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Film Products

BrightView diffusers are available on a variety of materials, including film, semi-rigid, and rigid sheets to meet most lighting needs. Optical performance is nearly identical for the various materials.

  PET
(standard)
UV PET Semi-Rigid Polycarbonate (PC)
Usage Excellent for Indoor LED applications UV Resistance for LED or Flourescent Low Cost solution for downlights, PAR, panels, etc.
Nominal Thickness.003 / .007 / .010 in
.075 / .175 / .250 mm
.060 / .080 / .120 in
1.5 / 2 / 3 mm
.120 / .240 in
3 / 6 mm
Bend Radius 0.5 in 0.5 in 1.5 / 1.5 / 2.25 in
UV Resistance
color change UVA (2400 KJ/m^2)
Δa* = 2.1
Δb* = 8.0
Δa* = 0.4
Δb* = 1.7
Δa* = -4.0
Δb* = 21.0
Temperature Range -34ºC - 80ºC -34ºC - 80ºC -34ºC - 80ºC
UL 94 Flammability* VTM-2 VTM-2 V-2

Optional wet-out resistant surfaces are available upon request for Light Guide Plate and other applications

† Bend Radius values are at room temperature operation. Bend radius should increase as temperature increases. Contact BrightView application engineer for further information.

* UL Rating is for substrate material as provided by substrate vendor. Yellow cards for these substrates are available. BrightView diffusers have not been tested or rated by UL. BrightView applies a thin (approx. 50 micron) coating to these substrate materials. Please call a BrightView applications engineer to discuss your material needs.

Rigid Products

Bright View diffusers are available on a variety of materials, including film, semi-rigid, and rigid sheets to meet most lighting needs. Rigid sheet products are constructed by laminating a thin film to a rigid sheet.

  Acrylic General Purpose (RAXX) Polycarbonate General Purpose (CGXX) Polycarbonate Sign Grade (CSXX)
Usage Highest Efficiency / UV Resistant Impact Resistant Impact Resistant / UV Resistant
Nominal Thickness.060 / .080 / .120 / .150 / .240 in
1.5 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 6 mm
.060 / .080 / .120 in
1.5 / 2 / 3 mm
.120 / .240 in
3 / 6 mm
UV Resistance
color change UVA (2400 KJ/m^2)
Δa* = 1.6
Δb* = 6.8
Δa* = -2.0
Δb* = 16.0
Δa* = -1.0
Δb* = 6.0
Temperature Range -34ºC - 70ºC -34ºC - 80ºC -34ºC - 80ºC
UL 94 Flammability* HB HB HB
Glow-Wire Flammability* N/A 800ºC (1.45mm)
850ºC (≥ 2.0 mm)
850ºC
Outdoor Weatherability F1 F1 F1


* UL Rating is for substrate material as provided by substrate vendor. Yellow cards for these substrates are available. BrightView diffusers have not been tested or rated by UL. Please call a BrightView applications engineer to discuss your material needs.


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