Rated 2.2 out of 5 by 6
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by emer Not as brittle as some say
I needed to replace some panels I had purchased at Home Depot a few years ago. The old panels were quite brittle & difficult to trim. They would also crack if not handled VERY carefully. However, the Plaskolite Cracked Ice White Acrylic which I just purchased to replace them seemed to be about 0.5 mm thicker and a little more pliable. I needed to cut them in halves, and after scoring them about half a dozen times with a utility knife, they snapped on the score quite easily. You do have to be careful with all brands of acrylic lighting panels. They're break resistance, not shatterproof. Anyway, that's my experience. I thought there needed to be a bit of a balance in the reviews. BTW, the white panel gives a nice soft look in our kitchen; better than the clear.
ONE CON: On most of the panels in the store, there seemed to be "dirt" spots embedded in the panel. They could not be wiped off from either side.
September 3, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Klike Stay away
These panals are so thin that when installed the middle sags thus the perimeter does not sit flush all the way around the t-bar. It lifts between 1/4-1/2 inch which looks terrible. I am returning them to hopefully find thicker ones.
May 27, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by LEDEngineer Poor quality
It says right on the label that these are "Break resistant" and that they can be trimmed. At my local Home Depot, at least half of the ones on the shelf were already broken. I picked a few that were ok, and bought those. By the time I got them home, one had already broken from normal handling. The all eventually cracked, either at the edge or worse. When I tried to cut them, they cracked. On top of that, they stick a label on it that can't be removed, I had to scrape it off with a chisel. Definitely not recommended.
January 2, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Happydaizies Poor quality
I ordered this item with an order to pick up. When I got to store, the cover they pulled was broken. When the associate went to get another one, the entire stack of 10+ was also broken. I purchased the one with the smallest crack on edge. But since we installed, it's already cracked more and fell from ceiling. Just glad we weren't standing under it when it fell (or failed!!!)
May 13, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by halo panel size ( 2 x 4) is misleading actual size is 22 by 46 1/2
panel size ( 2 x 4) is misleading actual size is 22 by 46 1/2
many panels have been returned because it does not fit in normal 2 x 4 opening
August 14, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Barb Really like these. Was upset at first that I purchased them with the expectation that they are clear, but we are delighted.
These are not clear, but white. That makes you unable to see through them and into the lights in the ceiling. It truly makes a difference in the overall appearance, not being able to see up above them and into the ceiling. The light is diffused, a softer appearance.
March 27, 2012