The best way to backlight a lithophane
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Our Small Lithophane Light Panel measures 5 1/4 inches by 6 15/16 inches. With a slim profile of just under 7 mm it is perfect to backlight lithophanes measuring 5 inches by 7 inches.
For the best fit, we recommend using a matte around the lithophane and light panel and framing with an 8″ x 10″ frame. Or, create your own custom frame if you would rather not use a matte. A frame of sufficient depth is required.
Every light panel comes with a 6 ft cord with an on/off rocker style switch. Our LED light panels do not get hot and use only a very small amount of electricity. We expect our light panels to last more than 5 years if left on 24/7!
How to light a lithophane
There are two challenges with creating framed custom lithophanes after the carving process is complete.
The challenge with lighting is usually brightness and evenly distributed lighting. Unfortunately, efforts to use Christmas lights, incandescent bulbs, or LED light strips result in uneven or dim illumination. Our light panels provide a bright and even white light.
The challenge with framing is usually related to the depth of the frame. Traditional frames don’t typically have enough depth to hold all of the “equipment” associated with those types of lighting.
Framing your lithophane
Typically, a lithophane is approximately 1/4 inch thick. Combined with our light panel, the total thickness is just 1/2 inch. If you want a ready made frame, then we recommend the Blick Essentials Wood Gallery Frames combined with a framing matte.
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