When compared to other light diffusing products such as glass, plastic materials have many advantages including impact strength, durability and design flexibility. For outdoor projects, grades are available that are UV stabilized for non-yellowing and longer life, maintaining the desired lighting effect for many years without maintenance or replacement.
ACI Acrylic Lighting Panel and polycarbonate are used frequently within exteriors and interiors for security and safety and offer a wide range of diffusion levels in both warm and cool hues. Surface textures and frosted materials are also available.
Polycarbonate has the added benefit of a higher flammability resistance and a wider service temperature range over acrylic.