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Need Help Best way to backlight evenly?

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by jordyc123, Oct 11, 2020.

  1. jordyc123

    jordyc123 Guest

    Oct 10, 2020
    Hello everybody, hoping you can give me some advice.

    I'm trying to make a backlit sign out of a small wooden box (30x20cm). I was planning to cut out whatever the design is on the front and then put a piece of opal acrylic behind it to act as a diffuser. I was going to light it with LEDs and run them around the sides of the box.

    What I'm looking for is a simple way to spread the light more evenly across the sign. So far I've tried to create my own light sheet by engraving dots and a grid on some acrylic and then edge lighting it. This didn't seem to make a huge difference but maybe I did it wrong. Then I tried putting a piece of kitchen foil on a back panel, this seemed to work quite well. I was just wondering if there was a more professional way of doing this.

    What do you guys think?

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