Lighting Articles-Application of crylic Tube and Rod

     Acrylic Tube/Rod is a very creative and versatile design element in lighting applications. They take advantage of the transparent properties and changeable colors of acrylic tube materials to create unique lighting effects by adding LED lights or other lighting sources inside. The following is an introduction to the application of acrylic tube rod lighting:


1. LED Light Strip Lighting:Acrylic tube sticks can be used to make LED light strips. Place the LED light strip inside the acrylic tube rod, the light will be refracted and reflected multiple times inside the acrylic tube rod, so that the light will be more evenly scattered on the surface of the entire acrylic tube rod, thus creating a Soft and uniform lighting effect. This lighting application can be used in indoor lighting, display cabinet lighting, lantern festivals and other occasions.

REF:Ge Wei Design / Taichung Lantern Festival


2. Backlight box: Acrylic pipe sticks can also be used in backlight boxes. Backlight box is a common advertising display design. LED light sources are placed inside, and the light is guided through acrylic tube rods to make the entire light box evenly illuminated. This type of lighting application is very popular in commercial displays, billboards, etc.

 REF.:Chino Village Japanese Landscape Restaurant


3. Decorative lighting: Acrylic pipe sticks can be used as lighting or decorative elements. In the design of lighting or decorative objects, through proper lighting design, the light can form a unique light guide effect inside the acrylic tube rod, creating a unique visual effect, adding to the beauty and artistic atmosphere of the space.



4. Indoor lighting:Acrylic pipe sticks can also be applied in indoor furniture design, such as hanging lights, chandeliers, etc. The guidance and refraction of light inside the acrylic tube rod can create a unique lighting effect, adding a sense of modernity and personality to the interior space.

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5. Outdoor lighting: It can be used as a material for lampposts or beams, providing unique and modern light effects, however acrylic has excellent weather resistance and durability, making it ideal for outdoor lighting applications, such as setting in parks , in the garden or courtyard, it can create a charming lighting atmosphere, elevate the night scenery to a new level, and add personality and artistry to the outdoor space.



6. Hall lighting: Hanging a large chandelier or pendant lamp on the top of the hall can create an elegant atmosphere and provide the main lighting for the entire space. The design of the chandelier can be selected according to the style and decoration of the hall to create an atmosphere. Lighting is very important, because the hall is usually the entrance to the building, and it is also a place for receiving guests and communicating.



7. Furniture application: Acrylic rods can also play a lot of creative and practical functions. Due to the transparency and firmness of acrylic rods, it can bring a unique visual effect and a modern touch in furniture design. In addition, combining acrylic rods with other materials, such as metal, wood, etc., can also create more rich and varied design effects. Whether it's contemporary, minimal or otherwise, acrylic sticks make a great addition to any furniture design.


However, creating a light fixture using acrylic rods involves several considerations to ensure both aesthetic appeal and functional efficiency. Here are some key points to keep in mind:


Material Selection:

Choose high-quality acrylic rods that are durable and provide the desired level of transparency or opaqueness.

Design Concept:

Have a clear design concept in mind. Consider the overall aesthetics, size, and shape of the light fixture. Sketch your design before starting the construction.

Lighting Requirements:

Determine the type of lighting you want – ambient, task, or accent lighting. This will influence the design and placement of the acrylic rods.

Structural Integrity:

Ensure the structural integrity of the fixture. Acrylic rods can be brittle, so design the structure to distribute weight evenly and prevent breakage.

Attachment and Joining:

Plan how the acrylic rods will be attached and joined together. Explore methods such as solvent bonding, mechanical fasteners, or other secure options.

Light Source:

Choose an appropriate light source. LED lights are commonly used for acrylic fixtures due to their low heat emission and energy efficiency.


If you want a diffused light effect, consider adding a diffusing material or treatment to the acrylic rods to soften the light and reduce glare.

Heat Management:

Acrylic can warp or degrade if exposed to excessive heat. Ensure proper heat management by choosing LED lights with low heat emission and providing sufficient ventilation.

Safety Considerations:

Round sharp edges and corners to prevent injuries. Ensure that the fixture meets safety standards and regulations.

Cleaning and Maintenance:

Consider ease of cleaning and maintenance. Acrylic surfaces can scratch easily, so choose a cleaning method that won’t damage the material.


Plan for easy installation. Consider the weight of the fixture and ensure that the mounting system is secure and suitable for the installation location.

Test the Design:
Before finalizing the design, create a prototype or test version to identify any potential issues and make necessary adjustments.

By paying attention to these factors, you can create a visually appealing and functional light fixture using acrylic rods.


Generally speaking, the lighting application of acrylic tube sticks is very flexible and diverse, which can bring innovation, fashion and beauty to the space. The lighting design using acrylic tube sticks needs to be selected and configured according to specific occasions and needs to ensure the best lighting effect. At the same time, please ensure safety and reasonable lighting design, and cooperate with professional designers to ensure the best lighting effect and interior design effect.

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