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The health secret behind micro prismatic diffusers in industrial luminaires

LED machine lights are carefully designed microcosms of technology: without them, production processes could not happen correctly. Inside them lies a combination of components, attentively selected for their specific function.

Diffusers are an example of these components. But what exactly is a diffuser when talking about technical lighting?

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Light diffusers increase the viewing angle of the emitted light and spread it out over larger areas. LED diffusers, in particular, distribute LED light mitigating reflective hotspots. These diffuser light panels often are made of methacrylate, polycarbonate, acrylic, or silicone rubber.

The effect a diffuser has on light is affected by three factors:

  1. Color: opal diffusers, for example, give a translucent white color and offer acceptable light output while doing a satisfying job of diffusing the individual LED spots.

  2. Texture: such as micro prism diffusers, where their pyramidal surface breaks up and scatters the light. This effect also helps to create an ampler light angle from the luminaire.

  3. Shape: flat diffusers, for example, soften the LED light dots that cause eye fatigue after a few hours.


Since LED lights are the source of choice when thinking about industrial illumination and energy saving, micro prismatic diffusers help to better utilize light output from LEDs, reducing energy consumption.

Micro prismatic diffusers can be a primal protection layer or go under a tempered front protection glass. It depends on the IP requested for the luminaire. They are versatile and suitable for illuminating all those production steps where the operator must be focused and precise.


Sometimes it is necessary to use a micro prismatic diffuser to give the luminaire some specific features that improve its quality.

Thanks to their texture, micro prismatic diffusers spread light evenly across a large area, reducing harsh shadows and glare. This effect is crucial during the most demanding production steps, where the work area needs perfect and even illumination.

Thanks to the wider angle and homogeneous luminous flux given by luminaires containing micro prismatic diffusers, physicians agree on numerous health benefits for the laborer.

  1. No eye strain. After long hours of precision work, LED lights can cause eye discomfort. Micro prismatic diffusers help spread the light more evenly, reducing the intensity of direct illumination. This help decreases eye fatigue and soreness, potentially reducing the risk of developing visual impairments over time.

  2. Lower accident and mistake rates. Homogeneous, diffused lighting improves visibility and contrast, raising the quality rate of production work.

  3. No migraine and eye-fatigue triggers. By softening and spreading the light, micro prismatic diffusers reduce the frequency of these triggers, leading to a higher condition of the worker's health.

  4. Henhancing mental well-being. A growing body of research highlights the connection between light quality and mental health. Micro prismatic diffusers offer a uniform luminous flux, enhancing mood and energy levels and reducing the risk of mental health issues.


It's clear that among all components inside a LED industrial luminaire, diffusers help provide a specific effect concerning the luminous flux. Micro prismatic diffusers, thanks to their texture enriched with tiny prisms all over the area, can be placed as direct front protection or under a thick layer of tempered glass to give a higher IP degree to the luminaire.

This peculiar texture helps broaden the angle of the luminous flux, giving a more diffused illumination of the area. Moreover, prisms soften the direct effect of light, erasing the punctiform condition of the LEDs below the texture and canceling all shadow cones.

All these features, combined, have a tangible benefit on the worker's health, eradicating migraine triggers and eye-fatigue risks, and lowering the risk of mistakes and accidents.


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