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Walt Langhans
12-19-2013, 10:03 PM
When looking at different acrylic, I've come across some that says it fluorescent. I want to start messing around with edge lighting acrylic with LED's and I was wondering if the fluorescent stuff would be better than the regular colored acrylic. Anyone have any experience in this area?


Dave Sheldrake
12-20-2013, 6:45 AM
It is designed to fluoresce under UV lights Walt, a bit like "DayGlo" paint or Safety Jackets road workers wear.

Acid Green looks good if edge lit :)



Steve Clarkson
12-20-2013, 7:43 AM
I've tried it and IMHO it doesn't work very well. This is the red fluorescent.

Rodne Gold
12-20-2013, 9:01 AM
It doesnt fluoresce under uv that well, the edges and the engraving sort of glow in normal light .
I use it extensively for awards and trophies
check my website under acrylics (not an advert for me - just to see what can be done with them...they have a very nice pale blue and glass green in the range - called Lisadye here in south africa)
Look under the custom awards
Ps Im in singapore right now...on holiday..

Walt Langhans
12-20-2013, 11:14 AM
Thanks Guys, great info as always :)

Josh Borlovan
12-20-2013, 1:59 PM
It seems in my experience, only the edges are actually fluorescent. It is hard to explain but the best thing to do is prob. just buy a sheet or two and start experimenting. The stuff is dirt cheap.