3 reviews for PrivacyShield® Light Hood

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Verified Customer

    product was used in a lab. install was and the product was excellent.
    We may use it in additional rooms.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Verified Customer

    I am in an office surrounded by smaller offices and had zero privacy as sound carries so easily. Installation of this products transformed my sound, now my staff thinks I am out of the office when I am having phone conferences and employee meetings.

  3. Rated 4 out of 5

    Verified Customer

    Not sure you can improve on the product but I wish there was an easier way to marry the pieces rather than liquid brush on adhesive.

Data Sheet

Data Sheet for PrivacyShield® Light Hood

Installation Guide

Installation Guide For PrivacyShield® Light Hood

  1. Can I install PrivacyShield® Light Hood over a High Hat light fixture?
  2. We specify our 2’ x 2’ PrivacyShield® Light Hood for this application.

  3. I am concerned about the heat buildup in the light fixture if I cover it with the Privacy Shield® Light Hood.
  4. This is an important point to review: PrivacyShield® was designed from the start to ensure more than adequate ventilation so that the dissipation of heat from the light fixture was not impacted.

  5. What is the downside of laying fiberglass batts above the ceiling tiles?
  6. It is against building code to lay fiberglass directly onto or against light fixtures.

  7. Does the light hood sit on the light?
  8. No, the light hood does not sit on the light, it sits on the ceiling grid and ceiling tiles. The light hood provides for a vented 2” air space around the light fixture.

  9. Does the light hood affect the fire rating of the ceiling?
  10. No, a Class A Fire Rated ceiling will remain a Class A fire rated ceiling.

  11. Do we need to use the mastic and tape?
  12. Mastic is what holds the light hood hold in place when tiles are put in place or removed.

  13. Can I install in an office area that has sound masking?
  14. Yes

PrivacyShield® Light Hood

Rated 4.67 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
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PrivacyShield® Speech Privacy Without the Noise!Speech Privacy Without the Noise!

The PrivacyShield® Light hood is installed over lighting fixtures in a suspended ceiling to reduce sound and noise transmission, while maintaining air flow. Lighting fixtures have been identified as a significant path for speech and noise to enter and exit the ceiling plenum and travel to neighboring enclosed or open rooms.

Light hoods can be installed in both new and existing spaces to reduce the amount of sound transmitted from one space to the next. These are used when wall partitions do not extend up above the ceiling grid to the roof deck and offer an economical alternative to building full partition walls.


Speech Privacy and Noise Reduction in Private Offices, Conference Rooms, HR Departments, Legal Departments and Medical Facilities.

Features:PrivacyShield™ System

  • Greatly improves speech privacy while maintaining air flow
  • Higher worker productivity
  • Improved worker morale
  • Reduced threat of corporate espionage
  • Compliance with HIPPA
  • Speech Privacy Without the Noise
Light Hood Core Options:
Standard1 lb. Septum
PrivacyShield™ Light Hood StandardPrivacyShield™ Light Hood Septum

Standard STC of 5

(Best for Speech)

1 lb. Septum STC of 26

(Best for Music,
Mechanical noise)

Technical Information:

  • Sizes: 2′ x 2′ (actual: 31″ x 31″ x 9″), 2′ x 4′ (actual: 31″ x 55″ x 9″)
  • Thickness: 1″
  • Height: 9″
  • Color: Black
  • Composition: Fiberglass core covered on both sides with non-woven polyester rayon facing molded into a single piece acoustical hood with optional 1 lb. Septum
  • Fire Rating: Class A per ASTM E84 (UL 723)
  • Complies with Uniform Building Code (BOCA), Standard Building Code (SBCCI), and International Building Code (ICC).
  • Meets or exceeds the National Electric Code pertaining to the installation of this system over lighting fixtures.
  • NRC: 1.00 per ASTM C 423-09a/E 795-08/NVLAP 08/P03
  • Sound Transmission Loss (STC) Per ASTM E 90-09/NVLAP 08/P06
    • PrivacyShield® Light Hood Standard – STC: 5
    • PrivacyShield® Light Hood with 1 lb. Septum – STC: 26
Sound Transmission Loss (Hz) (per ASTM E 90-09)
1 lb. Septum16172125334026
Sound Absorption (Hz) (per ASTM C423-09a; E-400 Mounting)

Installation Method:

Assemble components as outlined in installation guide using the included installation kit (bonding paste, tape & brush).

For more information on our PrivacyShield® Light Hood,
call us at 800.782.5742 or contact our sales department.