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Innovative Architectural Lighting Design
to mix & manage light, brightly
  • Polymeric reflectors with up to 98% reflectivity
  • Maintain brightness & reflect true color
  • Form into almost any shape imaginable
Architectural Lighting Design Inspiration
to harness the light of the sun
  • Polymeric films capture & carry sunlight
  • 99% reflectivity keeps color true & bright
  • Use daylighting to reduce energy costs
Architectural Lighting Design Product Information
to bring your vision to light
  • Imagine your ideal lighting solution
  • Collaborate with 3M consultants
  • Design, create, & install the right light

Lighting solutions

Shape and transport LED or CFL light to an exact spot. Capture and carry sunlight to the deepest recesses of your building. Brighten your output while reducing lighting and energy costs. Whatever your vision, 3M can bring it to light, with cutting-edge solutions designed for affordability, beauty, sustainability, and easy installation.

3M™ Custom Formed Reflectors

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Custom-designed to your specifications for a variety of light control options.
Free-form custom optical designs that achieve up to 98% reflectivity.

Brighter light, less energy

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3M™ Custom Formed Reflectors can enable:

  • Improved light distribution
  • Increased light output
  • Fewer LEDs and a smaller heat sink
  • Lower wattage bulbs
  • Potential to achieve EnergySTAR rating

3M Daylighting

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We offer sunlight delivered virtually anywhere, even deep within a building.
New! 3M™ Specular Film On Metal moves more light, farther, with truer colors.

Daylight delivered, farther, brighter, truer

With a 3M™ Sunlight Delivery System:

  • A single rooftop penetration can support multiple luminaries
  • Reflective film transports sunlight in both vertical and horizontal paths
  • Brightness stays strong through multiple reflections
  • Costs and energy of light production are greatly reduced

3M™ Specular Film On Metal makes it possible to:

  • Deliver brighter daylight, farther vs. standard silver-coated aluminum
  • Deliver beautiful, full-spectrum light that reveals truer colors

3M™ Light Mixing Air Guide

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Bright‚ more uniform‚ energy-efficient light using 3M Light Mixing Air Guide

LED lighting made uniform‚ flexible‚ beautiful.

With 3M Light Mixing Air Guide‚ you get:

  • A uniform LED lighting surface without blinding pinpoints from LED bulbs
  • All the efficiency and maintenance savings you expect from LED lights
  • An energy-efficient‚ lightweight alternative which improves fuel efficiency in transportation applications
  • Customization of fixture size‚ shape‚ configuration and color of light