Top 7 Reasons Why You Should Consider Installing USG Eclipse Illusion Acoustical Panels
USG Eclipse Illusion Panels are long-lasting acoustical panels that help create the illusion of smaller-scaled ceiling systems. They provide excellent sound performance that meets office sound absorption needs. These acoustical panels also resist visible sag and retard and inhibit the growth of mold and mildew. With USG Eclipse Panels, you don’t have to compromise accessibility for the illusion of a smaller ceiling.
Features and benefits of USG Eclipse Illusion Panels
1. Excellent NRC (Noise Reduction Coefficient) performance
Noise Reduction Coefficient is a representation of how well a particular surface stops sound reflecting; the amount of sound absorbed upon striking the surface. It is the percentage of sound energy that does not reflect back into space or room. Therefore, with an NRC rating of 0.70, USG Eclipse Acoustical Panels absorb 70% of the sound that strikes their surface. Therefore, only 30% of the sound is reflected back. Therefore, the panels can be installed in boutiques, reception lobbies, transport terminals, schools and weighting lobbies among other areas to help control mechanical noise and overtones of human speech.
2. Ceiling Attenuation Class -35
Ceiling Attenuation Class (CAC) shows the ceiling’s ability to act as a barrier to airborne sound transmission between adjacent rooms when the dividing wall goes only to the upper limit without connecting with the structural ceiling (underside of the floor above). Higher CAC values indicate that the ceiling provides more sound insulation. USG Eclipse Panels have a CAC rating of 35 which is ideal for offices and schools.
3. Light Reflectance of 0.84
Electrical lighting and daylight represent the two main sources of lighting both at home and in the workplace. On the other hand, the light reflectance of the wall, floor and ceiling surfaces play an important role for the overall illumination of a room. It directly affects living conditions, working productivity and comfort.
USG Eclipse Panels are an essential element when it comes to conserving energy. Well-designed ceiling systems with high light reflectance (LR) improve illumination in the room. It allows for fewer light fixtures to install which results in lower maintenance costs, a reduced electrical load and a reduced cooling load.
With a light reflectance of 0.84 which translates to 84%, USG Eclipse Panels can contribute up to 20% cost savings mainly with indirect lighting. It helps with savings in cooling systems energy and the total building energy savings. Moreover, high light reflectance acoustical ceilings contribute to improving visual comfort.
4. Available with High Recycled Content
USG Eclipse Illusion Panels have a significant portion of their materials from recycled content which reduces the use of virgin materials in construction. It contributes to the total recycled content used in the construction of the building. The use of recycled products in new construction reduces the overall need to landfill such materials. Also, high recycled content reduces the environmental impact from extracting virgin materials. Therefore, using USG Eclipse Panels is a highly effective way of going green and reducing your carbon footprint.
5. Class A fire rated
USG Eclipse Illusion Panels offer Class A fire protection which satisfies even the most demanding building requirements.
6. 30-year lifetime system performance warranty
There’s no substitute for great building construction, design, and maintenance practices when it comes to resisting visible sag and the growth of mold and mildew. Due to the growing demand for excellent product performance, USG Eclipse Panels offer a 30-year system performance guarantee that ensures that the panels will not sag even under high humidity performance. These ceiling panels will also resist and suppress the growth of mold and mildew and stain or odor-causing bacteria.
7. Low VOC emissions
USG Eclipse Panels are low-emitting products that meet CA Specification 01350. These products are ideal for people who suffer from allergies. Unlike other products, these ceiling panels do not emit Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), and this means that they don’t have any negative impact on people’s health.
Besides providing excellent sound absorption, USG Eclipse Illusion Acoustical Panels offer a unique combination of benefits that guarantee good ceiling design and construction without limiting access to the plenum. These ceiling panels are perfect for anyone who wants an excellent ceiling design without giving up sound control and durability.