ELEGANT LUMINAIRES WITH GLARE-FREE LIGHT
Lighting systems for hotels, stores or public buildings must meet the highest standards in terms of lighting technology and design. PLANLICHT, a specialist in contemporary lighting solutions, uses covers made of light-diffusing PLEXIGLAS® acrylic glass for elegant luminaires with glare-free light.
Light is a central element in interior design. Modern lighting systems ensure pleasant brightness and therefore good vision. At the same time, they set rooms perfectly in scene. However, efficient light sources such as LEDs require covers made of LED-optimized materials in order to achieve the desired lighting effect.
PLEXIGLAS®, the brand acrylic glass from Röhm, is a proven material for luminaires with the highest standards of technology and design thanks to its wide range of properties. In line with the innovations in lighting technology, Röhm has continuously developed its portfolio of special PLEXIGLAS® products for luminaires. They are also suitable for lighting with the latest generation of LEDs.
The long-established Austrian company PLANLICHT from in Tyrol also values this material for luminaire construction and has the cover panels of the “ophelia” and “olmo” panel luminaires made from light-diffusing PLEXIGLAS® variants by PLEXIGLAS® processing partner Hans Fischer GmbH.
PLEXIGLAS® acrylic glass for panel lights with uniform light
The round “ophelia” and the square “olmo” are designed with simple elegance and offer a wide range of possible applications as ceiling, wall or pendant lights. For such designer luminaires to shine in all their beauty, the point light from the LEDs must be evenly distributed. However, the smaller the distance between the LEDs and the cover, the more likely it is that so-called hotspots will appear. Such undesirable differences in brightness in the backlighting can be avoided with light-diffusing materials. Depending on the location and use, PLANLICHT offers luminaires with a diffuser made of PLEXIGLAS® Satinice oder PLEXIGLAS® Textures: PLEXIGLAS® Satinice to create a harmonious, uniform light image. PLEXIGLAS® Textures for applications with higher glare-free requirements, such as in workplace environments.
Uniform light in many varieties
Cover panels made of light-diffusing PLEXIGLAS® Satinice or PLEXIGLAS® Textures ensure harmonious, uniform and glare-free light, as here in the square “olmo” surface light from PLANLICHT. The low weight and shatter resistance of PLEXIGLAS® acrylic glass are particularly advantageous for large pendant luminaires.
Free from reflections
The round “ophelia” model with a diffuser made of PLEXIGLAS® Satinice: When switched off, the luminaire appears in a rich white and is free of reflections thanks to the frosted surface, which is particularly pleasant for wall luminaires.
Designed with light: Panel luminaires from PLANLICHT with covers made of light-diffusing PLEXIGLAS® Satinice or PLEXIGLAS® Textures in the lobby of a hotel.
Convincing photometric properties
“With PLEXIGLAS® Satinice, we achieve an absolutely homogeneous light image. In addition, when the luminaire is switched off, the material appears a rich white and is free of reflections thanks to the frosted surface,” explains Raimund Mayr, Technical Director at PLANLICHT.
Mayr is impressed by the photometric properties of PLEXIGLAS® products: “The excellent light diffusion combined with the high light transmission of the LED-optimized materials enables us to create highly efficient lighting systems.”
PLANLICHT uses PLEXIGLAS® Textures 0A000 Z as a luminaire cover for applications with particularly high demands on visual comfort, for example in offices. “The surface structure ensures excellent glare control in all directions. This is important for standard-compliant lighting solutions, for example for VDU workstations,” explains Mayr.
Luminaire covers from the plastics expert
The cover panels made of PLEXIGLAS® acrylic glass for “ophelia” and “olmo” are produced in Cologne by the plastics processing company Hans Fischer GmbH. “We have a wealth of experience in the processing of semi-finished plastic products with satin and textured surfaces. We produce square and round covers in various sizes for PLANLICHT,” says Sales Manager Tim Kulisch. “Thanks to our state-of-the-art portal milling systems and CO2 laser machines, we are able to produce covers for large-format panel lights.” Because cost efficiency and sustainability are just as important in lighting design as excellent lighting conditions, the plastics processor always ensures the best possible utilization of the material. “Special formats from the manufacturer Röhm also reduce waste in production,” says Kulisch.
“PLEXIGLAS® from Röhm has a high status in the lighting industry, there is hardly anything comparable.”
– Tim Kulisch
Sales Manager at Hans Fischer GmbH
He points out further advantages of PLEXIGLAS® acrylic glass: “It is considerably lighter than glass and is also unbreakable. It also does not yellow, is durable and can be machined very easily during processing. “This is why the brand acrylic glass from Röhm is so important in the lighting industry, there is hardly anything comparable,” summarizes Kulisch.