Light Diffusion Material Suggestions For LED Belt

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Light Diffusion Material Suggestions For LED Belt

Post by WitchBrother » Sat May 14, 2016 10:05 am

Hello everyone!

I'm making my first piece of DIY light up clothing for this year and I need some recommendations, even some links to good resources would be great as my searching has returned less than helpful results.

I'm working on an LED belt and I'd like to cover the light strip I'm using with a material to diffuse the LEDs. The more diffusion the better but it doesn't have to be perfect.

It also needs to be moldable material, so diffusion fabric would work for example, or a bendable plastic if that exists. Anything I can work with easily, ideally without tools more complicated than a blow dryer although I'm open to heavier duty suggestions.

The LEDs will only be a centimeter or two away from the material so I understand that's a limitation.

Thanks for your help,

W(h)i(t)ch Brother

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Re: Light Diffusion Material Suggestions For LED Belt

Post by Jackass » Sat May 14, 2016 10:09 am

High Density PolyEthylene.
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Re: Light Diffusion Material Suggestions For LED Belt

Post by maladroit » Sat May 14, 2016 11:05 am

Fiber optic fabric

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Re: Light Diffusion Material Suggestions For LED Belt

Post by some seeing eye » Sat May 14, 2016 12:22 pm

I'm a fav of hdpe, thanks Mr Jackass. Really fav and really thanks. Vellum would be similar.

There are many light-colored fabrics than can be layered over LED - sheers, organzas, just ask at the fabric store for suggests which meet your washability needs. Many burners layer LEDs under white synthetic fur fabric.

I'm a huge fan of fiber optic fabric, but that is a whole nother price, sewing and buying challenge.
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Re: Light Diffusion Material Suggestions For LED Belt

Post by junglesmacks » Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:39 am

After 4 LED suits, I've finally found the best LED light diffusion material. Flexible, opaque, stretchy, cheap, awesome.


Get the thickest white lycra/spandex you can find. Cut it to shape. Stretch it over. Voila.
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Post by maladroit » Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:13 am

Holy shit he's back!

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Post by Ratty » Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:19 am

Hey Junglesmacks. Glad to see you back. Where have you been hiding? Thanks for the spandex tip.
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Post by BBadger » Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:04 pm

Wow, he is back! I had to check the date of the post to verify this wasn't some old thread!
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Re: Light Diffusion Material Suggestions For LED Belt

Post by Token » Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:45 pm

Holy Shit Emoji! He escaped the Assylum!

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