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Edge-Lit Glass and Where to Use It

United Plate Glass | Jun 9, 2023 | Blog
Edge-Lit Glass and Where to Use It

If you’ve spent time in luxury hotels in recent years, you may have noticed fashion-forward embedded lighting in the bathroom mirror. Edge-lit glass is a relatively new lighting technology that can be used in a variety of applications, including backlighting mirrors to create a soft, even glow while starting or ending your day. It’s not just for hotels. LED edge-lit glass creates a glowing, luminous effect that can be customized in a variety of ways. In this post, we’ll look at how edge-lit glass works and where you can use it in commercial or residential spaces.

What is Edge-lit Glass?

A series of LED lighting strips are embedded in the edges of glass to create edge-lit glass panes and mirrors. These strips are connected to a control system that can be used to adjust the color, brightness, and lighting patterns of the glass. When the LED strips are turned on, they create a glowing effect that can be customized to suit the needs of the space. You can adjust the color temperature from soft yellow to bright cool white to create different lighting effects, and you can even choose red, green or other solid colors to create different moods. This technology can be used to create everything from subtle, soft lighting to bold, dramatic displays.

Where to use Edge-lit Glass

Edge-lit glass is a versatile and energy efficient technology that can be used in a variety of different settings. One popular use is in glass accent signage and decorative pieces in commercial spaces, such as wayfinding displays in shopping centers and hotels, or to highlight design elements in restaurants and bars. No matter the setting, edge-lit glass can be used to create a unique and eye-catching atmosphere that sets the tone for the entire space. It can also be used in event spaces, such as conference rooms or wedding venues, to create stunning and memorable backdrops for an event.

Residential Edge-lit Applications

Another great use for edge-lit glass is in residential settings, where it can be used to create a stylish and modern look in a kitchen or bathroom. For example, it can be used in bathroom vanities, kitchen backsplashes, or even as a feature wall in a living room. The customizability of the LED lighting strips means that homeowners can adjust the color and lighting patterns to suit their personal preferences and the needs of their space.

Using LED lighting strips embedded in the edges of glass lets you create original, custom lighting features for both commercial and residential spaces. Give us a call for a quote to find out how easy it is to incorporate edge-lit glass into your home or business.

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