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Custom Formed Reflectors
a brilliant innovation
Shape light. Deliver it to a specific point. And maintain both brightness and quality, sustainably.

3M™ Custom Formed Reflectors

3M™ Custom Formed Reflectors represent the newest innovation in lighting technologies, allowing you to create a dramatic effect on your design by enhancing the interplay between light and your surroundings. You design what you need. You direct light exactly where you need it. You get better light quality while using less energy. And you can do it while respecting both the environment and your budget.

What makes 3M™ Custom Formed Reflectors better?

Diagram showing how much light is lost in 3 bounces with 3M's polymeric-based reflectors

Technology: 3M™ Custom Formed Reflectors increase the optical efficiency of your light fixtures by using precise specular mirror optics to raise the lumen output. These proprietary, polymeric-based reflectors are non-conductive, are corrosion free, and achieve up to 98% in reflectivity – a unique claim in this industry.

Aesthetics: With 3M™ Custom Formed Reflectors, you’ll see up to a 30% brighter output. You design the light to go exactly where you want it – and you can trust that the true color will be reflected.

Flexibility: Each reflector is custom-designed to your specifications for a variety of light control options. Their free-form optical design provides highly efficient reflectors that allow you to use indirect lighting to cut down on glare.

The many uses of 3M™ Custom Formed Reflectors

Almost anywhere you want LED or CFL light to shine, Custom Formed Reflectors will make the light brighter and use less energy. We've opened the door to new possibilities – you just need to walk through and turn on the light! Use 3M™ Custom Formed Reflectors for:


  • Billboards
  • Tunnels
  • Ceilings
  • Landscaping
  • Streets & Parking Lots


  • Commercial Buildings
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Retail Stores
  • Multifamily Housing Facilities


  • Track & Retail Lighting
  • Directional Lighting (display cases, artwork)
  • Emergency Lighting
  • Stage Lighting

Task Lighting

  • Office Work Areas
  • Machinery Production
  • Workshops
  • Medical Exam Rooms
  • Operating Rooms

Economical Economical 3M™ Custom Formed Reflectors

Achieve significant savings in prototype and production tooling with shorter lead times than injection molding. And you’ll have the potential to reduce LED and LED circuitry costs.

Sustainable Sustainable 3M™ Custom Formed Reflectors

With fewer LEDs and lower-wattage CFL bulbs, you’ll save energy. You’ll experience high efficiency light mixing while gaining the potential to earn an Energy Star rating.

Flexible Flexible 3M™ Custom Formed Reflectors

Each reflector is custom-designed to meet your needs and can be molded into almost any shape. And with such highly reflective material, you can optimize light distribution, use indirect light to minimize glare, and create multiple light-bounces without losing significant light output.