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DMF Lighting Expands 2-inch X Series Modular Downlighting Collection

DMF Lighting has expanded its 2-inch X Series modular downlighting collection to include Cross Beam Total Internal Reflection (TIR) Optics; a 500-lumen Ultra-Narrow light engine module; Pinhole and Hyperbolic trims; and extension collars for installation in thicker ceilings.

Specifically engineered for the X Series small aperture downlights, the uniquely designed Cross Beam TIR Optics provide maximum light output and minimal beam clipping, while minimizing glare to create a comfortable workspace or living environment.

“Many designers choose to use TIR optics or lens, which are tremendous in controlling light rays, but not all work well with a small aperture fixture,” said Ken Czech, VP/New Product Development for DMF Lighting. “Designers will also commonly use a pinhole or a deeper trim to emigrate glare and create a quiet ceiling, but the major drawback is light loss and beam clipping. We have cleverly engineered our Cross Beam TIR Optics to maximize light efficacy and offer a glare-free experience.”

The Cross Beam TIR Optics are designed so that light rays are first focused on the trim opening and then diverged to cover the room, with the center of the optic further recessed, resulting in maximum light output, minimal clipping of the light and minimal glare. To learn more about the benefits of the optics, watch this video.

DMF’s products boasts a modular design (housing, light engine module and trim) that features tool-less, field-interchangeable optics, modules and trims, allowing for simply serviceability, easy design changes, and onsite aiming flexibility to meet specific application needs. Drivers are integrated into the modules – versus the housing – so modules equipped with quick connects can be easily swapped out with below ceiling access.

The X Series downlights are offered in round and square apertures with fixed Downlight and Adjustable modules (500 to 1500 lumens) and a wide variety of optical distributions and color temperatures including Warm Dim and Tunable White.

The X Series housings have a unique trap, providing post-install access to the splice box below the ceiling plane. This, along with integrated drivers, allows for painless serviceability. The downlights are shipped with a patent-pending Precision Lock Collar that eliminates over-cutting and drywall repair, making flush-to-ceiling installation easy to achieve.

Complimenting the downlights, the X Series cylinders are offered in pendant, surface-mount, and ADA compliant wall-mount configurations and utilize the same modules so light quality, color, and output remains consistent for a cohesive look.                                                                     

The modularity allows the housings and the light modules to ship separately so the housings can be installed before the lighting design is finalized, reducing on-site storage requirements while maintaining tight project deadlines.

Featuring a sustainable design, the downlighting system is compliant with California’s Title-24 JA8, ENERGY STAR®, and is Declare Listed for Living Building Challenge and LEED projects. The downlights are wet location-listed with optional IC-rated housings and a model that meets Chicago Plenum requirements.

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