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Lighting integration made easy: pre-cut panels for trimless downlights

December 31, 2018

Lighting integration made easy: pre-cut panels for trimless downlights

New Center Cut panels provide the look of drywall but with the benefits of accessibility and acoustical performance

Armstrong Ceiling Solutions has introduced an array of new 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 smooth 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 new 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 5.0" square or round openings designed to seamlessly integrate exclusively 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" suspension system.

Fast, Easy Installation

Center Cut panels replace inconsistent edges with clean, crisp, factory-finished panels. By providing pre-cut holes for the lights, downlight installation is fast and easy since no onsite panel cuts are needed. Trimless downlights require a very precise cut, which is not easily achieved in the field. The pre-cut holes also fit snugly and are always straight, removing another potential for error.

Center cut panels for recessed downlighting from armstrong

Like recessed downlighting, but don’t like how visible flange detract from your monolithic visual. Learn how we solved this by partnering with USAI Lighting to provide precut ceiling panels to give you seamless, flangeless downlights.

For additional information on new Armstrong® Center Cut ceiling panels, visit
For additional information on USAI trimless downlights, visit

Company: Armstrong Ceiling Solutions

Product: ​​Mineral Fiber and Fiberglass Ceiling Tiles




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