Posted by Doug Root on 16th Oct 2019

Meet the new Lithonia Lighting Wafer™ LED a Housing-Free Recessed Downlight with Switchable White for Indoor-Outdoor Use

Are you ready to meet this  Lithonia Lighting innovation? At Atlanta Light Bulbs, our goal is to keep our customers up to speed on the newest and coolest products in the lighting market. We want to make lighting cool again. The days of boring old downlights, light bulbs, and fixtures are over! Welcome to the Smart Lighting Universe, where you have control of your lighting. Now you can play music with a built-in speaker on your LED downlights, change color temperatures with apps, and so much more.

Lithonia Lighting Housing free LED recessed downlight wafer

What is an LED Wafer™?

The  LED Wafer from Lithonia Lighting seems to have taken the Wafer and made it a "household name," hence the trademark. The thin, recessed, housing-free LED downlight has a remote driver, eliminating the need for pot light housing. The driver has four 7/8" knockouts with slots for pry-out. The box is suitable for pulling wires because of the 12 cubic-inch wiring compartment, which can accommodate up to (8) 14-gauge insulated conductors or (6) 12-gauge insulated conductors.

This makes the LED Wafer downlights easy to wire in 2in/2outs (plus ground) daisy-chain applications, which has made them the contractors’ choice in new construction and remodels.

Easy Installation of WF6 - Steel Springs on LED Wafer Downlight

What Makes the WF Series Great?

Lithonia Lighting included edge-lit technology in the fixture, which provides crisp, uniform, and clean light. The LED downlights are visually appealing and look far better than their half-priced counterparts. The Wafer lights are ultra-thin and can be installed without recessed housing. It has steel spring tension clips on the top side that are super strong and hold perfectly on drywall edges, beadboard or shiplap. The installation is simple for contractors, electricians, and DIYers with as little as 2-inch plenum clearance since pot light housing is NOT required. They are IC rated and approved for direct contact with insulation, not to mention they are damp location rated

The Lithonia WF series is currently offered in four sizes, two shapes, and various finishes. The Wafer LED downlight sizes are available in 3-inch, 4-inch, 6-inch, and 8-inch diameter downlights in square and round styles.

What’s New With the Ultra-Thin LED Wafer?

The first generation of LED Wafer downlights are factory set to single color temperatures (2700K , 3000K , 3500K , 4000K or 5000K CCT). With standard color temperature options, you had to pick your desired color temperature at the time of purchase.

We have all been in spaces that have terrible lighting, and it is noticeable. For many people, they would buy different samples and try the colors out in the space to make sure the color matched the look they wanted. This can be timely and expensive, not to mention you are forever stuck with the color temperature you chose.

Color Switchable White LED Wafers From Lithonia Lighting

The Switchable White LED Wafer

The ultra-thin switchable white recessed LED downlight Wafer from Lithonia Lighting gives you options. The standard color temperature versions are fine, but the switchable versions allow you to choose the color temperature of the Wafer during install or down the road if you decide you don’t like cool white and would prefer a warm white instead.

Simply toggle the integrated switch on each light to your desired setting (3000K factory default) and you are done!

Whatever your application, luminaires with the Switchable White feature give you the feel and flexibility you need.

Color Switchable White LED Wafer Options

Two Variations Available

The Color Switchable White LED Wafer from Lithonia Lighting is currently offered in 2 variation packages (2700K-3000K-3500K or 3000K-4000K-5000K)

The first variation, 27K30K35K, focuses on the lower color temperature options (soft white to neutral white). The warm colors are very popular for residential lighting applications, restaurants, bars, and waiting rooms. In these applications, you typically want a warm, cozy and inviting feel for the space.

In many ways, the second variation is more versatile. The 30K40K50K LED downlight gives you a broader spectrum of color temperatures to choose from: warm white (3000K), cool white (4000K), and daylight (5000K). This option is best when you are not sure what color you want. You get to choose from a broad spectrum. These options are great for residential, commercial applications and educational spaces.

Ready to Purchase Your Color Switchable LED Wafer?

4 Inch WF4 Series

WF4 4 Inch Color Switchable White LED Wafer

6 Inch WF6 Series

WF6 LED Switchable White Wafer

8 Inch WF8 Series

WF8 Wafer Color Switchable White

WF4 4 Inch Switchable White LED Wafer

WF6 6 Inch Switchable LED Wafer Downlight

WF8 8 Inch Switchable White LED Wafer Downlight

WF4 4 Inch Switchable White LED Wafer 3000k - 4000k - 5000K

WF6 6 Inch Switchable LED Wafer Downlight 3000k - 4000k - 5000k

WF8 8 Inch Switchable LED Wafer Downlight 3000k - 4000k - 5000k


While low prices and huge inventory are certainly enticing, our customer support is our real bread and butter. If you have any questions about Lithonia Lighting’s housing-free Switchable LED Wafer Downlights, let us know. Replacing your LED fixtures can be a daunting process, but we’re here to make it easy on you. We have been proudly supplying light since 1981, and our experts are happy to help.


These LED Wafer Downlights are a sound long-term investment that will drastically reduce your organization’s energy costs, as well as replacement and maintenance expenses. For more in-depth information specific to your application, call 1-888-988-2852 or  send us a message online, and we’ll be happy to help.