Whether the goal is to call attention to one area of a project or to provide an even base of illumination free of shadows, these downlights use the versatility of their LED form-factors to improve the standby fixture category.

Edison Price Lighting

APlus WhiteLight/5 SM, Edison Price Lighting
This surface-mounted combination LED downlight and wallwasher features interchangeable reflectors. It is available in 2700K, 3000K, 3500K, and 4000K with a CRI of 90-plus, and offers up to 61 lumens per watt. The luminaire measures 8-1/4” deep and has a 5” aperture with a 40-degree shielding angle. It accepts 120V or 277V systems, and it is dimmable down to 5 percent. Housing finish options are white, black, and industrial silver, as well as custom colors, while the reflector can be finished in clear, aluminum, champagne gold, black, and white. epl.com

Intense Lighting

3.5” MX LED Downlight, Intense Lighting
This downlight’s small aperture and shallow housing improve installation flexibility in applications from residential to retail. It is available in 2700K, 3000K, 3500K, and 4100K at a CRI of 82; in 2700K and 3000K at a CRI of 92; and in either a 3500K Class A or a 3000K Crisp White option. Optics range from 12 degrees to 50 degrees and lumen packages are available from 800 lumens to 1,200 lumens. Featuring a black powder-coated steel frame with downlight, lensed downlight, lensed pinhole, and trimless options. ETL listed for damp locations. intenselighting.com


CCTLed Architectural Mini Adjustable, Targetti
This 4” aperture LED downlight projector is available in 2700K and 3000K with a CRI of either 84 or 97 and in 5W, 9W, 14W, and 20W models. Its die-cast aluminum housing features an integrated heat-dissipation system whose friction rotation functionality can manually aim from up to 30 degrees vertically and 355 degrees horizontally. Four beam-spread options are offered: a 15-degree flood, a 45-degree medium-wide flood, and a 60-degree wide-flood, as well as a 9-degree narrow spot for the 5W model. The fixture mounts into the ceiling housing via tool-free spring clips. Dimming options include electronic low voltage and zero-to-10V. IP20, IP54, and cULus listed. targetti.com

WAC Lighting

Aether, WAC Lighting
For installation in shallow plenums in residential and light commercial applications, Aether has a 3.5”-deep housing and can work with ceilings that are 0.5” to 1.5” deep. The LED downlight is available in 2700K to 4000K with a CRI of up to 90. It consumes 22.5W and delivers up to 1,375 lumens. It comes with either a 25-degree or 40-degree beam angle, and the fixture has a 35-degree cutoff angle. Dimmable via electronic low voltage or zero-to-10V dimmers. Its universal driver accepts 120V to 277V systems. Round and square trims, as well as a trimless version, are offered. waclighting.com

H.E. Williams

Trimless Downlights, H.E. Williams
These LED downlights are offered in round and square styles with 4.5” and 6” apertures. The fixture can be specified in 2700K, 3000K, 3500K, and 4000K with a CRI of 82 and lumen outputs from 1,100 lumens to 3,000 lumens. It is dimmable via zero-to-10V and Lutron Hi-Lume options, and can also be prewired for non-dimming applications. The fixture accepts 120V and 277V systems. Standard and IC-rated housings are offered, both with an extruded aluminum passive heat sink and a field-adjustable throat that accommodates ceilings up to 1-1/4” deep. An angular mud ring adjusts for in-field leveling during installation. The round reflector comes in low-iridescent aluminum with eight finishes, including wheat, pewter, and gold, while the square reflector is offered with low-iridescent lower trim with a clear-sating finish. hewilliams.com


GL-DLC06 6” Recessed Downlights, GlacialLight
For use indoors, these 15W and 35W recessed LED fittings feature a high-efficiency chip-on-board (CoB) package with cold-forged thermal heat sinks and a driver that can deliver from 100 to 115 lumens per watt. Available in 3000K, 4000K, and 5000K with a CRI of 80, the fixtures provide 1,600 lumens to 1,720 lumens for the 15W model and 3,500 lumens to 3,800 lumens for the 35W model. The downlight is offered in dimmable and non-dimmable versions and with a D/C plug to ease installation. glaciallight.com