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Y5 Refractor

Refractor is a new acrylic material for lighting diffusers. It is pearl in appearance and is suitable for use in modern and high finish architectural commercial buildings.


It features
• High light transmittance – 88%.
• Excellent photometric performance.
• Y5-Fine and Y7-Coarse rib (lineal reed) embossed pattern offers a sleek and modern appearance.
• Offers excellent tube obscuration (reduces tube definition).
• An ideal diffuser for high performance T5 luminaires, but also excellent for T8 tubes.
• Offers even luminance over the entire diffuser.

The special optical properties are obtained by incorporating spherical, high molecular weight polymer beads with a different refractive index into the acrylic matrix.

The difference in refractive indices changes the direction of light travel within the manufactured part. The net result is an even distribution of light exiting the part.


Y5-Fine Rib Refractor™
Standard Sheet Sizes (nominal)
2mm and 2.5mm thick
1240mm x660mm
1540mm x660mm

Y7-Coarse Rib Refractor™
Standard Sheet Sizes (nominal)
3mm thick
1240mm x660mm
1540mm x660mm


8 Brady Close
Braeside VIC 3195

P  (03) 9580 1066
F  (03) 9580 8966


4 Seville Street
Fairfield East NSW 2165

P  (02) 9723 7558
F  (02) 9723 2750


7 / 57 Mortimer Road
Acacia Ridge QLD 4110

P  (07) 3275 2322
F  (07) 3275 2033