Makrolon® Lumen XT polycarbonate sheet for Hot Tubs Case Study

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Lightweight, Flexible Polycarbonate Sheet Optimizes Hot Tub Lighting

From the glass control screen to its smartphone app, Jacuzzi’s J-500™ Collection hot tubs are on the cutting edge. Contributing to its futuristic luxury and style is an advanced array of LED exterior lights integrated into its CurvaLuxTM Siding. These lights require a material that provides functionality and aesthetics.

OEM: Jacuzzi Inc.
Supplier: Covestro
Industry: Consumer Products
Application: LED exterior lights for J-500™ Collection hot tubs
Product: Makrolon® Lumen XT polycarbonate sheet

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For the J-500™ Collection’s exterior LED lighting features, Jacuzzi® sought a material that was lightweight, able to withstand heat, and offered design freedom.

The design team at Jacuzzi® satisfied these needs when they chose Makrolon® Lumen XT polycarbonate sheet from Covestro as the lighting material in the new hot tub collection. Manufactured specifically for LED lighting, Makrolon® Lumen XT delivers excellent quality and performance, without sacrificing freedom of design.
By utilizing this lightweight, flexible polycarbonate sheet, Jacuzzi alleviated concerns about flammability and functionality. Makrolon® Lumen XT offers a UL listed flammability rating that is higher than competitive products – an important attribute for hot tubs.

The translucent sheet’s optimized surface texture and advanced diffusion technology eliminate hot spots and shadowing. Additionally, Makrolon® Lumen XT can also be cold formed into various shapes for design and functionality without sacrificing high-diffusion performance.

The main properties of Makrolon® Lumen XT polycarbonate sheet are:

  • Range of diffusion levels
  • Advanced diffusion technology
  • Optimized light transmission
  • Optimized surface texture
  • UL listed flammability rating
  • Light weight
  • Durable
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