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Philips Lightolier Calculite LED downlight generation 3 is the recipient of the prestigious Red Dot Award for innovative product design. Manufacturers and designers from 54 countries entered their current product innovations in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017. 39 experts from all over the world convened in Essen to assess each individual object live and in situ in a process spanning several days. Only designs that won over the jury with their high design quality were awarded this highly sought-after award.

Philips Lightolier Calculite LED downlights generation 3 

Downlights are a versatile tool used to enhance spaces and create visual appeal. As an ambient light source, recessed downlights create a comfortable, soothing illumination throughout the space without distraction. At the same time, downlights can boldly or subtly accentuate architectural or design elements to create rich dimensions and visual interest. No matter how downlights are incorporated into your lighting design, trust market-leading Philips Lightolier Calculite LED generation 3 downlights to maximize the impact of your lighting design.
Philips Lightolier Calculite Downlight Gen3 Lounge Area Application


Visual appeal


Calculite LED downlights provide beautiful subtlety along with robust performance. Its soft beam transitions provide flawless consistency in a space, while offering different beam options to create layers of light for inviting atmospheres and dramatic effects.

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User comfort 


The Calculite family of luminaires offers comfortable, soothing light, achieving uncompromising illumination with a true 50° physical and 45° reflected cutoff. This patent-pending optical design eliminates the distracting imperfections found in lesser quality downlights, such as hotspots and dark rings.

Installation efficiency  


Calculite LED downlight’s unique three-part system of frame-driver/light engine-reflector (multiple patents pending) saves time and hassle from start to finish.  

Calculite LED generation 3 specification-grade downlighting delivers exceptional visual comfort and optical control, extraordinary mechanical precision, installation efficiency and future proofing.

Easy to Specify

Philip Lightolier Calculite LED downlight generation 3 easy to specifiy
The universal frame is independent from the driver, and accommodates a wide range of lumen packages, driver types and CCTs, including 120V and 277V inputs. This provides installation ease as well as flexibility in forecasting as project needs evolve, or as unexpected changes arise. 

Easy to control


From simple standalone dimming down to 1% to a full network solution, users have a wide array of options, with technologies and capabilities by Calculite LED generation 3. The choice today may not be the desired choice for the future therefore the modular design allows easy control system upgradability.


Controls solutions from basic to advance connected networks:

  • 0-10V delivers smooth dimming down to 1%
  • ELV dimmable with no additional wiring
  • Dali for dimming and addressability systems
  • Tunable white (2700K to 6500K) impacts the appeal of the space by changing color temperatures
  • PoE and SpaceWise networking systems for low cost integration of energy efficiency and data management
Philip Lightolier Calculite LED downlight generation 3 drivers

Many Choices...


  • 4”, 6”, & 7” apertures sizes 
  • Round & square shapes (cylinders available Q1 2017)
  • Narrow, medium & wide beam spreads, and wall wash options
  • New construction, IC/airseal, remodeler models
  • Six reflector finishes, four flange choices & vandal proof option
  • Six Vetro decorative elements




Product Information


  • Specification Sheets
  • Instruction Sheets
  • IES Files
  • Brochure
  • Bulletins
  • Product Images
  • Application Images

See how it was received  


The Philips Lightolier Calculite LED downlight generation 3 was given a gala event for preview in September 2016.


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New York City Kickoff Event - September 29th

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After the premier and launch in October 2016, seven Roadshows were held across North America to introduce this product to a new generation of Calculite fans.


Click on theses links to see Roadshow event video from Philadelphia, PA:

Philadelphia - October 6th