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Old 11-27-2018, 11:04 PM   #1
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Default Plastic in LED light cracked, where to buy replacement?

You know the thin plastic in LED lights? Mine is cracked. Anyone know where I can buy similar material to replace it?
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Old 11-28-2018, 07:25 PM   #2
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Home depot or lowes carry polycarbonate/lexan that should work. You can get acrylic from laird plastics. Alternatively look for something cheap in the dollar store that you can dismantle
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Default Plastic in LED light cracked, where to buy replacement?

The polycarbonate, acrylic and lexan in Home Depot is often not near thin enough and would probably have to be routed with a rebate at the long edges to fit into the channels, at least to what I am accustomed to for led's. I honestly don't know where for clear, but I use white Mylar as a diffuser for brighter lights; it's possible clear Mylar or duralar would work. Or if you cannot find a good replacement alternative, can use epoxy to seal or mend cracks or missing pieces, using an old gift card to smooth out, or the same white Mylar as a form for larger holes as the epoxy can't adhere properly to Mylar. The cheap dollar store epoxy syringes work well. I have (edit: white) Mylar and epoxy if you want to go the repair route.

How big of a light? I might have a piece of acrylic big enough, that I could mill for you.


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Old 11-30-2018, 02:58 PM   #4
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It's the Chihiros A351. The seller said they would send me a replacement so I'll just wait for it. Could take some time since Canada Post strike.
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