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Electrical and natural lighting not only affects energy efficiency but also our wellbeing and productivity

Both electrical and natural lighting not only affects energy efficiency but also our wellbeing and productivity.

It’s commonly known that the more natural light we surround ourselves with, the better we generally feel, so it’s integral that we maximise this incredible natural resource by reflecting it around our interior environments as much as we can. This is where the light reflectance of a ceiling becomes important – it helps to reduce the amount of artificial lighting required to light a room and helps create a brighter environment, improving both energy efficiency and wellbeing.
Light reflectance of the ceiling is also referenced in the NCC 2022 Volume One under F6V3 Verification of suitable provision of natural light, which helps to comply with F6P1 Natural lighting which states that “natural light, when available, provides an average daylight factor of not less than 2%”. Under F6V3, the Average Daylight Factor needs to be calculated for each window. This calculation includes the light reflectance value of the ceiling, so it is critical that a ceiling with high light reflectance be selected to harvest natural light into the building interior.
You can find Part F6 of the NCC here.
Armstrong’s laminated ceiling tiles reflect up to 88% of light back into the environment, creating a brighter more comfortable place to work, learn, heal, and play. It’s such an important part of interior design that we include this large icon on every product data sheet, but if you need some help just reach out!

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