Canadian Consulting Engineer

AirCore Bridge combines lighting and acoustics

November 23, 2020

The suspended luminaires provide structural support for the baffles.

Focal Point AirCore Bridge

Focal Point has introduced the AirCore Bridge integrated acoustic ceiling system to help specifiers configure architectural spaces for optimal sound management and lighting, with linear baffle and luminaire arrays.

The system is offered in truss, cantilever and cantilever wave versions, each of which uses Seem 1 suspended direct luminaires as primary structural support for AirCore Blade acoustic baffles. In the symmetric truss assembly, for example, two parallel luminaires serve as rails for perpendicular baffles. In the cantilever configuration, the baffles project from one luminaire with a suspension point at the other extremity, so they appear to float. The cantilever wave uses uneven baffle lengths to create a jagged edge at the suspended extremity.

Arrays can be specified with luminaire lengths from 6 to 208 ft, baffle lengths from 5 to 8 ft (in 1-ft increments) and baffle heights of 8, 12 or 16 in., with a variety of on-centre spacing options. Lighting ranges from 125 to 625 lumens/ft and colour temperatures of 3,000, 3,500 or 4,000 K, with dimming options and compatibility with a variety of control systems.


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