LED Backlighting Solutions for Translucent Materials

Slablite can provide you with expert advice and the right LED solution to ensure that your chosen translucent material is evenly backlit. Without catching, striping, or shadowing, Slablite lighting technology will provide bright, uniform illumination of any translucent surface material. Read on to learn more:

Choosing and Lighting Translucent Materials

It’s critical to choose the appropriate lighting solution for the material of your choice based on the amount of light permeating through its surface. The closer the distance between the material and the light source, the more apparent hotspots are. Thinning and translucent materials tend to highlight hot spots, especially when they are too near to the light source.


Backlighting can be used to highlight the natural crystalline structure of various types of natural stones, which may include translucent and opaque varieties. Keep in mind that the amount of light transmission will vary from sheet to sheet due to the natural formation of the stone. The thickness of the sheet also has an impact on light transmission.


Glass is another suitable material for backlighting. It can be shaped, colored, and cut to fit the design, and has the added benefit of being recyclable many times over. When backlighting glass, care must be taken to ensure that the translucency is sufficient so as to avoid unwanted shadowing or hot spots.


When wood is used as thin veneer on a stabilizing backing material, such as glass, fiberglass, or resin sheets, it may be used as a diffuser for backlighting. When the layer of wood is thin enough to allow light through, it produces a warm and powerful glow.

Slablite can help take your home to the next level with custom LED backlighting options that will make your house stand out from the rest. Contact us and learn more about the services we offer and how we can transform your home today!