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#1 Bob Hayes

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 04:00 PM

I’m really getting into using honeycomb grids and I’m looking for an inexpensive industrial supplier. Any leads?
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#2 Richard Andrewski

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 09:12 AM

Honeycombs are hard to find. Eggcrates are pretty much the same thing and you can find some of those here:

http://www.scientific-lighting.com/

Lots of different types and sizes. Hope this helps.
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Posted 02 April 2009 - 11:06 AM

I initially was a litttle confused by you post, but I think Andrew nailed it. All I can add is to look at the websites of the major commercail lighting fixture manufacturers (Progress is one). Check the Thomas Register for others. Maybe visit a lighting showroom that is part of a electrical supply house. What effect are you trying to achieve?
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Posted 02 April 2009 - 04:22 PM

No I am actually looking for a different material. It is aluminum honeycomb. We use it to control light and it works like the egg crate baffles. It is ridged and controls light much better. It is used in the aerospace industry and also for air filters. It is quite high tech and expensive. I'm seeing some figures of $22 a square foot. Since my project will need 24 square feet I am talking some expense.

Chimera repurposes the material. But again it is pricy.

http://www.chimerali...sp?productid=16

Because it is a common industrial material I am hoping to find an affordable supplier.
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Posted 02 April 2009 - 07:11 PM

No I am actually looking for a different material. It is aluminum honeycomb. We use it to control light and it works like the egg crate baffles. It is ridged and controls light much better. It is used in the aerospace industry and also for air filters. It is quite high tech and expensive. I'm seeing some figures of $22 a square foot. Since my project will need 24 square feet I am talking some expense.

Chimera repurposes the material. But again it is pricy.

http://www.chimerali...sp?productid=16

Because it is a common industrial material I am hoping to find an affordable supplier.



Try Industrial Metal supply. It is used for aircraft structural members. It is VERY EXPENSIVE. some times IMS has a short end for sale cheap. You might also go by a airport repair shop and see if they have any leftovers or a local supplier. The stuff is SUPER delicate, even just the pressure from finger tips dents it severely.

IF you are bored PM me for an alternative, works well with low temp lights, KINOS etc.
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Posted 02 April 2009 - 08:36 PM

My mistake. You could look at some of them at www.mcmaster.com , enter honeycomb in the search box. Not the cheapest industrial supplier, but it's a start.
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Posted 02 April 2009 - 09:16 PM

Yes mcmaster carr does have them but they are super expensive for sure.

Just curious, why would you need honeycomb over eggcrates? There are many that think that there's less light loss with eggcrates than honeycomb filters. Of course, on some round fixtures, honeycomb is just more practical to use than eggcrate's square cells which wouldn't adapt well to a round type filter frame. I definitely see honeycomb being used more on hard type round open faced fixtures.
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