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Cut My Plastic’s plastic sheets can be put to any number of applications. One of the most common is as use for a light diffuser.
Many people find the glare of fluorescent and LED lighting too harsh. Fitting a translucent acrylic diffuser over the light fitting reduces the amount of glare that is visible, reducing discomfort. You will most often find these lighting solutions in the office where people are staring at computer monitors. The glare of high intensity lighting combined with the concentration people need to look at their screens often ends up creating tired eyes, headaches and stress. Installing new, and replacing old, damaged light diffusers cuts down discomfort and so reduces sick days.
Why buy our light diffusers?
Plastic light diffusers often get broken or otherwise damaged and finding the right size replacement on the high-street isn’t always easy. However, at Cut My Plastic, we have the solution. We are able to cut you a custom sheet of translucent acrylic to fit perfectly in the space that the old diffuser formerly occupied. We cut all our light diffusing products to size according to your specific requirements and make a wide variety of custom shapes. We also cut large light diffusing sheets which can be used in changing room and shower block doors and applications where light transfer is required, however, actual visibility is not.
Our acrylic light diffusers are available in a number of different thicknesses so they will fit safely securely in the light fittings’ current configuration. They are lightweight, shatterproof and impact resistant, meaning that they are safe to install overhead. Our white acrylic light diffuser sheet can equally be used when building or repairing light boxes. Their consistent thickness and uniformity of diffusion as well as their hardwearing, tough, scratch and solvent resistant properties make them perfect for this application. Our plastic light diffusers provide light transmission that’s second to none and our white light diffusers are pure white, meaning that little light is actually lost and the light you see is exactly that put out by your light source.
As well as a simple white diffusers for home and office light fittings, we provide a huge range of coloured light diffusers which can be used for signage and retail display. Because Cut My Plastic’s acrylic light diffusers are incredibly hardwearing, shatter and scratch resistant, UV stable and chemically inert they are perfect for out-door applications including illuminated signs.
Our plastic light diffusers are perfect to use with the latest LED lighting solutions as well as older fluorescent lighting in the home and office. Because they are made from UV stable acrylic they won’t yellow with age and help reduce LED ‘hotspots’.
Frequently Asked Questions
What tolerance do you cut to?
We cut to a tolerance of +/-1mm.
What is your delivery timescale?
3-7 working days.
Is mirrored acrylic like normal mirror?
Mirrored acrylic is a flexible material, and needs to be attached to a perfectly flat surface. We recommend attaching it to MDF or something similar, making sure the adhesive is spread in a thin even layer across the acrylic. we also recommend using the 5mm thick acrylic as it is more rigid.
Can you cut any shape?
Yes, in acrylic. We will shortly be able to also cut any shape in polycarbonate as well.
What's your standard radius corner?
20mm, but we can cut to your requirements.
How many holes do I need in my acrylic?
1 per corner should be sufficient for smaller pieces. You might want to consider an extra hole in the middle if your sheet is larger.
Can I cut acrylic?
Yes, you can. Just take it slow and easy.
Can I put acrylic behind a hob?
Not if it is gas or electric. You need a gap of 5cm between an induction hob and the acrylic.
Do you fit the acrylic?
No, we don't. We do provide some templates which should help you to take your measurements. The acrylic is easy to install by any competent DIYer.
What's the difference between acrylic and Perspex?
Perspex is a brand name. It is the same as acrylic.
What's the difference between acrylic and polycarbonate?
Take a look at our handy guide here.
Can I change my order after it's been placed?
There will be a £6 processing fee for any amendments needed after placing your order.