Use Ceiling Light Reflectance to Save Energy

  October 23, 2009

Did you know that the ceiling you choose can affect your energy costs?

In order to make sure it lowers energy use, choose a ceiling panel with a high light reflectance rating. Those panels can reflect daylight back into a space, lessening the need for artificial lighting.

Light reflectance is measured on a scale of 1-3. LR-1 rated panels reflect the most daylight back into a space — 75 percent or more. LR-2 and LR-3 rated panels do not reflect as much light and may not be suited for spaces where daylight maximization is a goal.


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