Vandal Resistant Downlights (VRDL) from Luminaire LED

April 18, 2023

Luminaire LED (, an established leader in vandal-resistant lighting products, today announced the release of its Vandal Resistant Downlight (VRDL) series, the first downlight by Luminaire LED. The architecturally designed series combines a clean, sleek aesthetic with the ability to withstand heavy abuse and harsh environments.

VRDL luminaires are rated IK10 after testing for impact resistance and rated IP66 for resistance against water and dust to perform in the toughest conditions and most determined abuse. This combined rating enables VRDL to withstand vandalism in demanding locations such as transit hubs, and parks and recreation facilities.

The series is also designed to comply with behavioral health environments and correctional facilities requirements. VRDL luminaires are designed (patent pending) to be ligature resistant, and feature anti-tamper hardware and a ¼ inch polycarbonate lens. Certified NSF2, VRDL luminaires have been evaluated for corrosion resistance and cleanability, as well as the ability of its exposed material to withstand everyday wear. The luminaires are easy to sanitize, which supports the infection control standards established by healthcare facilities.

The Vandal Resistant Downlight series is available in 4” and 6” sizes with a range of 1800K through 6500k in static white, tunable white, warm dim, red and amber color temperatures to adapt desired illumination to create a calm and comforting environment even under challenging situations. The series is fully compatible with both nLight® Wired and Wireless lighting control platforms.

To further promote a residential feel in institutional rooms while adding an architectural aesthetic, an IP66 flangeless, mud-in solution is available for both sizes.

The VRDL family of luminaires is assembled in the USA and complies with the Buy America(n) Act (BAA) government procurement requirements under FAR, DFARS, and DOT.

VRDL Feature Summary

  • 4” and 6” apertures
  • IK10 (1/4” polycarbonate)
  • IP66
  • NSF2
  • Ligature resistant
  • Flanged and flangeless (mud in)
  • 1800K through 5000K static white, tunable white, dimming, red, amber
  • Center pin reject Torx hardware, spanner option
  • Brushed stainless, white, back, silver, and bronze paint finishes
  • nLight® and nLight® AIR enabled
  • Battery and GTD
  • Patent pending

More information about VRDL is available here

More information about the source available here

Related Articles

Changing Scene

  • Johnnie Walker Princes Street Receives 2023 IES Lighting Control Innovation Award of Merit

    September 21, 2023 This month, the LCA explore a detailed networked lighting control solution installed at Johnnie Walker Princes Street in Edinburgh, Scotland. Lighting control design by BRC Imagination Arts. Set within an Edinburgh landmark transformed, offering eight floors filled with breathtaking experiences, bars, event spaces, and views across the capital, Johnnie Walker Princes Street… Read More…

  • Acquisition of Cree Lighting US, E-conolight, and Cree Lighting Canada 

    September 20, 2023 The acquisitions solidify ADLT Lighting Group’s position as a global leader in the lighting industry and reinforce its commitment to innovation and excellence. The ADLT Lighting Group is thrilled to announce the successful acquisition of Cree Lighting US, E-conolight, and Cree Lighting Canada on September 8th, 2023, marking a significant milestone in the company’s… Read More…


  • Architectural lighting brings industrial building to life as part of City of Montreal rejuvenation project

    September 11, 2023 Valeco Energie Québec Inc. is a renewable energy development company found on the edge of Frédérick-Back park in Montreal. Valeco acts as the operators of the Biomont Energy cogeneration plant in the Saint-Michel environmental complex, which recovers biogas from the former landfill site and transforms it into green energy. “The park used… Read More…

  • St-Denis Thompson with Eureka Lighting

    St-Denis Thompson with Eureka Lighting

    September 6, 2023 Industrial-era lighting design complements historic office architecture Montreal contractor St-Denis Thompson specializes in building restoration. So, it was no coincidence that it moved its head office to a historic 1908 building on the banks of the Lachine Canal. St-Denis Thompson hired local interior design firm Folio Design to create new offices with… Read More…

New Products

  • BS101LRE Retrofit Kit from Beluce

    BS101LRE Retrofit Kit from Beluce

    September 19, 2023 The BS101LRE is the economical retrofit kit for the BS111 and BS101 The BS101LRE Retrofit Kit allows you to upgrade your existing BS111 and BS101 from fluorescent to LED. To retrofit all you need to do is remove the existing lens and reflector holding the lamps & ballast from the existing fixture… Read More…

  • S4i Integrator Solutions for Seamless Control

    S4i Integrator Solutions for Seamless Control

    September 19, 2023 S4i IB Now Integrates with Crestron Electronics to provide Seamless Control of Casambi Technologies Lighting S4i Solutions for Integrators is pleased to announce that the their Integration Broker (IB) now integrates with Crestron (SIMPL) control systems. This integration allows users to seamlessly control Casambi lighting from their Crestron system. Casambi is a wireless lighting control system that uses Bluetooth Low Energy… Read More…