Interior furnishings market

Light Shade (illumination cover)

Light Shade is an illumination cover that is made from a combination of base glass cloth and fluororesin. It excels in nonflammability, translucency, and other properties.

Creating completely new, softly lighted spaces

Light Shade is an illumination cover made from Nittobo's glass cloth. Glass cloth, which excels in translucency, wraps a room in soft light, creating a unique space with a relaxed atmosphere.
The unique effects of lighting not seen in previous ceiling lighting that uses louver ceiling or acrylic boards further enhance all interior decorations, including stores and halls. We hope you will try this product.

Beautiful finish using high installation technology

Light Shade displays its features to the full because Nittobo takes responsibility for its installation.
Shown below are examples of installation in which Light Shade's sophisticated, soft light emphasizes the interior decorations of various buildings.

Tokyo National Museum

Tokyo National Museum

A high-end boutique

A high-end boutique

New Hekinan City Hall

New Hekinan City Hall

Yurakucho passage for shared use

Yurakucho passage for shared use

Kobayashi Kokei Memorial Museum of Art

Kobayashi Kokei Memorial Museum of Art

NTT DoCoMo YRP

NTT DoCoMo YRP

Aoyama Park Tower

Aoyama Park Tower

National Center for Child Health and Development

National Center for Child Health and Development

Roppongi Hills

Roppongi Hills

Shiodome public underground passages

Shiodome public underground passages

The University of Tokyo Yasuda Auditorium

The University of Tokyo Yasuda Auditorium

Free design & diverse opening/closing methods

Opening/closing methods using the axial rotation system

Opening/closing methods using the axial rotation system

Large frames can also be installed

Large frames can also be installed

Example of installation on walls

Example of installation on walls

Reliable quality and excellent fire protection performance

Nittobo is a pioneer in glass fiber manufacture. In 1938, the company manufactured glass fiber on a commercial basis earlier than anyone else in the world, and since then, it has continued to manufacture products in various fields by optimizing the properties of glass fiber.
Light Shade is what Nittobo calls a "next-generation product" that uses glass fiber as raw material. It consists of ultra-thin, half-transparent glass cloth that moderately transmits light.
* Light Shade is a nonflammable composite material that combines glass cloth mentioned above and fluororesin (nonflammability certification number: NM-0152).

Glass fiber yarn used as raw material

Glass fiber yarn used as raw material

Light Shade does not stain easily and is easy to clean.

Light Shade does not stain easily, and the secret lies in its structure.
First, glass cloth is produced by weaving thin glass fibers. Then, the glass cloth is impregnated with fluororesin. Furthermore, the surface of fluororesin-impregnated glass cloth is laminated with flat and smooth fluororesin film.
The double effects of fluororesin make it difficult for Light Shade to become yellowish and stain. They also make it easy to wipe off stain on Light Shade.

The benefit of fluororesin is that it does not stain easily.

The benefit of fluororesin is that it does not stain easily.

A variety of glass shade cloth

Light Shade allows users to choose from between the two types of glass cloth according to their interior design and lighting plan.
● Light Shade 45
Light Shade 45 is glass cloth with total light transmittance of 45%. It excels in light diffusion and creates a space with soft light.
● Mesh Shade
Mesh Shade is woven mesh of glass cloth. It produces a bright space that reminds one of sunshine filtering through tree branches.

Glass shade cloth

Glass shade cloth

Glass cloth measurement data

Product name Light Shade 45 Mesh Shade
Width (cm) 213 200
Thickness (mm) 0.27 0.65
Weight (g/m²) 370 482
Tensile strength (warp) (N/30mm) 2127 1280
Tensile strength (weft) (N/30mm) 2083 1813
Tear strength (warp) (N) 95 201
Tear strength (weft) (N) 90 224
Total light transmittance (%) 46.5 41.9
  • * All data shown above indicate internally measured values and are not guaranteed ones (Total light transmittance is based on JIS K 7105 standard).

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