Had a great time at Lowe's today. While pointing at a light fixture ten feet above this woman's head describing what she was seeing. "on that light fixture is a diffuser, that's the thing with all the squares that the light is shining through. Do ya'll sell those." She told me where to find FUSES. I asked if she could see the thing with all the squares and she said she wasn't really sure she understood. That was the second person. The guy that actually worked in lighting kept asking if it was flat. I didn't know how to answer that. It's a three dimensional product that does not curve, but it's not the prismatic sheet he kept pointing at. The last guy... lol. I pointed at the fixture asked if he could see the flourescent light. From there he showed us fuses, bulbs, ballisters, wiring harnesses, and prismatic sheets before he finally went "OHHHHH that plaid thing." Safe to say, most folks at our lowe's have no idea what plastic eggcrate light diffusers are even when they are looking at one and are being told what they are.
I have printed out the information from the home depot website and am better armed for my trip there. Yay!
This is hilarious, I went to Home Depot and asked the first person I saw...they had no clue what I was talking about, so I went and found the oldest crustiest dude in the store and he got it on the first try. If you have to shape it, I recommend wire cutters, or pliers that will cut wire, it takes a little more time, but the finished product looks a lot better imo. I'm glad I wasn't the only one looking around a hardware store feeling like I was the only one on earth who knew what eggcrate light diffusers were.