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Wall thickness for a lamp shade? [message #86301] Mon, 17 March 2014 04:47 UTC Go to next message
avatar Fnordianslip  is currently offline Fnordianslip
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So, anyone have experiences with making translucent forms? I'm trying to make a lamp shade to replace a broken one that isn't made anymore. I'm thinking of making it from the strong and flexible white plastic, but I have no idea what wall thickness will produce a nice diffuse light for a 60W equivalent CFL. Any ideas?
Re: Wall thickness for a lamp shade? [message #86311 is a reply to message #86301 ] Mon, 17 March 2014 10:38 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar stop4stuff  is currently offline stop4stuff
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Maybe 1-2mm would be ok.

No comparison to a 60w equiv CFl, gut these are 1mm wall thickness sat on brit white LEDS

http://www.stop4stuff.com/shapeways/instruments/models/baritone-and-flugel-horns-lit-up.jpg

Paul


Re: Wall thickness for a lamp shade? [message #86322 is a reply to message #86301 ] Mon, 17 March 2014 21:38 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Fnordianslip  is currently offline Fnordianslip
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Thanks Paul. That gives me a pretty good idea of what it will look like. That's the standard white plastic you're showing there right?

Aubrey
Re: Wall thickness for a lamp shade? [message #86323 is a reply to message #86322 ] Mon, 17 March 2014 22:05 UTC Go to previous message
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Yep that's right - White Strong & Flexible - http://www.shapeways.com/materials/strong-and-flexible-plast ic

Paul

 
   
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