Light permeable

Discussion in 'Design and Modeling' started by QuintonHeckroth, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. QuintonHeckroth
    QuintonHeckroth New Member
    Currently I'm creating a small cube which will house a small LED or bulb. There is a small cut-out which will let the light escape, which will be covered by a thin piece of film (http://i28.tinypic.com/34dpues.jpg) - it's a little soppy but what the hell! :twisted:

    My question is: Do the materials have varying levels of translucency? The last thing I want is for all the light to escape out of the material!

    If worst comes to worst, is there anything I could line my housing with?

    Any help would be much appreciated,

    Quinton
     
  2. WiKKiDWidgets
    WiKKiDWidgets New Member
    The base material WSF (White, Strong, and Flexable) will easily let light escape. It's quite translucent. But a little paint can easily cure that.
     
  3. QuintonHeckroth
    QuintonHeckroth New Member
    Thanks WiKKiDWidgets for a quick response!

    I was afraid that'd be the issue. So you're suggesting a quick lick of black paint on the inside, or perhaps coating it all?

    Quinton
     
  4. WiKKiDWidgets
    WiKKiDWidgets New Member
    Depending on your application, either will suffice. Albeit, I'd steer you towards painting it all as WSF has a very permeable surface and might let some paint bleed through if not sufficiently thick enough.
     
  5. crsdfr
    crsdfr New Member
    It won't soak in if you use a spray putty or primer first.

    Every part I paint gets some 3 coats of spray putty and 1 coat of primer, rubbed back inbetween coats, before paint even touches it.

    That said, light won't escape at all if your wall sections are 5mm+