Ceilume ceiling panels are available in white, four designer colors, six faux finishes, and three levels of light-transmitting materials that offer opportunities for innovative illumination schemes.

Molded Relief Casts Distinctive Shadows
Glancing Light across Ceiling Panels

Opaque Ceilings

  • Bright white panels have high light reflectance for energy efficiency.
  • Solid colors and faux finishes satisfy any decorative scheme.
  • Panel's matte surface and relief cuts glare.
  • Molded relief casts distinctive shadows, especially when seen in glancing light.
  • Textured surfaces may reduce glare by scattering reflected light.

Recessed Lighting

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.

  • Panels are compatible with conventional lighting fixtures - recessed, troffer, pendant, uplight, and chandelier.
  • As with other suspended ceiling products, do not support light fixtures directly from ceiling panels. Instead, attach them to the above-ceiling structure or use approved fixture carriers.

Transluminous™ Ceilings

Translucent Ceiling Panels


Create a fully-illuminated ceiling with uniform lighting distribution.

49.91% reflectance, 31.62% transmittance

Frosted Ceiling Panels


Offer more direct lighting and reveal a hint of what is above the ceiling.

8.99% reflectance, 76.81% transmittance

Clear Ceiling Panels


Maximize lighting and allow an unobstructed view of above-grid areas.

87.67% transmittance

Translucent Panels below Colored LEDs

Mix It Up

  • Create Patterns
    Install in checkerboard, striped, random, and layouts to direct the eye, vary the lighting effect, and suit the mood of a space.
  • Define Areas
    In a hotel lobby, for example, use opaque panels above a chandelier in the entry hall, a luminous ceiling over the registration desk, frosted panels beneath colored LEDs in the lounge, and clear panels for spotlight accents.
  • Wash Walls
    Use clear or frosted panels along the perimeter of the room with economical above-ceiling light fixtures to illuminate walls.

Peek-a-Boo Panels

Clear Panels with Direct Lighting

  • Beneath Spotlights
    Install spotlights above the ceiling instead of using expensive recessed fixtures.
  • Beneath Equipment
    Simplify maintenance by allowing valves, meters, and other above-ceiling equipment to be visually inspected from below. Stop worrying about equipment leaks; panels are not damaged by water and are easy to clean.
  • Beautifully Practical
    Peek-a-boo panels maintain the visual and functional integrity of the ceiling plane.


Transluminous ceilings can be a useful wayfinding tool to help people navigate through unfamiliar buildings or respond to changing conditions. In response to the COVID 19 pandemic, for example, the Facilities Guidelines Institute issued Guidance for Designing Health and Residential Care Facilities that Respond and Adapt to Emergency Conditions with recommendations about visual cues to help when patients surge into health care facilities. It says:

"New light-emitting diode (LED) lighting products provide opportunities for patient wayfinding support during an emergency event. For example, color-changing LED lighting that corresponds to the standard colors of patient triage (i.e., green for walking wounded, yellow for those who are currently stable but need care, and red for those who need immediate care) can be incorporated into the ceiling... These lights can then be activated when an emergency condition arises to immediately define pathways for staff, patients, and visitors."

Transluminous ceilings are a great companion product to use with LEDs. Economical luminares can be located above Ceilume's light transmitting panels to keep them out of sight until needed.

Molded Relief Casts Distinctive Shadows
Glancing Light across Ceiling Panels
While set up for a social event, this banquet hall can be quickly converted to a triage center following a disaster. Colored LEDs above translucent Ceilume ceiling panels designate areas for patients requiring immediate care (red), intermediate care (yellow), and deferred care (green) in the back of the hall.

Technical Data

Please see individual product pages to learn which materials are standard for each panel style, or contact us to discuss your requirements.

Color Reflectance Transmittance
White 90.44% ---
Translucent 49.91% 31.62%
Frosted 8.99% 76.81%
Clear --- 87.67%

Reflectance and Transmittance Graph

Light Reflectance

Tested in accordance with ASTM E1477

Color/Finish Reflectance
White 90.44%
Sand 83.88%
Latte 33.50%
Merlot 6.97%
Black 5.22%
Translucent 49.91%
Frosted 8.99%
Clear ---
Bronze 11.43%
Copper 57.46%
Tin 36.09%
Sandal Wood 47.62%
Caramel Wood 18.93%
Cherry Wood 6.67%

Light Transmittance

Tested in accordance with ASTM E1348

Color/Finish Transmittance
Translucent 31.62%
Frosted 76.81%
Clear 87.67%