Press release
April 11, 2010

PLEXIGLAS truLED®: Excellent lighting design for LED applications

Light + Building 2010, Hall 4.1, Booth H31

• Creative lighting concepts for better energy efficiency and climate protection
• Presentation at Light+Building in Frankfurt

LEDs are the light sources of the future, and people who fabricate LEDs often need a lens for these applications, to conceal the individual LEDs. Evonik offers the required solution. PLEXIGLAS truLED® has proved its worth for many years in countless applications worldwide, in illuminated signs as well as in creative lighting concepts for interior design. But this special grade of PLEXIGLAS® offers a whole lot more. Using PLEXIGLAS truLED® for backlighting with LEDs saves up to 40% of LEDS and 40% of electricity, with the same light output, as compared with standard acrylic. That cuts costs for users and reduces CO2 emissions to protect the climate.

How does that work? PLEXIGLAS truLED® was specially developed for modern LED technology and is precisely adjusted to the color point of the LED. That means the color of the sheet is perfectly adjusted to the wavelength of the individual LED color in terms of transmission and light diffusion. For example, this special material offers its full performance as a red sheet of PLEXIGLAS truLED® combined with red LEDs. This is unique in the market and distinguishes PLEXIGLAS truLED® from all standard acrylics for illuminated signs and lighting design. The effect can be clearly measured.

The material’s high light transmission in the wavelength range of the individual LED color, combined with very good light diffusion, makes the sheets shine more brightly without undesired and obtrusive hot spots. PLEXIGLAS truLED® also resolves the problem of irregular light density.

Besides the standard range of five colors (red, green, blue, yellow and white), PLEXIGLAS truLED® can also be individually colored, in corporate identity colors for instance. PLEXIGLAS truLED® therefore offers solutions as individual as the challenges posed by creative lighting concepts. What is more, they are energy-saving and kind to the environment.

The Performance Polymers Business Unit of Evonik Industries is a worldwide manufacturer
of PMMA products sold under the PLEXIGLAS® trademark on the European, Asian, African
and Australian continents and under the trademark ACRYLITE® in the Americas.

About Evonik

Evonik Industries is the creative industrial group from Germany. In our core business of specialty chemicals, we are a global leader. In addition, Evonik is an expert in power generation from hard coal and renewable energies, and one of the largest private residential real estate companies in Germany. Our company’s performance is shaped by creativity, specialization, continuous self-renewal, and

Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In its fiscal year 2009 about 39,000 employees generated sales of about €13.1 billion and an operating profit (EBITDA) of about €2.0 billion.


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