ware can be wiped new.

The maintenance of acrylic lamps

After cleaning the acrylic lamp, you can wipe the surface of the lamp with liquid polishing wax soft cloth evenly, which can prevent the lamp from being further corroded. If you accidentally damage the lamp during the cleaning of the lamp, you can use methylene chloride adhesive or a quick-drying agent to repair it. If it is really impossible to repair, replace the lamp!

The yellowing of acrylic lamps is actually different from the yellowing of acrylic sanitary ware. Generally, the yellowing of acrylic lamps is actually caused by the overheating of the internal bulb, which causes the acrylic to be “baked” yellow. In fact, it is more difficult to clean. You can try the above methods. If it doesn’t work, you can only replace it with a new lamp, and the yellowing of acrylic sanitary ware actually means that there is dirt attached to the surface so that the dirt can be broken down.

Conclusion

The above is the installation precautions of acrylic lamp for everyone. I believe you should have a certain understanding of acrylic after reading it. Everyone must choose some good quality acrylic lamps when choosing acrylic lamps. Maybe the price is a bit expensive, but the acrylic lamp with good quality can be used for a long time. In addition, be sure to find some professional decoration company for installation when decorating. If you have any other questions, please feel free to consult us and we will answer you the first time.

UVACRYLIC is the leading manufacturer of plexiglass sheets in China, In the meantime, we provide machining custom acrylic service, if you need it, please feel free to let us know.

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