Luminaire LED Introduces Vandal Resistant Downlights

New luminaires withstand high abuse and behavioral health environments.

Atlanta, GA, April 12, 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 under the toughest conditions and most determined abuse. This combined rating enables VRDL to withstand vandalism in demanding locations such as transport and 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.

VRDL 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.

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.

About Luminaire LED

Luminaire LED, a brand within the Acuity Brands Lighting and Controls portfolio, was founded in 1976 as Luminaire Lighting Corporation. Working closely with the City of New York and the Port Authority, the company developed a knowledge base of the challenges faced in lighting demanding environments. In 2011, the company changed its name to Luminaire LED to reflect its commitment to solid-state lighting technology. Luminaire LED now boasts more than 40 years of successful applications and has built up a reputation for providing the most rugged and durable lighting products in North America. More at

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