WAC Lighting

AETHER Shallow 3.5” Recessed Downlight

Designed as the solution for shallow plenum spaces above ceilings in residential and commercial settings, the new Aether IC Rated Adjustable Downlight is engineered with a low profile 3.5-inch shallow LED housing. This housing is ideal for installation in tight plenum spaces inside buildings with complex HVAC ducts and heating/water pipes that are located between the floors. Aether is a high-output LED ceiling downlight even with such a shallow depth. Energy Star rated and wet location listed for a variety of applications, Aether fits into ceilings with thicknesses that range from just 0.5 to 1.5-inches. Utilizing WAC’s proprietary LED technology, Aether operates with just 16.5 watts and delivers up to 1045 lumens, nearly doubling the performance of a 50-watt MR16 halogen fixture. The luminaire is offered from a 15° narrow beam to 50° flood beam for various application flexibility. Color temperatures range from 2700K to 4000K with a color-rendering index of up to 90. The luminaire dims beautifully with an electronic low voltage (ELV) or 0-10V dimmer and is rated for a 50,000-hour life. Both round and square trim models are available. Trimless styles are also offered for a clean, architectural look. Also offered in wall wash and standard down light models.

Judges’ remarks:

This is the first we’ve seen on the market of this quality; the shallow housing and its ability to be used in sloped ceilings is awesome. It’s at a great price point for trim-less.

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AETHER Shallow 3.5” Recessed Downlight


3.5” trim aperture, 3.5″ housing height


Available now in dealers across North America

Contact Information

WAC Lighting
44 Harbor Park Drive
Port Washington, NY 11050

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Product Specifications

23.12 watts

Light Output:
1361.3 lumens

58.88 lm/W

3153 K


Test Laboratory:
Test Lab of WAC Lighting Co. Ltd

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ENERGY STAR Qualified:
Expected September 2016