Armstrong Ceiling Solutions has introduced an array of ceiling panels pre-cut to integrate with trimless downlights. Previously attainable only in drywall ceilings, Center Cut panels allow architects and designers to achieve the look of a flangeless downlight in suspended ceilings. In addition to providing the look of drywall, the panels offer the added benefits of accessibility and acoustical performance.
The panels are offered in four Armstrong product lines including Calla, Lyra PB, Ultima, and Optima PB. The panels are pre-cut in the center with either 3.5- or 5-inch square or round openings designed to integrate with the trimless BeveLED family of downlights manufactured by lighting partner USAI Lighting. All panels are available in square lay-in and tegular versions and all install in a standard 9/16-inch suspension system.
Center Cut panels replace inconsistent edges with factory-finished panels. By providing pre-cut holes for the lights, downlight installation takes place with ease since no on-site panel cuts are needed. Trimless downlights require a precise cut, which is not easily achieved in the field. The pre-cut holes also fit snugly and are straight, removing another potential for error.