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Advantages of Polycarbonate Light Fixture Lens

Dec 02, 2020

Advantages of Polycarbonate Light Fixture Lens

Polycarbonates are a group of thermoplastic polymers, which contain carbonate groups within their chemical structure. Used for a variety of manufactured parts, they can easily be worked and molded to help fit into different materials. We were introduced to polycarbonate lenses in the 1970s they and have changed the optical world for the better.

When comparing polycarbonate with acrylic materials, polycarbonate has greater resilience than acrylic, making it ideal for demanding applications that require high impact or flame retardancy. Some of the benefits of polycarbonate plastic diffusers for lighting fixtures include´╝Ü

Increased strength over acrylic

Improved versatility

High impact resistance

Increased stiffness & moisture resistance

Non-flammable, can be exposed to high temperatures

Can be drilled without cracking

more scratch-resistant - its hardness significantly reduces wear

easily molded - decreasing the manufacturing complexity and costs