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Light Reflectance Value (LRV)

Light Reflectance Value (LRV), is a measure of the percentage of visible and usable light that is reflected from a surface when illuminated by a light source. The measurement is most commonly used by design professionals to calculate the number and type of light fixtures needed to provide a certain amount of light for interior spaces. The higher the reflectance, the less additional lighting is required and the more energy efficient a space becomes.

Tile Type LRV of White LRV of Translucent
Feather-Light Ceiling Tiles 0.83 0.51
Signature Ceiling Tiles 0.83 NA
Tin Ceiling Tiles 0.82 NA
Mineral Fiber Ceiling Tiles 0.80 NA

Recessed Lighting

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Grid-mounted (can) lighting is a great illumination option. Choose a tile design that has sufficient flat area in the middle to accommodate the light opening and trim ring, and choose fixtures that come with grid-suspension brackets so that the weight of the light is supported by your T-bar and not by your tile. Coffered ceiling tiles may require some additional steps. Contact us for more information.


Fully-Illuminated Ceilings

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Ceilume's Feather-Light Ceiling Tiles are available in translucent vinyl in addition to our opaque colors and finishes. Translucent ceiling tiles can be installed directly under lighting fixtures, or throughout the entirety of your grid for a fully-illuminated ceiling.

For best results, install your translucent ceiling tiles at least 6" below your lighting fixtures, and use your tiles in conjunction with AcoustoTherm® Backpanels.

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