Introducing sound-absorbing acoustic lighting—an innovative solution that combines powerful illumination and noise reduction.
NRC-rated acoustic lighting delivers functionality and tranquility, creating a space where peace and productivity thrive.
Dimmable ceiling lights create a peaceful, meditative atmosphere at this office and podcast studio.VIEW CASE STUDY
Tunable white pendant lights offer customized illumination for each team in a video game production studio.VIEW CASE STUDY
Acoustic lights combine the functions of lighting and sound absorption. Constructed with sound-absorbing materials, such as felt, these fixtures can improve the acoustics of a space while also providing adequate illumination.
Acoustic lights work by absorbing sound waves. Alcon Lighting’s acoustic lights are constructed with felt—a porous material with a fibrous structure. When sound waves encounter the surface, they penetrate the material and get trapped within its fibers, effectively reducing the sound wave's intensity and reflecting less sound back into the room. Felt’s textured surface scatters the remaining sound waves that aren’t absorbed, preventing them from bouncing directly back into the room.
Sound-absorbing acoustic lighting is beneficial for several reasons:
No, acoustic lighting will not eliminate all noise in a space. While it helps reduce noise levels and improve the acoustic environment by minimizing echo, it cannot entirely eliminate all sources of sound.
Acoustic lighting focuses on absorbing and reducing reflected sound waves, minimizing echoes and reverberations. However, it may not address direct sources of noise, such as conversations, mechanical equipment or loud activities.
A combination of acoustic lighting, sound-absorbing materials and strategic space planning is often needed for optimal noise reduction.
Yes, sound-aborbing felt lighting requires dusting to remove surface debris. Avoid water damage or harsh chemical cleansers, which can compromise the integrity of the fixture and affect its acoustic performance. Consult manufacturing guidelines for more information.
Acoustic lighting is beneficial in commercial spaces where noise reduction, speech intelligibility and overall acoustic comfort are important.
A noise reduction coefficient (NRC) rating indicates the percentage of sound energy a material absorbs. It’s represented as a decimal ranging from 0 to 1—higher values indicate greater sound absorption.
For example, a light fixture with an NRC rating of 0.9 demonstrates a high degree of sound absorption at a specific frequency, generally from 250 to 3000 Hz.
Alcon Lighting’s acoustic LED lights are a fusion of form and function that can be customized to design specifications.
Reduce noise and foster calm, productive environments in conference rooms, classrooms, healthcare facilities and other commercial interiors. Bulk pricing available. Call to speak with an Alcon Lighting Sales Consultant for more information or a complementary layout consultation.