Modular Lighting Instruments Launches Smart 4.5 Driver Extensions in North America

April 2, 2020
Partnering with Lutron Electronics, the new Smart 4.5 drivers add dimming capabilities to each fixture.

Belgian lighting manufacturer Modular Lighting Instruments continues to expand its North American offerings with the official launch of its Smart 4.5 driver extensions. Compatible with Lutron Electronics, the leader in smart, scalable lighting control solutions, the driver extensions take Smart 4.5 to the next level. The addition of smart lighting capabilities allows near-infinite modes of lighting expressions, which include high-performance dimming.

Modular Lighting Instruments offers two types of Lutron drivers: Hi-lume 1% 2-wire is a high-performance LED driver that provides smooth, continuous, flicker free dimming to 1%; and Hi-lume 1% EcoSystem LED Drivers with digital control for LEDs that provides addressing of individual fixtures and status feedback from the LED drivers. Fit for a myriad of applications including high-end residential, hospitality, retail, and commercial interiors, Smart 4.5 can be specified for both IC and non-IC housing options.

Modular Lighting Instruments has partnered with Lutron in the past as part of the business’ OEM Advantage Program, which is designed to help manufacturers increase the specifications of luminaires embedded with Lutron technology. In December 2019, Modular Lighting Instruments launched its Smart 1.9 recessed fixture that is compatible with Lutron drivers.

Modular Lighting Instruments continues to grow its North American offerings, releasing award-winning luminaires and systems that stand the test of time and satisfy the need for high-quality, minimalist light fixtures that are certified for the market. The brand plans to further extend its driver extensions offerings in partnership with Lutron Electronics with the launch of its Smart 3.2 driver extensions later this year.

About Modular Lighting Instruments:

Founded in Belgium in 1980, Modular Lighting Instruments is an award-winning manufacturer of high-end architectural lighting solutions for the residential, commercial, institutional, and hospitality markets. Offering a wide selection of surface, recessed, suspension, and track lighting, Modular Lighting Instruments’ fixtures are world-renowned for unparalleled innovation, creativity, and technology. In addition to its headquarters in Belgium, the brand has showrooms and sales outlets in more than 80 countries across the globe. For additional information or to find the nearest dealer, please visit:

About Lutron Electronics (

Founded in 1961, Lutron Electronics is headquartered in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania. From dimmers for the home, to lighting management systems for entire buildings, the company offers more than 15,000 energy-saving products, sold in more than 100 countries. In the US alone, Lutron products save an estimated 10 billion kWh of electricity, or approximately $1 billion in utility costs per year. The company’s early inventions— including the first solid-state electronic dimmer invented by Lutron’s founder, Joel Spira—are now at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, DC.


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