Now that LED is becoming the light source of choice, and clearly the future of lighting, it is necessary to consider the effects of these tiny light sources on diffuser design. LEDs have a light emitting area of around 1 mm2, and standard prismatic diffusers are unable to properly control their light and exhibit several disadvantageous features such as the difficultly of ensuring homogenous light distribution and precise glare control.
iLumTech have developed a new approach to diffuser design: nano-diffusers. These advanced diffusers meets the specific needs of LED light sources, and in the process eliminate the issue of bulky optical parts. What’s more, not only is this development advantageous in terms of size and capability, it actually improves the overall lighting performance of luminaires. And as we know, performance is a key indicator of the suitability and success of luminaires. Other features of this development are that it allows for optimisation of luminaire size, weight, efficiency, and aesthetic appearance – all the features that make a luminaire unique and attractive.