DMF Lighting Unveils 2-inch X Series Modular Downlights and 3-inch Cylinders

by | Mar 15, 2023 | News

DMF Lighting Unveils 2-inch X Series Modular Downlights and 3-inch Cylinders

CARSON, Calif., – DMF Lighting, a leading architectural lighting manufacturer of premium modular LED downlighting systems, today announced the introduction of the X Series, a collection of completely modular 2-inch downlights and 3-inch cylinders with field-changeable trims, modules and optics for exceptional versatility. The small-aperture series provides the ultimate in performance, installation and serviceability, as well as finish options.

  • Series features tool-less, field-changeable trims, modules and optics for exceptional versatility
  • Patent-pending Precision Lock Collar eliminates over-cutting and drywall repair, common with small apertures
  • First truly serviceable 2-inch downlight with integrated driver and below ceiling access

Our X Series represents the next evolution of the DMF product line, bringing the industry’s best small-aperture downlights and cylinders that provide high performance with simple installation and serviceability,” said Ken Czech, vice president of new product development, DMF Lighting.

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, which can be common with small- aperture fixtures. The Precision Lock Collar provides depth adjustment and a secure fit, making flush-to-ceiling installation in drywall or millwork easy to achieve.

DMF Lighting Unveils 2-inch X Series Modular Downlights

DMF Lighting Unveils 2-inch X Series Modular Downlights

The modules are offered in Fixed and Adjustable (360-degree rotation and 35-degree tilt) and pair with a universal housing, offering a uniquely small footprint without sacrificing light output. Lumen outputs range from 750 to 1500 lumens – comparable performance to 3- and 4-inch downlights in ceilings up to 10 feet.

DMF drivers are integrated into the light engine modules versus the housing, providing ideal space efficiency, performance, reliability and serviceability. The X Series housings have a unique trap door that provides post-install access to the splice box below the ceiling plane. Together these features allow for painless serviceability, unheard of in a 2-inch fixture.

The tool-less, field-interchangeable optics allow for ultimate flexibility in aiming a project and include 15-, 25-, 40-, and 60-degrees and Linear Spread distributions. Color temperatures range from 2700K – 4000K and include Warm Dim and Tunable White with a 93+ CRI.

The X Series downlight’s die-cast aluminum knife-edge trim options are available in round and square apertures, and in downlight, wall wash, flangeless and decorative choices. The trims are meticulously engineered to provide precise and exceptionally easy installation. Every element of the X Series is designed to complement or disappear into any space, creating a modern, quiet ceiling.

The trims are wet painted for a rich, matte finish in five standard finishes or custom color (RAL). Like the light modules, the trims are completely interchangeable so any design changes can be easily swapped onsite.

The modularity of the X Series system 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.

DMF Lighting Unveils   Modular 3-inch Cylinders

DMF Lighting Unveils 3-inch Cylinders

The X Series Cylinders include pendant, surface-mount and wall-mount solutions with field-changeable trims, decorative diffusers, snoot, and optics, providing an unmatched level of flexibility and customization with a choice of over a million configurations. The series included an ADA compliant wall sconce, as well as an uplight option for direct and indirect illumination. The X Series Cylinders are offered in 6- and 9-inch lengths with lumen outputs from 750 to 1250 lumens. Pendants cord and stem lengths can be adjusted on site for maximum flexibility.

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 IC and wet location listed. The housings also meet 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.