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DMF Lighting Expands its 2-inch X Series Modular Downlighting Collection

DMF Lighting Expands its 2-inch X Series Modular Downlighting Collection

DMF Lighting
  • Additions include uniquely designed Cross Beam TIR Optics reducing glare while providing maximum light output

  • Modular design features tool-less, field-interchangeable optics, modules and trims for exceptional versatility and serviceability

  • First truly serviceable 2-inch downlight with integrated drivers in the light engine modules and below ceiling access

  • Patent-pending Precision Lock Collar eliminates over-cutting and drywall repair, common with small apertures

CARSON, Calif., April 25, 2024 – DMF Lighting, a leading architectural lighting manufacturer of premium modular LED downlighting systems, 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, vice president of new product development, 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.

Known as engineering experts and problem-solvers, 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 feature a unique trap, providing post-install access to the splice box below the ceiling plane. This, along with integrated drivers, allows for painless serviceability — unheard of in a 2-inch fixture. A true breakthrough for error-free installation, 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 maintain tight project deadlines.

Featuring a sustainable design, the downlighting system is compliant with California’s Title-24 JA8, ENERGY STAR®, and 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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About DMF Lighting
DMF Lighting brings a creative approach to lighting, offering award-winning modular LED technology that sets the bar for performance, quality, aesthetics and flexibility. An engineering-driven company, DMF Lighting’s forward-thinking designs, responsive service and reliable distribution has provided successful solutions for residential and commercial projects for more than 30 years. At DMF, we understand that light is more than illumination; light is what makes a space beautiful, useful and, ultimately, enjoyable. Visit to learn more.
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