View Full Version : why is called egg crate?

12/11/2009, 03:40 PM
just wonderin.

12/11/2009, 04:39 PM
Because of a grid type cardboard array that used to be common instead of today's egg cartons. It's not the official name which has to do with the angles of the plastic that reflects more light in a useful direction instead of back up into the light fixture it is designed for.

12/11/2009, 06:13 PM
thanks for the explanation. I was releaved to see a couple dozen views without a post. Guess I wasnt all alone in the dark on this one :)

12/11/2009, 09:23 PM
this answered my question I was wondering for a long time thanks