Case Study

ezoBord Rail LED Acoustic Ceiling Baffle

Dr. Bishop & Associates

Calgary-based optometrists Dr. Bishop & Associates had the vision to create a space where clients could enjoy a full range of treatments and services in quiet elegance. Specializing in providing state-of-the-art sound-absorbent design features, Ayrsonics North America™ brought decades of innovation in design-driven acoustics to build a unique series of ezoBord baffles that fit the optometrist’s concept perfectly.


The Challenge

Being one of the leading eye care stores in Alberta, it was important to create a well-lit and an acoustically optimized environment. Lighting and Acoustics are some of the most important aspects while designing an optometrist store. Opting for the Rail Acoustics Baffles and the Rail LED lighting did just that! By creating a seamless integrated lighting solution to enhance customer experience.

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The Process:

Configured from a series of 23 charcoal grey Rail Acoustic Baffles suspended from the ceiling by a combination of beautiful, anodized aluminum and stainless-steel aircraft cable. Made from 100 percent PET with a minimum of 50 percent recycled content, the baffles are fire tested to ASTM E-84 Class A and are eligible for LEED MR credits as well as BREEAM Health and Wellness ratings.

Most importantly, the 3/8-inch ezoBord construction has been scientifically proven to have an NRC 1.10 sound absorption coefficient. This number means that the custom-installed baffles absorb sound close to 3 times the rate of a standard commercial carpet.

Interspersed in the ezoBord custom baffles are a series of Rail LED. The perfect marriage of Metalumen LED technology with the acoustic and environmental benefits of ezoBord, the Rail inserts tie the design together with an elegant satin aluminum finish that houses leading-edge LED lights combined with luminaire-optimized reflectors and diffusers.


The Solution:

The result is a fully integrated lighting system that provides industry-leading optical performance with a minimum color rendering index (CRI) of 80+. Like the ezoBord baffles, Rail LED is the definition of low maintenance, rated for a minimum of 50,000 hours between regular maintenance cycles. The Rail LED lighting helped cut off glare reduction and direct light onto the products to provide a calm and ambient illumination.


Designer: Karen Attwell – Form Interiors

General Contractor: Milestone Construction + Renovations

Rep: Carmen Williams

Dealer: Vertical Interiors

Installer: McIntyre Group