It’s a known fact that the more natural light we surround ourselves with, the better we generally feel, so it’s important that we maximise this incredible natural resource by reflecting it around our interior environments.

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 create a brighter environment, improving energy efficiency as well as our wellbeing and productivity.

Light reflectance of ceilings 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.

Armstrong’s laminated ceiling tiles reflect up to 88% of light back into the environment, creating a brighter, more comfortable place in which to work, learn, heal, and play. Reach out to us for more information on ceiling solutions.